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Funny or odd street names in your town.
Posted: 26 October 2007 05:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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Heh. I forgot the one that inspired the conversation that inspired the thread.

Peffermill (I assume it’s German, or of a similar language, but I don’t know why.)

Oh, and Blinkbonnie. That’s a good one.

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Posted: 26 October 2007 10:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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I remember seeing Cock Burn Road one night..

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Posted: 26 October 2007 10:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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Yeah, we’ve got a Cockburn (pronounced co-burn) Street.
It usually makes me snigger.

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Posted: 26 October 2007 10:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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The street I live in, translates as Wet Garden street.

But the street in my city with the best name ever would be ‘Straatje-zonder-einde’ (‘Street Without End’ ). Which is the ONLY street within the old city limits that has a real dead end (a solid wall).  LOL

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Posted: 26 October 2007 07:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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It’s kinda off topic but I also saw a shop Woodcocks, on closer inspection I found the owners name to be Ivor…....

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Posted: 29 March 2010 06:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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*revives old thread, as it is closest in nature to what he has to report*

Today I saw a church not too far from here.  The name of it:  St. Claire’s Bottom Baptist Church.  Located in St. Claire’s Bottom.  Rather unfortunate choice of a geographical feature to name after a person.

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Posted: 29 March 2010 07:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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Well, since I’ve missed this in perusing the forum before, I’ll add that there are two streets that intersect near where I used to work named Harriet Ave. and Beecher St.  There is, however, no Stowe.  I was constantly disappointed.

As to Oppie’s note on the ‘entertainment,’ we have one of those (located prominently on Washington Ave.), though it only has 100’s of beautiful girls (instead of 1000’s) to offset the three ugly ones.

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Posted: 08 July 2010 04:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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There is a street in Edinburgh called Cuddy Lane & a Dick Place in Morningside

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Posted: 09 July 2010 04:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 31 ]
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Near my girlfriends place in Alexandria and Wilder, Ky they have Licking Pike.  And while to exactly a street, Big Bone Lick State Park is near there too.  That sure doesn’t mean the same thing to me as it does to the locals.

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Posted: 10 July 2010 09:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 32 ]
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gray - 09 July 2010 08:50 PM

Near my girlfriends place in Alexandria and Wilder, Ky they have Licking Pike.  And while to exactly a street, Big Bone Lick State Park is near there too.  That sure doesn’t mean the same thing to me as it does to the locals.

I’ve seen the sign “This exit to Big Bone Lick State Park”.  In Indiana, there’s “French Lick”.  French Lick Resort is a big couples retreat.

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Posted: 15 August 2010 11:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 33 ]
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Boo - 26 October 2007 09:14 AM

Heh. I forgot the one that inspired the conversation that inspired the thread.

Peffermill (I assume it’s German, or of a similar language, but I don’t know why.)

Oh, and Blinkbonnie. That’s a good one.


Recorded as Peppar, Pepper, Peever, Peffer, Peppard, Pepperd, Pippard, and others, this is a surname of English medieval origins. It derives from the word “peper”, itself ultimately from the Roman Latin word “piper” meaning pepper. As such it was given as an occupational name to a pepperer or spicer. The forms as Peever and Peffer come from the Old French “pivre” meaning pepper.

Read more: http://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/Pepper#ixzz0wgr7j3X3

I assume there was a pepper mill there at some point

Blink Bonnie is the alliterative term for a glimpse of beauty. To the Scot it has a deeper meaning, a meaning so haunting and yet so elusive that nothing else but Blink Bonnie can give it form. It sums up tor us in this case the enchantment of a magnificent expanse of open countrv.

a vista of mountain, glen, loch and moor Little Scotland, it you care to think of it so, a fine miniature on which Nature has lavished especial care. The Scot abroad longs for “a blink o’ his ain countne ” or “a bonnie blythe blink of his ain fireside,” a longing that epitomises his ideal of sweet contentment.

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