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Funny or odd street names in your town.
Posted: 15 August 2010 01:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 34 ]
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I will never walk on Ransom Street.

(‘tis in Michigan, USA)

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Posted: 11 October 2010 09:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 35 ]
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What I found weird was when we went to Edinburgh and where Mouse lives, there is only one street name! All the streets are ‘streetname’ gardens, ave, drive, loan, medway etc. It confused the crap out of me! I thought we were turning onto her road and Boo was like ‘Um, no, that’s ‘streetname’ gardens, her house is two streets up!’

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Posted: 11 October 2010 02:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 36 ]
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Nettie - 11 October 2010 01:27 PM

What I found weird was when we went to Edinburgh and where Mouse lives, there is only one street name! All the streets are ‘streetname’ gardens, ave, drive, loan, medway etc. It confused the crap out of me! I thought we were turning onto her road and Boo was like ‘Um, no, that’s ‘streetname’ gardens, her house is two streets up!’

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That sort of thing happens a lot here - see here for an example!

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Posted: 11 October 2010 02:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 37 ]
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It’s not that rare here, either.  What was really bad was one place in North Carolina.  I was driving down a road (Davis Road, or some such name), and at an intersection I crossed. . .Davis Road.  A different Davis Road than the one I was on.  And at the next intersection, there was a third Davis Road.  I looked at a map later, and there was something like four Davis Roads all right there.  And it wasn’t Davis Road and Davis Drive and Davis Avenue or anything like that, they were all Davis Road.

It must drive mail delivery people mad.

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Posted: 11 October 2010 07:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 38 ]
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Acci I thought it would make it hard to deliver mail as well, especially since a lot of people never get the street type right but then I was informed that they just have a different post code for almost every street! So The post code for Street is different to Loan etc. It blew my mind! The post code I have is shared between five different suburbs! I think Scottish streets are just greedy wink

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Posted: 11 October 2010 07:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 39 ]
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Post codes in britain are usually shared between just a few houses.

When I lived there I think only one of my neighbours shared the same post code I had.

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Posted: 12 October 2010 08:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 40 ]
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Exactly, Shar. For a letter to get to me it only really needs the house number and postcode.

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Posted: 12 October 2010 04:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 41 ]
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Yeah. US ZIP codes are actually pretty much the same way, if you use the expanded code.

The standard five-digit code indicates which post office it goes to (or other letter-sorting station) and the additional four digits indicate which route it goes out on. In most suburban environments, this translates to two or three dozen houses, as a given carrier will often have a few codes worth on their truck. In more urban settings, a large apartment complex may have its own code.

The fun one is my code. Since I use a P. O. Box, I have a unique expanded code. You can get a letter to me with just nine digits! Mind, the postal orfice hates that sort of thing, but it can be done.

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Posted: 12 October 2010 09:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 42 ]
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I live in a subdivision adjacent to a golf course, and consequently all of the nearby street names are brands of golf equipment. My house is on Titleist road, next over is Valhalla Drive, then Callaway court, and Pinnacle court.

Thank God none of them are named after Nike.

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Posted: 12 October 2010 11:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 43 ]
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ghettoeskimo - 13 October 2010 01:47 AM

Thank God none of them are named after Nike.

Indeed, that would be a Victory for crass commercialism. . .

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Posted: 12 October 2010 11:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 44 ]
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ghettoeskimo - 13 October 2010 01:47 AM

Thank God none of them are named after Nike.

Indeed, that would be a Victory for crass commercialism. . .

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