contest for odd street names & odd intersections

contest for odd street names & odd intersections

Joined: January 21st, 2004, 3:15 pm

December 31st, 2005, 2:46 pm #1

Odd names:

Lois Lane Drive

Chicken Shack Drive

Shades of Death Road (NJ)

Fangboner Road (near Toledo, Ohio)

Smashed-In Buffalo Head Road (ND)

Farfrompoopen Road (at Constipation Heights, AR)

Odd Instersections:

Nixon Rd and Bluett Rd (near UofMich School of Political Science)

West 4th Street and West 4th Street (Greenwich Village)

Bangher and Leever

Yankee St, Doodle St., Dandy St. (Harrisville, WI)

Grinn Dr. and Barrett Dr. (West Chester, OH)

Big Beaver Road at Exit 69 (near Detroit)

Most Used:
(1) Second St.
(2) Third St.
(3) First St.
(4) Fourth St.
(7) Main St.

Mis-pronounced:

Freud St. is Frood (Detroit)

Goethe es Goatee (Detroit)

Go to TheCarConnection.com to submit names for this contest and to see photos.
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Joined: April 20th, 2004, 7:19 pm

December 31st, 2005, 3:01 pm #2

houston street in NYC is notoriously mispronounced as like the city in texas.
I did some research on it once.. houston street (originally houstoun st) was named shortly after 1788 when william houstoun, a georgia delegate to the continental congress, married the landowner's daughter.

sam houston wasn't even born until 1793.

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Joined: November 8th, 2004, 5:33 pm

January 3rd, 2006, 10:12 pm #3

Odd names:

Lois Lane Drive

Chicken Shack Drive

Shades of Death Road (NJ)

Fangboner Road (near Toledo, Ohio)

Smashed-In Buffalo Head Road (ND)

Farfrompoopen Road (at Constipation Heights, AR)

Odd Instersections:

Nixon Rd and Bluett Rd (near UofMich School of Political Science)

West 4th Street and West 4th Street (Greenwich Village)

Bangher and Leever

Yankee St, Doodle St., Dandy St. (Harrisville, WI)

Grinn Dr. and Barrett Dr. (West Chester, OH)

Big Beaver Road at Exit 69 (near Detroit)

Most Used:
(1) Second St.
(2) Third St.
(3) First St.
(4) Fourth St.
(7) Main St.

Mis-pronounced:

Freud St. is Frood (Detroit)

Goethe es Goatee (Detroit)

Go to TheCarConnection.com to submit names for this contest and to see photos.
I thought about this on our last HP drive to IA. We passed Peculiar, MO and that got me thinkin back to all the funny town names Ive seen in my life. I think I need to start snapping a picture and putting them in an album.
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Joined: January 4th, 2006, 11:11 am

January 4th, 2006, 11:14 am #4

My favorite town (passed through it on the way to the MD highpoint) is Accident, MD. Needless to say, I drove very carefully... This is part of the Amish/Pennsylvania Dutch district, I think, with odd names like Intercourse, PA (a source of much merriment for teenagers).
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Joined: January 21st, 2004, 6:08 am

January 4th, 2006, 4:08 pm #5

I thought about this on our last HP drive to IA. We passed Peculiar, MO and that got me thinkin back to all the funny town names Ive seen in my life. I think I need to start snapping a picture and putting them in an album.
Accident, MD, that is.

I've had the same thought, and try to snap pictures of strange/funny/etc. town names as I highpoint. Got my image of the Accident, MD sign - even e-mailed it to my insurance agent!

Also snapped shots of:
"Yoder" CO (think Star Wars, with a drawl)
"Waldo" (somewhere between the AR & LA HPs; guess I found Waldo)
"Eighty Four" (somewhere in the mid-Atlantic region; either not very creative or Orwellian)

Then there's that image that circulates on the net of icicles dangling from a sign that says "Hell." Never figured out if that's a PhotoShop job or not.

And finally, there's Athol, MA. Make up your own joke.

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Joined: November 8th, 2004, 5:33 pm

January 4th, 2006, 4:49 pm #6

My favorite town (passed through it on the way to the MD highpoint) is Accident, MD. Needless to say, I drove very carefully... This is part of the Amish/Pennsylvania Dutch district, I think, with odd names like Intercourse, PA (a source of much merriment for teenagers).
Yep, been there too. Actually, we were just there in November.
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Joined: January 20th, 2004, 6:42 pm

January 4th, 2006, 8:20 pm #7

Accident, MD, that is.

I've had the same thought, and try to snap pictures of strange/funny/etc. town names as I highpoint. Got my image of the Accident, MD sign - even e-mailed it to my insurance agent!

Also snapped shots of:
"Yoder" CO (think Star Wars, with a drawl)
"Waldo" (somewhere between the AR & LA HPs; guess I found Waldo)
"Eighty Four" (somewhere in the mid-Atlantic region; either not very creative or Orwellian)

Then there's that image that circulates on the net of icicles dangling from a sign that says "Hell." Never figured out if that's a PhotoShop job or not.

And finally, there's Athol, MA. Make up your own joke.
I think it's Hell, Michigan.
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Joined: January 20th, 2004, 9:07 pm

January 5th, 2006, 7:48 pm #8

...there is also a Nirvana, Michigan, on the other side of the state. If you're driving from Hell to Nirvana, you happen to pass through Climax, Michigan. Unfortunately, there is no Intercourse in Michigan, and one would have to go very much out of their way to be in Intercourse before reaching Climax.
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Joined: July 21st, 2004, 9:12 pm

January 8th, 2006, 2:32 am #9

En route to the PA highpoint, we were surprised to see a concentration of dirty-sounding places in Amish country:

Virginville
Blue Ball(s)
Intercourse
Lititz Freeway

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Joined: November 5th, 2005, 10:00 pm

January 8th, 2006, 3:42 am #10

I used to drive on Devils Backbone Road in Ohio. It was featured in the movie "Airborne" about rollerblading dudes.

How about

Spread Eagle, WI
Toad Suck, AR
Truth or Consequences, NM
Eighty Eight Cents, KY
Nutsack, WA
Assawoman, VA

Check out this website for even more http://www.floydpinkerton.net/fun/citynames.html
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