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Interesting city and/or street names

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by slobake, Jan 23, 2013.


  1. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2011
    San Franciscco, CA
    I have always wondered what it would be like to live in Mystic, Connecticut or Truth or Consequences, California. Of course who could forget Intercourse, Pennsyvania or a small street near the Russian River called Lois Lane.
    I'm sure there are a lot more.
     
  2. DwaynieAD

    DwaynieAD Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2010
    Mechanicsburg, PA
    Hometown, PA

    Centralia, PA is famous for its underground mine fire, but what I find funny is most of the former residents moved to nearby Ashland, PA
     
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  4. I'm in Florida this week, and yesterday I saw a "Gay Road" somewhere in the Winter Park area. I took a picture of the street sign the last time I was here, but now I can't find it. In any case, it's slightly amusing.:hyper:
     
  5. elgecko

    elgecko

    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    Weed, California.

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  6. elgecko

    elgecko

    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    Moorpark, California...not interesting until you say it backwards. :ninja:

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  7. dtripoli

    dtripoli

    Aug 15, 2010
    Been to Weed, CA many times. After decades of them fighting against the pot connotation, they have embraced it and sell T-shirts now at most stores there.
    Been to Truth or Consequences, NM. It's not a CA city. Happened through there in the dead of winter and darn near froze my tush off. Cold desert nights.
    Old train stops west of LA; Anaheim, Azusa and Cucumonga
     
  8. Richland123

    Richland123

    Apr 17, 2009
    Nanty Glo, PA - The name comes from the Welsh "Nant Y Glo," meaning "The Ravine (or "Brook") of Coal."
    Blue Ball, PA
    Bird In Hand, PA
     
  9. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    Ho Ho Kus NJ
     
  10. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2011
    San Franciscco, CA
    Oops! :eek: Good catch! Thanks for the geography lesson.
     
  11. Richland123

    Richland123

    Apr 17, 2009
    Munster, PA - and it's near
    Lily, PA

    Of course, they existed way before the TV show - The Munsters and there was a character named Lily Munster.
     
  12. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2011
    San Franciscco, CA
    There is a street near here called "Alameda de Las Pulgas" translated that means "Grove of the fleas" I can't understand why anyone would want to live there.
     

  13. Don't forget Blue Ball, Paradise and Virginville, PA All in the same area of Intercourse PA.
     
  14. There's a town in Austria, I can't type the name here. It starts with F and ends in ing, and English speaking tourists love to have their picture taken with the Welcome to _______ sign.
     
  15. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2011
    San Franciscco, CA
    Does it mean something else there, or did someone really name a city this?
     
  16. giacomini

    giacomini

    Dec 14, 2008
    Florianopolis - Brazil
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing: Copetti Guitars
    Gawd, I just LOLed reading the wikipedia article about that city... scroll down in the article to see the ________ map. :ninja:
     
  17. Just a few streets away from me is:

    Seaman Trail :eek:
     
  18. That's just the beginning of the interesting place names in Newfoundland. I grew up in Conception Bay South. They're beginning to sanitize some of the names, which is sad.

    Hibb's Hole is now Hibb's Cove
    Gayside is now Baytona (worst town name on earth!)
    Famish Gut is now Fairhaven, etc.

    Still some good ones though:

    Jerry's Nose, Joe Batt's Arm, Herring Neck, Dildo (near Spread Eagle Peak :D), Haha Bay, Baie D'espoir (pronounced Bay Despair), etc.
     
  19. There is a small hamlet near me that is called Dorking.

    lowsound
     
  20. Biggbass

    Biggbass Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    Stanley Marcus used to live on Nonesuch Way in Dallas.
     



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