Sometimes, I get embarrassed for people who don’t have enough sense to be embarrassed for themselves…

…such as the people who name certain roads.

(I also feel bad for the people who have to live on them!)

Let’s talk:  What’s the oddest named road in the city where you live?  What about the oddest named city or body of water in your state or general vicinity?  How about the most mispronounced name?

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21 thoughts on “Sometimes, I get embarrassed for people who don’t have enough sense to be embarrassed for themselves…

  1. Here’s some kosher UK road names for you young Rachel!
    1. Minge Lane, Upton-upon-Severn, Worcestershire
    2. Slag Lane, Lowton, Lancashire
    3. Fanny Hands Lane, Ludford, Lincolnshire
    4. Bell End, Rowley Regis, West Midlands
    5. Crotch Crescent, Marston, Oxfordshire
    6. The Knob, Kings Sutton, Northamptonshire
    7. Cock Lane, Farringdon, London
    8. Cockshoot Close, Stonesfield, Oxfordshire
    9. Cumming Street, Islington, London
    10. Cock A-Dobby, Sandhurst, Berkshire

    As for towns – don’t even go there although the Wiltshire village of Honey Knob Hill has always amused me!

  2. The name of the road I live on includes the name of a place in England – and misspells it.

    When I lived in North Carolina, I got involved in a road-name-and-routing war with the county, when it was preparing to implement an emergency services upgrade. I hiked that whole very long country road in midsummer (oh, how healthy I was, back then!), interviewing residents and businesses about the proposed changes. It turned out that the county had consulted nobody who would be affected. We got the project postponed until everybody on the road met and came up with a road name and routing solution, which the county adopted (albeit reluctantly). Note to bureaucrats: Democracy works.

  3. Here in Riga, Latvia things are odd the names are in Latvian but I’ll give you some translations – Sin Street, Ship Street, Down the Lane and many more. Then again this city is old and has a very long history. We even have small streets where I can’t find the street name but I can go past a building where steps lead up to a none existent door. lol

  4. This is too funny and I love the comments! I can’t remember if I’ve come across any very strange names for towns or streets, but now I’m going to start paying attention 🙂

  5. There was a funny one I saw a few weeks ago that I can’t remember, but it was something like “No Access Road.”
    In the Philadelphia area we have the Schuylkill River, Manayunk, and Moyamensing Ave, which apparently comes from the Lenape word meaning pigeon droppings. There’s a Street Road outside of Philadelphia, and then of course, there’s the town of Intercourse, PA, near Lancaster.

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