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Old 08-29-2011, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Old East Dallas
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I've always liked Nonesuch Court in Lakewood. Also, the Disney Streets are pretty funny with names like Snow White Drive, Dwarfs Circle, Fansatia Lane, etc.
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Old 08-29-2011, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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There's also a street in Preston Hollow named "Boca Raton" which means "Rat's Mouth" in Spanish.
Well, "mouse" actually.

My fave is when I'm traveling South on East NorthWest Hwy.
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Old 08-29-2011, 11:39 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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Well, "mouse" actually.
Oh well that changes EVERYTHING...
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Old 08-29-2011, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Lancaster, TX
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Several years ago, I had a relative that lived on Beaker Drive in Dallas. The next street over was Flask Drive. I always thought those were a bit weird as street names.

There's another neighborhood in southern Dallas whose streets are named after cigarette brands - Pall Mall Avenue, Kool Avenue, Lucky Lane, and Camel Court.
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Old 08-29-2011, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Tam O'Shanter Lane in Richardson.
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Old 08-29-2011, 02:14 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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Tam O'Shanter Lane in Richardson.
Eh...I dunno, it's right next to a country club...a golf course actually...and both the hat and sport are so closely associated with Scotland that you frequently see golf courses and country clubs named for the Tam O'Shanter...eh...it's not really all that funny. To me it's like seeing a street called "Swan Lane" next to a lake.

(Sorry, I'm feeling very contrary today!)
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Old 08-29-2011, 02:15 PM
 
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Mary Jane Ln. in Garland, TX
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Old 08-29-2011, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Eh...I dunno, it's right next to a country club...a golf course actually...and both the hat and sport are so closely associated with Scotland that you frequently see golf courses and country clubs named for the Tam O'Shanter...eh...it's not really all that funny. To me it's like seeing a street called "Swan Lane" next to a lake.

(Sorry, I'm feeling very contrary today!)

It is still a funny name. However appropriate, nonetheless funny. Swan is not that funny of a word anyway, in any context that I can come up with. Tam O' Shanter is a funny word, I was even going to post a pic of the hat, do a google for images and there are some that even come with the red hair attached. I actually thought there was a similarly named street down in the park cities on one of our bike routes, maybe over by DAllas Country Club, but couldn't find it.
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Old 08-29-2011, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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How about finding a funny intersection of street names. Now, BGD, don't take issue with the spelling of one of the street names, just go with it. ;-)

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Old 08-29-2011, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Junius Heights
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I've always liked Nonesuch Court in Lakewood. Also, the Disney Streets are pretty funny with names like Snow White Drive, Dwarfs Circle, Fansatia Lane, etc.
Let me tell you nothing makes you a target on your first day of school, like having to confirm your address in 1'st period, and the teacher can't stop giggling, because you live on Peter Pan Dr.


Not that that was my experience when my family moved to Dallas lo these many years ago.
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