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Old 11-01-2014, 07:52 AM
 
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In the town I grew up in, Auburn, MA the funniest street name is Main Street. It used to have a factory in the 1800's that burned down and closed, now Main Street is a dead end with about 10 houses and no traffic.
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Old 11-01-2014, 04:56 PM
 
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Knoxville has "historic preservation drive" in an area of town that was wiped out by '60s urban renewal. Go figure. It's a lot easier to appreciate "Peyton Manning Pass" in the middle of UT.

There's an intersection downtown I'd passed by a thousand times and never given a second thought. Until one day I saw a happy couple photographing themselves at the corner of Gay and Union.

Gay Street is the historic shopping street that is now home to high end condos, upscale dining, and pubs/bars.
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Old 11-02-2014, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Living here in Charlotte there are many strange street names.

Intersections Providence/Providence & Queens/Queens

Sharon Rd.-Sharon Lakes Rd.-Sharon Ln.-S. Sharon Amity Rd.-N. Sharon Amity Rd.

or traveling on Park Rd. and turning right onto Park Rd. to remain on the same street.
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Old 11-02-2014, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities (StP)
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Milwaukee:

Teutonia Avenue (pronounced Tie TONE e uh)
Burleigh St. (pronounced BUR lye)
Kinnikinnik Avenue (prounced like it's spelled, but locals call it KK)

St. Paul:

Cretin Ave. (pronounced just like the word, but actually named after the archdiocese's firsh archbishop, a French-Canadian)

Minneapolis:

Wayzata Blvd. (pronounced Wy ZETTA)

Those aren't too wierd of names.

Johnny Cake Ridge Road (Apple Valley)
Yankee Doodle Road (Eagan)
Pilot Knob Road (Eagan)

Now those are some goofy names.
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Old 11-02-2014, 08:00 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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In the West 7th District.

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Old 11-04-2014, 06:33 AM
 
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Lame Beaver Street
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Old 11-04-2014, 06:45 AM
 
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Hoes Lane. in jersey
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Old 11-04-2014, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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In the West 7th District.

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Foash
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Old 11-04-2014, 08:34 AM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Foash
Correct.

But I don't think I have to tell you how common it is incorrectly pronounced.
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Old 11-04-2014, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Some wild names in this thread. Mine don't seem very strange at all now.

Throop St.
Eggleston Ave.
Stony Island Blvd.
Normal Ave.
Lithuanian Plaza Ct.
Narragansett Ave.
Whipple St.
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