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Old 03-01-2009, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Earth
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Shreveport's Stoner Ave. Yeah, there's plenty of weed among its denizens, but probbly more crack than anything.
There's also a Stoner Avenue in Los Angeles, on the Westside (Brentwood/West L.A./Mar Vista). And when I was in high school that name was appropriate for one stretch of Stoner. . That street sign is the most stolen in L.A.

L.A.'s other funniest street name: Queens Road in West Hollywood and Mariposa Ave. in Hollywood ("mariposa" in Spanish literally means "butterfly" but it's also an anti-gay slur in Spanish). Not to mention L. Ron Hubbard Way.

San Francisco: Lick Street.

New York City: Gay Street, in the West Village.
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Old 03-01-2009, 10:25 AM
 
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St. Paul:
Cretin Avenue
Pierce Butler Route (not funny, just weird)
Energy Park Drive (ditto)
Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard (enough names for 6 streets!)

Minneapolis:
Main Street (it's not funny until you see it: it's a short, narrow little street in an obscure neighborhood far from the main business district)
The Mall (any particular one?)

Iowa City:
Taft Speedway

Rochester:
Chili Avenue (actually not funny when your hear it pronounced: chy-lye)

Miami:
Arthur Godfrey Road
Red Road
Blue Road
Don Shula Expressway (All road names that use the first and last name of the person they are trying to memorialize sound funny to me, especially when the first name is a nickname)

Milwaukee:
Kinnickkinnick Avenue (called "KK" by the locals)
Vliet Street (not sure how they pronounce that one)

Boston:
Fresh Pond Rd.

Atlanta:
Boulevard (kinda generic, where's the rest of it?)
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Old 03-01-2009, 10:44 AM
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Location: Oakland
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San Francisco:

Belcher
Shafter
Eggbert
Uranus (imagine ordering a pizza from here)
Lapu Lapu

And these names are funny when you realize that people get shot all the time on these three streets:

Capp
Shotwell
Friendship Court
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Old 03-01-2009, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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Sounds like French names amuse you!
Actually it's quite the opposite. I'm a Louisianian, born and raised. French names are part of every day life for me. What does amuse me is when I'm in NOLA and I hear tourists trying desperately to prounounce a few of these street names. The only one I'm not 100% sure of is Urquhart Street, but it's a minor side street anyway, so I'm not losing any sleep over it.
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Old 03-01-2009, 01:26 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Fee Fee Hills Drive, North & South Road, Olive Blvd, Page Ave., all that I can think of right now.
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Old 03-01-2009, 01:35 PM
 
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Actually it's quite the opposite. I'm a Louisianian, born and raised. French names are part of every day life for me. What does amuse me is when I'm in NOLA and I hear tourists trying desperately to prounounce a few of these street names. The only one I'm not 100% sure of is Urquhart Street, but it's a minor side street anyway, so I'm not losing any sleep over it.
So it's not the name that's funny, it's the pronunciation of it that's funny. Got it!

We have some like that here in the Twin Cities: e.g., Wayzata Blvd., Mahtomedi Avenue.
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Old 03-01-2009, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Around southern New Jersey -

Forever Dr. - one block long

Public Rd. and Dirt Rd.

No Name Rd. - Lost Lane Rd.

Good Intent, Good Luck, Success

Break Neck and Bloody Ridge Rd.

Unexpected Rd!

Aura Rd.

Coward, Downer, Shunpike, Double Trouble, Mt. Misery (no mountain), Purgatory

Tan Vat Rd.

Leonard Cake Rd.

Buckshutem Rd. and Frog Ocean Rd.
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Old 03-01-2009, 02:15 PM
 
Location: City of Thorns
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Couch, pronounced COOCH.
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Old 03-01-2009, 03:08 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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Default There's also a Teapot Lane there,

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There's a street on Long Island called Bread and cheese Rd. lol
but you have to drive a while before you can get to Bread and Cheese Rd.
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Old 03-01-2009, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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My hometown


Overlook Trail

Carr Road

Holksnezcht Circle

Moon Road

Hoadley Road

Futura Parkway

The Strand

Metropolis Mile
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