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Old 04-27-2021, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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Hello All, my husband and I are looking for a new home in metro area, so I have been studying real estate listings for months. On quite a few occasions, I have encountered street names that are funny, strange and just plain weird! Some of these names have made me think twice about whether I'd want to live on a street with that name, or know I'd have to spell some long names out for anyone unfamiliar. For instance:

West Velvet Ant Place (fancy insects!)
West Windowmaker Road (I read it as "Widowmaker" aka the killer heart attack)
West Snaketown Street (very appropriate)
S. Placita Plenilunio (that's a mouthful)
Baby Bruno Way (so cute!)
West Tearblanket Place (is it "tear" as in crying or "tear" as in ripping?)
North Southern Swale Ave (North or south... make up your mind)
South Bardust Lane (is dust in a bar different than anywhere else?)
N. Cassiopeia Dr. (I know it's a constellation, but what a pain to spell)
Via de la Heroina (I know what it means in Spanish, but it might be misinterpreted...)
and my all-time favorite so far:
N. Cheesebrush Avenue (please explain what a cheese brush is!)

I'm sure there are some stories behind these names. If anyone has any other examples, add them to the list! Looking forward to visiting and house hunting soon.
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Old 04-27-2021, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Green Valley, AZ
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Down here in Green Valley, I see this street name "corpiño del pecho", I wondered what it meant, so I used google translate and it means "chest bodice". Soooooooooooo, no idea what was in the persons mind that came up with that one!
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Old 04-27-2021, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Ca expat loving Idaho
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I recently moved to Idaho and chuckled at Chicken Dinner rd and thought Black Cat street was a cool name
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Old Yesterday, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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In Las Vegas, I lived not too far from Zodiac Street.

In Midtown Tucson I haven't recognized any odd names. I wish they'd go back to numbered streets.
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Old Today, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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There is a street here in the foothills called "Pasayo Tamayo". I call it pass the tomatoes. My neighbor calls it tomato pass.
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