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#1 Old 04-29-2005, 04:58 PM
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Have you ever been traveling and seen a sign with a street or town name that made you just laugh out loud when you saw it?



This first one is inspired by the "things that sound dirty but aren't" thread. It was a street sign we saw in North Carolina called Laycock. It made everyone in the car burst into laughter and I just had to take a picture. "I live on Laycock Lane!"





When driving through Tennessee, we came across a town named Bucksnort. Who comes up with these names?



What funny signs have you seen?
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#2 Old 04-29-2005, 05:01 PM
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i saw some fabulous street signs when i was staying at my friend's house on long island. two in particular i remember were streets called "shinnecock" and "tuckahoe"
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Those are good ones.
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I put this one in another thread somewhere but one of the small towns near my town was called "Beeton". Now, that's not particularly funny but one of the fine establishments in Beeton was the butcher shop:



"Beeton Meats"
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I come from a province where a town was named Dildo Run. Ironically, it's near Virgin Arm.



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all the street names around here are in Hawaiian, so they're not so much funny as they are stupendously long...



Kekuanaoa

Kalanianiole

Kanoelehua

Kamehameha

Ponahawai

Pueoihi

Waianuenue



etc...

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There's a road here called That Road. Not so amusing by itself, but the Abbott-and-Costello style routines that result in trying to give directions are fun.
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all the street names around here are in Hawaiian, so they're not so much funny as they are stupendously long...



Kekuanaoa

Kalanianiole

Kanoelehua

Kamehameha

Ponahawai

Pueoihi

Waianuenue



etc...



Well, I just started trying to say them out loud and I think they're incredibly funny, at least the way I'm saying them...

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I live on Pueoihi, which intersects with Chin Chuck (I have no idea where that one came from)

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There's a "Milky Way" around here, I always thought that was cute.
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In a subdivision near me, there's a street called "Breeders Cup"...I think it's pretty funny.
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I can't think of any good ones around me... I do however remember an episode of Jackass in which they visited a town called "Mianus" (pronounced like "my anus", lmao).
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There is a town in New Brunswick that is actually called Dildo.
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A house I used to live in - you had to first turn down Williams Drive (williams is my last name), then turn onto Loving Drive. And then finally, turn onto Longwood Drive.



Williams Loving Longwood.
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Well, we live in (well near) the town of Puyallup - pronounced "PEW-AL-UP".

Indian name. Very simple.

But NO ONE out of the area can pronounce it... it's hilarious to hear bands and performers slaughter the pronunciation when they're performing here at the state fair...



Oh, and a high school friend used to live on Climax Avenue.. We stole the street sign and put it on her bedroom door, but her mom didn't see the humor...
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I've driven through Intercourse, Pennsylvania before.
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In saskatchewan, there is a town called elbow. It's actually close to eyebrow, SK as well.



And, last week, I picked up some actors from the states, and they asked if I was from calgary. I said "No, I'm from Regina." They laughed hysterically, and asked why they hadn't changed the name, to which I replied, "they did, it used to be called Pile O'Bones back in the early 1900's."

They continued laughing hysterically. Then I realised they thought I said I was from somewhere that rhymes with Regina. But that's where we all come from anyway!

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heh. My aunt used to live in Humptulips, WA.



Then of course there's always Weed, CA.



And Boring, OR.
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I've driven through Intercourse, Pennsylvania before.

I have as well. Also in PA can be found Blue Ball and Bareville.
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Here in AL (not all dirty-funny, but funny anyway): Shorter, Seman, Intercourse, Slapout, Bug Tussle, Frog Level, Smut Eye, and a perennial favorite, Arab, pronounced AY-rab.
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These are hilarious!



Here in Kansas, there is an area (I don't know that it's actually a town, maybe just a few houses) called Hogback. There are also towns named Gas and Protection.
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in washington state in the skagit river valley, we stumbled across kitchen-dick road. i have the pic, but alas no digital camera or scanner.
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I came across a Cutthroat Road and Killingsworth Drive, lol.
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There is a town in New Brunswick that is actually called Dildo.



It's in Newfoundland



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#25 Old 04-30-2005, 10:25 AM
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I grew up in a town called Kaukauna... not funny unless you have an out-of-towner pronounce it. We nearly got transferred to the town of Toad Suck, Kentucky when my dad was hired for a job there. I also like clever names of streets... like Easy Street, Hookers Circle, Hump Lane, and many others you can find around here.





Note: Kaukauna is pronounced Ka Kaw Nah
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Once on my way to the mall we passed a Bravo Video. But the "v" and the "o" were burnt out And it said Bra Video
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Tina Turner is from Nutbush TN.

There is a street in Houston called Fuqua. It is pronounced Fuuquay, but you can only imagine how most people pronounce it.



There is also a Synott road, that everyone from out of town pronounces "snot"



There is a road in Clute Texas (redneck city) that is called Railroad Road. Big surprise, there is a railroad that runs through the road.



There is also a Hell Michigan.
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I sat down with a USA road map once and listed all the weird names I could find. Too many to list here, but here are some (I haven't done all states yet):



Arizona:

Why, Teec Nos Pos, The Gap, Happy Jack, Chloride



Arkansas:

Flippin, Number Nine, Success, Ozone, Story, Y City, Delight, Gin City, Ratio, Empire, Mist, Magazine, Umpire, Crumrod, Forum, Twist, Marble, Strong, Ink, Birdsong



California:

Happy Camp, Petrolia, Peanut, Hooker, Rough And Ready, Cool, Challenge, Kit Carson, Big Bear City



Colorado:

Rifle, Parachute, Paradox, Granite, Basalt, Monument, Wild Horse, Divide, Security-Widefield, Wagonwheel Gap, Slick Rock



Connecticut:

Mystic, Prospect



Delaware:

Reliance, Blades, Bear



Florida:

Goodno, Plantation, Marathon, Corkscrew, Ozona, Favorita, Red Head, Red Level, Century, Niceville, Sunrise, Mayo, Holiday, Doctor Phillips



Georgia:

Cumming, Young Harris, Social Circle, Victory, Centralhatchee, The Rock, Good Hope, Swords, Gay, Air Line, Dixie Union, Youth, Between, Retreat, Santa Claus, Friendship, Register, Commerce



Idaho:

Headquarters, Bone, Stone, Salmon, Hope, Eagle, Riddle, Magic City, Sunbeam, Sweet



Illinois:

Big Foot, Paw Paw, Wacker, Atlas, Normal, Mineral, Joy, Royal, Assumption, Gays, Muddy, Media, Noble, Lick Creek



Indiana:

Speed, Patriot, Progress, Young America, Mongo, Santa Claus, Chili, Treaty, Solitude, Carbon, Diamond



And on and on for the rest of the states.. I'd just like to mention Knockemstiff, Ohio.
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#29 Old 04-30-2005, 12:09 PM
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There's Slaughter Beach here in Delaware. In PA there's also, Climax and Bird in Hand - these are around to Intercourse and Blue Ball
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#30 Old 04-30-2005, 02:52 PM
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