Regretably named places

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  1. dcbain

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    Mention of street names reminded me - in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, you'll find Goosebutt Street.
     
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    When I lived in northern Wisconsin, I worked just across the river in Minnesota. There are two main bridges between Duluth and Superior. People would talk about either taking the Bong bridge or the High bridge (technically, the Blatnik bridge). It took me a little while after first moving there that they were not referring to the same bridge. They meant lower height bridge (Bong) vs. the taller bridge (Blatnik or commonly "high").
     
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    A friend visited Flippin Arkansas.
     
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    Years ago when DD#4 was in show choir. Several of us parents were in Booster meetings and four of us Dads sat together because we made it "fun".
    Prior to a competition th director announced they were going to " Big Beaver Falls PN"... And the host directors name was Sharon Busch....
    Our DW's were not thrilled with our comments!
     
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    My friends and I always think that Athol, Idaho is an unfortunate name. It is pronounced to rhyme with a word you would use to insult someone. It's usually good for a giggle.
     
  6. The Postman

    The Postman You gotta love Camping!!

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    My favorite is Jingle Pot Road in Nanaimo BC. They kind of lean to the left out there, so it makes sense. Then we have Plenty, and the Port of Climax in Saskatchewan.
     
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    Don't forget Dry Prong, Louisiana!
     
  8. RotnMom

    RotnMom Am I there yet?

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    When we moved to Superior, WI in '94, we went to Duluth, MN to buy our Winter gear. Yeah, we saw the sign for the Bong Bridge. We laughed for all 4 years when we lived there. Finally we learned it was actually named after a war hero (ACE), Richard Bong, I think his name was. Still funny as hell!!

    Where we're at now, we have Big Lick, VA. Actually, I THINK Roanoke used to be called Big Lick way back before they divided land and renamed areas.

    [:D]
     
  9. davido

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    Re: Regrettably named places

    Zzyzx, CA, USA
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zzyzx,_California

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    If you alphabetize any list of regrettably named places, this one is sure to finish off the list.
    In fact, every time you hear someone say something to the effect of, "...even if it were the last place on earth...", remember Zzyzx. I doubt there could be anything that comes after; it's the last place.
     
  10. Pal-O-Mino

    Pal-O-Mino Life in the slow lane.

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    We turned down a property in an undeveloped neighbourhood when we realized that our future address would have been "One Ball Road" I'm not sure if the neighbour's address ( three ball Road) would have been better or worse.
     
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    There's a stream called Crooked Dick Creek in NE Alabama.
     
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    Shades of Death trail in Hickory Run State Park in PA.
     
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    For those who have camped on Assateague island.. the body of water you cross to get on the island is called Assawoman Bay.
     
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  17. Pal-O-Mino

    Pal-O-Mino Life in the slow lane.

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    Down the road, Macon isn't a bad name for a town, but their hockey team - "Macon Whoopee" was unfortunate.
     
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    That's funny make no mistake that it is also exit 69. [:D]
     
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    Yep, Richard Bong, a.k.a. "Dick" Bong. America's top fighter ace in WW2. Shot down at least 40 Japanese airplanes. Killed in 1945 testing a jet aircraft.
    I guess calling it Dick Bong bridge makes it sound even worse! :)
     
  20. RotnMom

    RotnMom Am I there yet?

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    LOLOLOL. Yes it would.

    :-D

    Smartphone grammar SUCKS!!
     

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