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    Default What's Up With Whimsical Street Names?

    I've been living in southern California for a while now and a lot of the newer street names bother me. They remind me of names for blogs. For example...

    Cosmic Way
    Mustang Spirit Hoof Lane
    Hidden Meadows
    Meaneandering Lane
    Raindow Boulevard
    Pleasant Parkway
    Empire Penguin Road
    Is not to be held accuntable for peeling errors.

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    Those street names would get the Quinlan seal of approval no trouble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaula View Post
    Meaneandering Lane
    Ugh.

    There are some roads nearby with names like Vortex, Quantum, Laser, and Uranium. I'd love to live on Vortex, but it's not residential. Most of the street names aren't that creative. It's probably a good thing since Mustang Spirit Hoof Lane isn't my sort of thing. Is it the ghost of a mustang's hoof...?

    This sort of reminds me of this time my dad said he dropped a gay passenger off at a house on Fruit Loop. Of course, he HAD to make a joke about it. He doesn't understand why some people get offended by his jokes... :rolli:

    Not that it isn't a little funny.

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    they might be whimsical, but they demand to be taken seriously

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    We got some weird street names in NL too.

    Achter den Engelschen Pispot - Behind the english peepot

    Voor de Blanken - For white people
    (Literally, blanken has another meaning and the actual meaning is more like "Before the white(area)"

    Konijnisweg - Bunnyisgone
    (Literally, Bunnyisgone. But Konijnis (bunnyis) is also a name and weg is also the name for road. :P )

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    File a complaint?

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    I'm not sure.

    But I live on the corner of Strange Euphoria and Unfamiliar Houses.

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    they must be red-indians.

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    Back when we were house-shopping, we had a brief association with a realtor who refused to show us any houses that were not in the Cary-Apex area (locals to NC will understand- these are high-growth yuppie areas where they often knock down all the trees to erect flocks of McMansions). All other areas she turned her nose up at and said the resale was not worth bothering with. One of the homes in Apex she showed us was in a development called Sugarland Run. All the street names were candy themed. Milky Way, Snickers Ave, Sweet Tart Lane, etc. Even if we had liked the house I doubt I could have bought into that neighborhood. Disgusting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivy View Post
    Back when we were house-shopping, we had a brief association with a realtor who refused to show us any houses that were not in the Cary-Apex area (locals to NC will understand- these are high-growth yuppie areas where they often knock down all the trees to erect flocks of McMansions). All other areas she turned her nose up at and said the resale was not worth bothering with. One of the homes in Apex she showed us was in a development called Sugarland Run. All the street names were candy themed. Milky Way, Snickers Ave, Sweet Tart Lane, etc. Even if we had liked the house I doubt I could have bought into that neighborhood. Disgusting.
    I'd consider reece's terrace. ;P
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