I’m Bored…

Sorry.  Slow day in the office, so if you’re bored too, read along.  If not, see you tomorrow, or scroll down for my cranberry sauce interpretation.

Let’s talk street and place names.  Would you want to live on Lovers Lane?  Haunted Hollow Road?  How about Gasburg?  It’s actually in a pretty part of my state, but really?  Nimrod Hall?  Yeah.  I’m not making this stuff up. 

Photo borrowed from linked site

I can’t think of some of the strange place names I’ve seen on road signs as we travel.   I’m not talking strange like Zuni, which is a Native American tribal name.  It doesn’t exactly flow off my tongue, but it is hardly silly, not like Cuckoo

The jukebox in my head is singing So Long, Farewell from The Sound of Music, with all the kids singing, “Cuckoo, cuckoo…”  (Warning!!!  There’s sound with that last link.) 

Are there some funny place names near you?  I actually found several websites with lists of such, so clearly, I’m not alone. 

Photo from Wikipedia

I even have one friend who didn’t buy a house she liked because of the street name.  I can’t recall it, and while that sounds extreme, I truly wouldn’t want to live on Haunted Hollow Road.  I’m sure there are nice homes there, but really?!  I had nightmares from Scooby Doo, people!

(Great.  Now I’m singing the theme song in my head…  Scooby, where are you?!)

12 comments on “I’m Bored…

  1. Sue says:

    How would you like to tell folks you graduated from Peculiar High School. It’s in the town of Peculiar, Missouri, not far from here. Brad Pitt graduated from Springfield’s own Kickapoo High School. Missouri has some terrible place names.

  2. gMarie says:

    Oh dearie – you are bored! There is a city of Matlock in Washington and once on a road trip I made JB drive through. I was less than impressed – I tell you. g

  3. kn1tty cat says:

    Did you know that there is a historical marker with my family name on it? Yup, Tyree Plantation – on the border between New Kent County and James City / York County… interesting, n’est-ce pas?

  4. Mary says:

    How about some Amish-country PA towns? Intercourse, Blue Ball, Bird-in-Hand and Paradise…all quite close to each other…so to speak.

    Street names are another fun one: I use to live on Easy Street, but moved. Nothing is easy…

  5. Kristyn says:

    I grew up near Hell. They have a Buzzard Festival every summer. My brother & SIL live on Cemetery Rd since it is – surprise – the road the town Cemetery is located on.

  6. after all those ear worms I am off to find streaming Christmas music for my computer

    Happy Thanksgiving Channon!!!

  7. AlisonH says:

    Manteca, California, over in the Central Valley. Who thought naming a town “lard” in Spanish was a good idea?

  8. Blond Duck says:

    Oh gosh. I had to watch Scooby Do every morning at 6 am for years b/c my sister had to watch it while she ate breakfast before school.

    Still can’t stand it…

  9. Mr. Puffy says:

    We have friends who live a few miles away and their street was called “Chard Lane” but that didn’t sit well with them and so they had the street renamed to “Hawk’s Nest Lane.” Insert [eyes rolling]

  10. emmy says:

    Hee hee- when I was a girl one set of my grandparents lived in Buckner, not far from Cuckoo and Beaverdam and my personal favorite Bumpass- of course as a kid the emphasis had to be on the last 3 letters. None of my friends ever believed I wasn’t making up those names. Thanks for bringing back the memories.

    Happy Thanksgiving.

  11. Well, have you ever been to Weed? We’ve got some real winners in my state, too. Personally, I’d prefer to live in Paradise! Oh no….John Denver song alert..And, for what it’s worth, Jim’s dad is originally from Earth, TX.

  12. Dianne says:

    We have some weird names, too. Money Island, Skullville, Shellpile…

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