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.
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.
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?!)