By it's just a name - 10/01/2013 05:53 - Canada - Saint Albert
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My favourite was one in upstate NY called Devil's Den Road. I'd have lived there. We have bizarre enough place names up here that we don't need weird road names (but we have them anyway). Would you like to live in Chibougamau? How about Abitibi-Témiscamingue? Or on the shores of lovely lake Memphrémagog? St. Clet? St. Chrystostome? (A lot of them are French variations on Native names, they're still a bit strange. And they'd dig up the most obscure names for saints to use, too).
Meh. It's not that weird compared to some road names I've heard. Heck, I used to live in a town that has a "Slaughterhouse Lane", "Murdering Creek Road", and "Butt Street", and once went on vacation near a place called "Stinking Beach". And near my current home is a crematorium on "Killers Road"...which I hope wasn't intentional. o.O
My Dad used to be a trucker, and in the 90's he drove a truck with a CB radio in it. Since most Quebec truckers don't speak English (or if they do, they have some trouble understanding a Southern accent over the radio), Dad spent a lot of time redirecting lost Americans, including a guy from Tennessee who was driving around for an hour and a half looking for 'Pee Noof'. Dad told him "Look for Pie, Roman numeral nine, IX. Pie IX. I can't believe they told you the French pronunciation but didn't spell it out for you." - The guy found it within five minutes, because Pie IX is a main road in Montreal. He also got to redirect a lot of people looking for 'Dorchester' to 'René-Lévesque' - they renamed the boulevard and some older maps still had Dorchester on it then.
Just because you don't agree with him does not make him stupid. He has a valid point. You can't deny what the road's name sounds like.
Arbour Butte sounds sexy as hell! You know--Your stripper stage name is your first pet's name and the street that you lived on. ***I'm Frisky Nightingale. (: