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Old May 23rd, 2008, 10:01 PM   #21
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There is Jebenstrasse in downtown Berlin. Doesn't mean much in German, but is pretty hilarious for languages of former Yugoslavia.
(Fu..ing street)
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Old May 23rd, 2008, 10:20 PM   #22
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A town in Shropshire (England) called Oswestry had a street called Caer Ownan Which apparetly means wankers meadow in welsh.

I think they had to chage it though.

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Old May 23rd, 2008, 10:27 PM   #23
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In Hoofddorp, NL there is a street (very big one, the house numbers count up to 20000) called Graan voor Visch, which means something like "Grain for fish".
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Old May 24th, 2008, 02:49 AM   #24
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In Amsterdam there are a lot of small streets with strange names. I translate it directly so that you read what Dutch people seems to read first.

Double Sausage Alley - Dubbeleworststeeg
Flying Alley - Vliegendesteeg
Open Heart Alley - Openhartsteeg
Blind Man Alley - Blindemansteeg
Beam in the Eye Alley - Balk in het Oogsteeg
Napkin Alley - Servetsteeg
Fight Street - Vechtstraat (the Vecht is a river, but in Dutch it means fight as well).
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Old May 24th, 2008, 02:47 PM   #25
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Plenty of funny Norwegian streets as well, but I think my favourite is "Gladvollveien", literally "Happy violence road"...
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Old May 25th, 2008, 05:50 AM   #26
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I used to live in Norwich, UK.

Once my family's car broke down on 'Unthank Road'.
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Old May 25th, 2008, 10:41 PM   #27
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In Sofia there is a street called "banica" which is a traditional food or "Bezimenna" which is without name or "Varshavsko Vustanie" which is Warsaw Revolusion(i have no idea why there is a street named like this
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Old May 25th, 2008, 10:49 PM   #28
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"Bezimenna" which is without name
They probably chose "File>New Street" in some urban planning program and forgot to rename the untitled file.
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Old May 26th, 2008, 03:44 PM   #29
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Well, "bezimienny" is a bit out of date now and surely does not exist in a urban planning programme
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Old May 26th, 2008, 04:07 PM   #30
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in Caracal, Romania there's a street called Strada Invierii(resurrection street) and there's a cemetery on it. I've also heard rumours of a jail on Strada Libertatii (Liberty Street).
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Old May 26th, 2008, 04:18 PM   #31
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actually not in my city but still.

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Old May 27th, 2008, 10:39 AM   #32
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The Dutch city of Haarlem also has some funny names.

First the translation:

Helmet breaker alley - Helmbrekerstraat
Sweetstreet - Zoetestraat
The little pocket - Het Zakje
Curly head gate - Krullebolspoort

Also in Haarlem is the Roundaboutroad - Rotondeweg
Formerly a roundabout had been in this place, but not anymore...
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Old May 27th, 2008, 05:42 PM   #33
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No way!!!
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Old May 27th, 2008, 05:45 PM   #34
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Frank Zappa Street in Berlin
In my Hometown Stuttgart there is a Mahadma Ghandi Street. I always thought its kind of funny to have a street named like that in an really quiet residential area.
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Old May 27th, 2008, 11:34 PM   #35
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MOSCOW:
Brick Floatings st.
Red Kazan Citizen st.
Ivan Susanin st.
Novetly st.
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Old May 27th, 2008, 11:47 PM   #36
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In Sofia ... "Varshavsko Vustanie" which is Warsaw Revolusion(i have no idea why there is a street named like this
And I have no idea why there's Bulgarska (Bulgarian Street) in Poznan, PL. I suggest you find some information on the Warsaw Uprising of 1944.

As for funny street names, there's this funny little grid of streets in Poznań. There's ul. Nowina (News St) and several other streets running perpendicular to it, with names like Piękna (Beautiful), Dobra (Good), Wesoła (Funny), Szczęsna (Happy), Radosna (Glad), so their interchanges also have meaningful, upbeat names: good news, beautiful news, glad news, happy news, funny news. The only spoilsport here is ul. Cienista (Shady), though "shady" has a different other meaning in Polish: rather dark or sad than suspicious.

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Old June 15th, 2008, 03:26 AM   #37
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The Court, court. (leopold)

Koonangurt road. (leopold)
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Old June 15th, 2008, 06:45 PM   #38
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Singapore has Vampire Street located somewhere in the jungle, Blair Road somewhere in the city, Venus and Jupiter Drive located in a private estate area, Venus Road and Gardenia Road (one local bread name)in the very same estate, Crane road in the city, Dido Road in the city, Middlesex road, Rambutan road, Recreation road. We don't have much funny name but streets named after cities and other country city's area we have a lot. An example would be Montreal Lane.
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Old June 21st, 2008, 05:56 PM   #39
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Not far from Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn, New York, there is a "Gaylord Drive".
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Old June 21st, 2008, 06:13 PM   #40
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Obi -Wan Kenobi street in Grabowiec, a settlement in western Poland, near Torun (the town of Copernicus)

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