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Time for more silly English street names

Let us end the week with more silly English street names (the photo is a repeat from 2010 — moi, with a found example). For the record, I’d be delighted to live up any of them. It would make filling out forms a sneaking delight.

The article is from the increasingly useless Telegraph. They’ve put themselves behind the lamest of paywalls. You can see the front page always, but you get a certain amount of freebie articles per…used to be month, think it’s per week now. After which — if you’re foolish enough to accept cookies, as I do — you have to spend ten seconds switching over to a different browser.

In the increasingly unlikely event there is something there I want to read, I usually fire up Explorer. So not only is it ever so fucking obvious how seldom there’s a worthwhile article on offer, but when there is, I mentally associate it with the stuttering, horrible performance of IE. Well done, chaps!

Right, that’s enough of that. Good weekend, all! Our clocks change and our weather turns colder this weekend…

sock it to me

Comments


Comment from Skandia Recluse
Time: October 23, 2015, 9:42 pm

There is a ‘woman hollering’ creek, somewhere in Texas and a bad story/myth to go with it.

 


Comment from Nina
Time: October 23, 2015, 11:21 pm

There are many odd and enjoyable things in England.

 


Comment from phineas
Time: October 24, 2015, 12:14 am

Pub names are wicked too

 


Comment from LesterIII
Time: October 24, 2015, 12:49 am

Some of those would make the “What’s Your Porn Name?” game a bit odd…

Porn Name = [Middle name + Street/Road you live on]

 


Comment from QuasiModo
Time: October 24, 2015, 12:58 am

You can actually just delete the cookies so you don’t have to switch browsers…a lot of sites don’t work right if you don’t accept cookies.

 


Comment from David Gillies
Time: October 24, 2015, 3:04 am

Even better, set a filter on cookies from the telegraph.co.uk domain. In Firefox it’s Preferences→Privacy→History→Use custom settings for history→Accept cookies from sites→Exceptions→Add telegraph.co.uk and www.telegraph.co.uk and then Block. I imagine Chrome has something similar.

 


Comment from catnip
Time: October 24, 2015, 4:39 am

We don’t have any strange street names in this burg, but we do have many Native American tribal members among us whose legal surnames are quite distinctive. Four that come to mind are HighEagle, KickingWoman, DreadfulWater, and (our friends) the Mankillers.

 


Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: October 24, 2015, 1:11 pm

Same here in WI, catnip, I once stopped a Drinkwine for OMVWI.

 


Comment from Joan of Argghh!
Time: October 24, 2015, 6:44 pm

Anyone have Maureen O’Hara in the Dead Pool? Poor dear, gone in her sleep at 95.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 24, 2015, 7:31 pm

First pick, believe it or not. Hutch wins it.

Also, Bill Keith — a very fine banjo player — has died in the night.

 


Comment from Veeshir
Time: October 24, 2015, 8:14 pm

I forget where, I think Virginia, but a development had a dead-end named, “Kangaroo Court”
I always wanted to live there.

 


Comment from dissent555
Time: October 24, 2015, 9:45 pm

RIP Maureen O’Hara. Sad to hear but we all gotta go sometime.

Next time, Robert, next time …

 


Comment from mojo
Time: October 25, 2015, 1:55 am

I assume “dumb” in this context means “unable to speak”…

 


Comment from Nina
Time: October 26, 2015, 4:21 am

Maureen says good bye, my new grandson Samuel decides to make his appearance on the same day. Life is like that!

 


Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: October 26, 2015, 3:19 pm

Yeah, our clocks will change, but the weather here won’t. Still sticky and hot (for October/November). Pundits keep yammering about “a cold El Nino winter,” “coldest El Nino in decades,” blah blah blah.

Panda feathers, says I. Da Swamp won’t see temps below 70 F. in the daytime until near Christmas, I’ll bet, and things will be back to the usual blood-warm and humid setup by March 1. God, I hate living here.

 


Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: October 26, 2015, 6:16 pm

Comment from LesterIII
Time: October 24, 2015, 12:49 am

Some of those would make the “What’s Your Porn Name?” game a bit odd…

Porn Name = [Middle name + Street/Road you live on]
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I’d heard it as “[First Pet’s Name] + [Street You Grew Up On].” In my case it would be “Rusty Bourbon,” which fits so well it’s eerie.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 26, 2015, 8:10 pm

Hm. “Cherry Halls” — that really does sound like a porn name.

Congratz, Nina! Not your first grandsprog, though, if I remember correctly.

 


Comment from Doubting Rich
Time: October 27, 2015, 11:51 am

You don’t need Internet Exploder. Just use a private window on Firefox or Incognito on Chrome. Also works with the WaPo if you are masochistic enough to want more than a handful of their articles (or look at nearly all Glen Reynolds’s links, which have a few).

 


Comment from Nina
Time: October 28, 2015, 12:50 am

The first one that has the misfortune of sharing my DNA, but no, not the first. My daughter married into English schoolchildren, and my adopted son has one and a half.

Still exciting!

 

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