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Where the streets have bad names


Oh, there are plenty.

But these particular streets, roads, avenues and boulevards happen to have some of the worst names in the world.

To those unfortunate souls who live on these streets or whole towns, we're sorry.

Here then are some streets with bad names.

Sluthole Lane
Norfolk. UK
You don't want to live here, it's a cockfest.

Grope Lane
in Shrewsbury, UK
Gropecunt Lane was a name used in English-speaking towns and cities in the Middle Ages for streets where prostitutes conducted their business. At one point there were streets of this name in many cities in Britain and Ireland, though in most cases later sensibilities changed the name to some more polite variation.
Cause Groping is better than gropecunting.

Morning Wood Lane
Antioch, TN, USA
Where the living is large but stiff.

Booger Branch Rd
Pickens County, South Carolina, USA
(April 2009: We've heard reports that Booger Branch is actually in the town of Six Mile.)

A town called Pickens has to have at least one booger right?

Psycho Path
Traverse City, Michigan, USA
Psycho Path was recently voted the strangest street name by participants in a Mitsubishi Motors survey.

Butts Wynd
St. Andrews, Scotland
Golfers know to stand well North and upwind of this street.

Washington State, USA
Population: 216 (2000 census)
To much time humping tulips and not each other.

Dingleberry Road
Iowa City, Iowa, USA
The street that's paved with little nuggets of fecal memories.

Massachusetts, USA
Belchertown lies adjacent to the Quabbin Reservoir, one of the largest man-made reservoirs in the country.
Cause when you drink a lot of water you tend to belch.

Lick Avenue
San Jose, California, USA
Start on the North end of this street and work your way down.
Slowly.....yeah, that's it.

Broomrape Lane
Lake Havasu City, Arizona, USA
Lake Hayasu City is home to the world-famous London Bridge.
According to the GoLakeHavasu.com, it is a water lover's paradise and a desert lover's dream.
Sometime's folks, love hurts. A lot.

SWEDEN! (not Germany)
Look out Captain, Assberg, dead ahead!

Not to be outdone by SWEDEN, it's
Fucking, Austria.
Fucking is an Austrian village in the municipality of Tarsdorf, 33 km north of Salzburg.
The town's welcome sign is always being stolen.
I hope they catch those fucking kleptomaniacs.

Oh yeah, then there's the corner of Church and Gay streets
in Nashville or/and Knoxville TN, USA.

Hope you enjoyed this little tour of the world.

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Here are a few more (found them a while back and have been saving them for a rainy day):

Easy Street & Lazy Way

Intercourse, Pennsylvania

Condom, France

Dildo, Newfoundland

Cunter, Switzerland

said TeaFizz on January 9, 2009 11:19 AM.

Also, there are churches on Gay Street and gay bars on Church Street.

said Nashvillian on January 9, 2009 12:09 PM.

Well I have a picture, but recently deleted my editing software because it was a trial, so I can't shrink it down to a suitable size to upload or email, but it's Cockburn St., Edinburgh, Scotland

said Jimbo on January 9, 2009 1:30 PM.

Thanks for these guys.

Anyone else got more bad named streets. This list seems endless.

said Baierman on January 9, 2009 2:41 PM.

How about Suicide Creek Lane...
and there's a Boy Scout camp on it...

said j_smokey on January 9, 2009 3:47 PM.

Where is it smokey?
What state, county, country. I must know.
(When I googled Suicide Creek Lane i just got this post, which is good, but that's not the point.)

said Baierman on January 9, 2009 4:54 PM.

Lol .. I live near Belchertown. I always thought Cummington was worse though.

said Jer on January 9, 2009 6:13 PM.

Street across from mine called Manslick. Memphis, TN

said Lane on January 9, 2009 11:19 PM.

Google Maps says it's Suicide Creek Road in Roseburg, Oregon 97470.

Putting any street name into google maps will pull up all examples of that name across the US.

I also found - believe it or not - Shit Creek. It's a surfing beach in Ireland. You can't make this stuff up. https://www.surf-forecast.com/breaks/ShitCreek.shtml

said Scaramouch on January 10, 2009 2:10 AM.

Troy Michigan

Exit 69 on I-75 is Big Beaver Road.

said Brian Baker on January 10, 2009 3:04 AM.

exit 69: big beaver rd. on I-75 in michigan

said me on January 10, 2009 7:00 AM.

I like how Broomrape Lane is a dead end.

said Sting on January 10, 2009 8:18 AM.

Don't forget FANGBONER road! I always drive under this road on I-90 towards Cleveland. Two words that should never, ever go together.

said Toad on January 10, 2009 11:38 AM.

Our town also has a Gay St! Unfortunately, it runs parallel to our town's Pride St. otherwise we'd have ourselves one hell of a coming out corner.

And it's not vulgar or anything, but there's a Tightwad, Missouri! They have a bank with customers from as far away as Florida.

said Laura on January 10, 2009 11:56 AM.

We live close to Lickman Rd and Luckacuck Rd.

said emperess-hay on January 10, 2009 12:03 PM.

Believe it or not, I live in GROSSES COQUES', N.S., Canada. Of course it simply means 'large clams' in French but many a picture has been taken under the sign with guys posing (ok - exhibiting) their wares.

said gini on January 10, 2009 1:43 PM.

Wahey! I live one road down from Butts Wynd in St.Andrews. We also have 'Double Dykes' which I think takes the biscuit.

said EmJ on January 10, 2009 1:44 PM.

I live in Pickens County, SC [not actually in the town of Pickens, though] and its really not surprising that there's a Booger Branch Rd. There's also a town called Sugartit.

said Julianna on January 10, 2009 3:11 PM.

Minge lane, in Upton Upon Severn, Worcestershire WR8. Another one to add to the mix

said Crack on January 10, 2009 4:51 PM.

Florida has a Taintsville I remember seeing.

said Adam on January 10, 2009 5:04 PM.

there's a street in my town (not far from Belchertown, incidentally) called Hooker Avenue.

said KJPepper on January 10, 2009 5:52 PM.

S.Aycock St/Lovitt

When looked at at the right angle it says 'SAYCOCK & LOVITT'

Greensboro NC

said Jennifer on January 10, 2009 6:02 PM.

Monkey's Eyebrow, KY

said me on January 10, 2009 7:37 PM.

Broomrape is actually a kind of plant. Doesn't make the name much less ridiculous though.

said K on January 10, 2009 8:30 PM.

there is "People with A.I.D.S. plaza" in NY. email me at jerry@graphic4play.com if you want a picture...got one few weeks ago

said jerry on January 10, 2009 8:55 PM.

here in michigan we have the cities of climax and hell. and though they aren't dirty we have lois lane and yellow brick road.

said sam on January 10, 2009 10:16 PM.

In Albany, N.Y. there is a Clit ct. Always wanted to steal that sign.

said ChrisF116 on January 10, 2009 10:26 PM.

in madison, WI there is a corner of hooker DR and pleasure AVE (im not sure of the ave / drive but those are the street names for sure)

said kal on January 10, 2009 11:21 PM.

There's a Booger Hollow in Fayetteville, TN (I would take a picture but I'm in Alaska).

said Susan on January 11, 2009 2:22 AM.

in Springfield, VA there is Backlick Rd.

said Victoria on January 11, 2009 4:37 AM.

There is a road in Lincolnshire (UK) called Fannyfeelers Lane, somewhere near Fulford if memory serves.

said Jonthefish on January 11, 2009 5:47 AM.

Two villages in the North of England called "The Land of Green Ginger" and the "Land of Nod", honest. Another called "Wetwang", Google it if you dont believe me.

said Jonthefish on January 11, 2009 5:50 AM.

theres a small village in donegal ireland called MUFF and the actually have thier own swimming club incorporating the MUFF DIVING CLUB

said des higgins on January 11, 2009 7:32 AM.

We have a Tom Tits Lane in Somerton, England, and the rather wonderfully named Scumbrum Lane in High Littleton.

said Steve on January 11, 2009 9:36 AM.

I fee like I've opened pandora's box of bad streets names. This is fantastic. Thanks to all of you who've added to list. Keep them coming.

said Baierman on January 11, 2009 10:06 AM.

In Mt. Kisco, NY there's a Succabone Road. I think it ended up as #1 on David Letterman's top 10 list of funny street names once!

said Amber on January 11, 2009 10:08 AM.

Big Bone Lake, KY

said Jesse on January 11, 2009 10:28 AM.

huge place capture by lake

said Annie Bimala on January 11, 2009 10:53 AM.

Hell, Norway

said Ann Luginbuhl on January 11, 2009 11:59 AM.

How about Lickinghole rd in Ashland Virginia? It's one of my favorites.

said Tyler on January 11, 2009 12:14 PM.

Near Intercouse, PA there are also the towns of Blue Ball and Virginville. I guess if you get lost and miss Intercourse, you'll either end up in Blue Ball or Virginville, HA! Oh I kill myself!

said turbojambox on January 11, 2009 12:58 PM.

these names are really funny!

said lsabrena on January 11, 2009 2:45 PM.

Came here from StumbleUpon. Great list. One note: the final sentence reads, "Hope you you enjoyed are little tour of the world. "

There's an extra "you" and that "are" should be an "our".

said Thatsnice4us on January 11, 2009 2:48 PM.

Ball Cutoff Rd. Ball, LA

said jb on January 11, 2009 3:14 PM.

In England we have a Fingringhoe in Essex.

said Chloe on January 11, 2009 3:19 PM.

My friend lives on Massacre Hill Rd/St/something.

said Rebecca on January 11, 2009 4:35 PM.

There's street road outside of philly

said M on January 11, 2009 5:28 PM.

Towns in Minnesota with bad names:


said A Minnesotan on January 11, 2009 5:29 PM.

And we have the small place HELL in Norway...

said Paul S on January 11, 2009 6:23 PM.

Are you sure the Church St/Gay Street intersection is in Nashville, TN? Because I live in Knoxville, TN, and we have that same intersection.

Church and state are two blocks away from Gay and Union.

said Ian on January 11, 2009 6:29 PM.

Assberg is NOT in Germany its outside Gothenburg in Sweden. Nice compilation though

said Joxxon on January 11, 2009 6:30 PM.

In Cheektowaga, NY there is Dick Rd.

said Jen on January 11, 2009 6:58 PM.

funny but bad but hulareus yes but no but yes

said lynnette on January 11, 2009 7:19 PM.

Ian, any combination of the 3 is funny.

said Baierman on January 11, 2009 7:44 PM.

There is a unique road in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Obviously there are no street signs for it (they all get stolen). Harry Baals Lane. It runs along St. Joe River, through Johnny Appleseed Park behind the Memorial Coliseum.

said Keeblerkhan on January 11, 2009 8:56 PM.

Jeebus, where are all these commentors coming from?

I need to start censoring myself.

said Tim on January 11, 2009 9:00 PM.

Tim, looks like any second one of them could use their fine Google Earth skills paired with the information we leak about ourselves and show up at our front doors...
They won't know it's me if I wear a baggy sweatshirt and don't sit sideways though...you, well....it's hard to disguise a chattering monkey--the best buddy movies in history have shown that to be true...

said sarcastic one on January 11, 2009 10:10 PM.

But, will they recognize me if I sit sideways?

THAT'S the question!

said Tim on January 11, 2009 11:02 PM.

New folks, what our friend Tim means to say is - welcome! Now that you've stumbled upon us, please come on back. Often.

said Baierman on January 11, 2009 11:13 PM.

And register!!! It posts your comments immediately, instead of waiting for approval from the writer. (It also qualifies you to win free swag)

Sincerely yours,
sarcastic one
Designated Membership Drive Coordinator

said sarcastic one on January 11, 2009 11:22 PM.

Tim, I think we have both given away our secrets...

said sarcastic one on January 11, 2009 11:26 PM.

Tim, I think we have both given away our secrets...

said sarcastic one on January 11, 2009 11:26 PM.

Dang refresh/slow internet...

said sarcastic one on January 11, 2009 11:27 PM.

There is a Backlick Rd. in Northern, VA. Virginia also has Manassas (We like to call it Man-asses) and an Onancock (We like to call that one On-a-cock).

said Jill on January 11, 2009 11:41 PM.

Wacker Drive in downtown Chicago.

said Just me on January 11, 2009 11:42 PM.

Someone should go out and photograph some roads in Sequim, WA: Kitchen Dick Road (which intersects with Woodcock Road), Hooker Road, My Way.

said Winners Use Drugs on January 12, 2009 1:21 AM.


Browns plains,

Queensland , Australia.

Nuff said.

said rickdisneck on January 12, 2009 1:26 AM.

Beaver and Cherry intersect in Flagstaff, AZ.

said JS on January 12, 2009 1:38 AM.

i live 3 towns from belchertown,i used to live almost on the resivoir. i find it funny THAT of all places is on here<3

said kiki on January 12, 2009 2:11 AM.

there is a suburb her in perth called cockburn and a road, businesses, shops. so that kinda beats that persons one street in Edinburgh!!

said renae on January 12, 2009 5:15 AM.

Hey all in South Australia, Australia we have a small town called Booborowie.

said Han on January 12, 2009 7:33 AM.

Jesse- Actually it's "Big Bone LICK" (not Big Bone Lake)- which makes the name even funnier! It's near Cincinnati, Ohio. Comedians used to love that one!

said Buckeye on January 12, 2009 9:30 AM.

We have a slum called "Barack Obama" (no joke), and there are lots of places here with weird names but most of them have no meaning in English.

For example, my home town could be translated as 'Round Turnaround'. A little too round...
In Rio, there are neighborhoods with strange names too, but in special, there's a extremely dangerous neighborhood we use to call 'Gaza Strip'. Instead of the holy wars, our Gaza is under drugs traffic war. Constantly.

And wow!! Where all these guys came from? You should register and visit/comment more often folks. Join us on our daily conspiration.

said Leonardo Carvalho on January 12, 2009 10:16 AM.

You know, there's a YBNBY book deal in this, somewhere. "Where The Streets Have Bad Names" a trip through the underbelly of American road signs.

said Scaramouch on January 12, 2009 1:05 PM.

There is a corner in downtown San Francisco with an address of 1 Polk and 2 Fell. We actually " stumbled " upon it much like I stumbled upon this site...
Nice people here...I'll be back, often...Thanks

said maven101 on January 12, 2009 1:16 PM.

Ha! This is a great list! On US 101 N near Port Angeles, WA there is 'kitchen dick' road.

said MJ on January 12, 2009 1:41 PM.

Back in my younger days, I was given the opportunity to enjoy free room and board at the local zoo. From my new home, I was able to view humans all day long as they were paraded past the pen my friends and I would frequent.

The corner of the pen was a location where two of the human pathways intersected. Often the humans would gather there before being evaluated and sent off in one direction or the other. Since we could see both paths from our pen, we thought it would be funny to have a contest and name the two paths.

We named them Stinkyfinger Road and Nipplemonger Lane.

It's funny among us primates, but I don't know how well the humor translates for you humans.

said Tim on January 12, 2009 2:05 PM.

I once saw a town on a map called "Hell." Several have been listed here already but the unique thing about this one is that it was in the Bahamas. So much for paradise.

said Jay on January 12, 2009 6:14 PM.

there's a street named "Graphic Place"

said damagedone on January 12, 2009 6:58 PM.

Old 69 Road in Spread Eagle, Wisconsin

said Dan on January 12, 2009 8:51 PM.

in Ann Arbor, MI, there is an intersection of Gott and Hiscock... haha... Glad to know that other places have ridiculous names as well!

said fallingfast on January 12, 2009 9:18 PM.

I've been to Humptulips and I've seen that sign. Posted some photos of Humptulips myself on my blog right after I was there about a year and a half ago. Awesome name.

When I was driving cross-country last year, I found Bad Route Road, and I found a sign for "Home on the Range" (it's the first exit going into North Dakota from Montana).

And, near my hometown, there's a street call Dix Extension. Pretty sure someone was chuckling as that street name got approved.

said Clint on January 13, 2009 1:35 AM.

In Marietta, GA there is an intersection of Gay Dr. and Honeysuckle Ln.

said beenthere on January 13, 2009 3:43 AM.

There is a Pe'ePe'e Falls rd. in Hilo hawaii! These ones are so hilarious tho.

said TAG on January 13, 2009 4:46 AM.

There is a town in Pampanga Province in the Philippines that was named Sexmoan. Now it is changed to Sasmoan.

said alto_ripley on January 13, 2009 5:35 AM.

And we have "Popes Passage" here in Lewes, England

said sam on January 13, 2009 6:42 AM.

There's a street in Germany near Munich called Wank. The full address is: Wank, 84359 Simbach am Inn, Rottal-Inn, Bayern. Also a mountain in Switzerland called Wankberg.

said drsteward on January 13, 2009 8:31 AM.

Actually, the intersection of Church & Gay St. is in Knoxville, TN.

said Hellbent on January 13, 2009 12:49 PM.

In the North of Ireland there is a small town called Muff.
When you drive into the town, you see a big sign, "Welcome to Muff!", drive past the entrance to the Muff Health Centre, and down the road, there is a lake, where, you've guessed it, the Muff Diving Centre is located...

said Niamh on January 13, 2009 2:39 PM.

corner of Grin and Barrett roads in Cincinnati, Ohio... also town of Blue Ball north of Cincinnati. Big Bone Lick state park in northern Kentucky just south of Cincinnati. Stinking Creek Rd. exit on I-75. My niece lives on Cloud Nine in Aspen, Colorado.

said grospoppa on January 13, 2009 3:06 PM.

Intercourse, PA

said w on January 13, 2009 3:11 PM.

Pleasure St Intersects with Hooker Lane In Madison, WI

said Ryan on January 13, 2009 3:47 PM.

There is a street in Bakersfield California called Lois Lane. I knew someone who lived on that street who's parents lived on Clark Avenue.

Oh, and though it requires being something of a geek to appreciate it, Bakersfield's prostitutes were, for a long time, to be found almost exclusively on Union Avenue. That's only funny because "Hookers" are named after a General Hooker of the Union army. So even today there are hookers working the Union.

said Charles on January 13, 2009 4:37 PM.

I went looking for Clit Rd. The lights were dim and I couldn't find it. I'll keep trying though.

said Yim on January 13, 2009 5:48 PM.

Ha, this is a great list. Let me tell you the horrors of North Georgia:

Possum Holler , Ellijay, GA 30540

My friends and I have been wanting to steal this sign for ages.

Also, there is a Cumming, GA

said guff1991 on January 13, 2009 5:48 PM.

Victoria, Australia, has a town called Tittybong, also we have Ernst Wanke Drive, in Narre Warren, Victoria

said Peter on January 13, 2009 6:09 PM.

Hoes Ln in New Brunswick, NJ

...and i actually live on Longwood Ave. Lovely :)

said jules on January 13, 2009 10:21 PM.

Gay and High intersect in downtown Columbus, Ohio.

said Emily on January 13, 2009 10:50 PM.

At the University of Central Florida, there are some bad street names near campus. Research pkwy intersects with Progress dr, then Technology pkwy, then Discovery dr. Technology pkwy intersects with Science dr, and Science dr also intersects with Ingenuity dr, which connects it back to Discovery dr.

How dorky are we? haha

said a loyal student on January 14, 2009 2:35 AM.

How about Murdering Creek Rd, Weyba Downs, QLD, Australia

said wishingkat on January 14, 2009 7:33 AM.

A road here in Troutman, NC is called Passing Wind

said Becca on January 14, 2009 9:26 AM.

I used to live near Nowhere,AZ. There was a bar advertising "At last, a drink in the middle of Nowhere". There was also Ajo (pronounced, by some, A-Hoe) with, I swear to God, The Road-Kill Cafe. Seriously.

said Chuck on January 14, 2009 1:09 PM.

check out the corner of "high and gay" in west chester, PA, USA.

said rob on January 14, 2009 6:55 PM.

broomrape, damn right its a dead end

said joe on January 14, 2009 8:56 PM.

In KY, there's Morehead.

Some students @ Morehead State University sell t-shirts that say "We Want Morehead." I would've bought one, but i didn't have any money.

said Chris on January 14, 2009 9:47 PM.

Dunno if this on has already been said, but there is a Cock Lane in London. (According to my guide at the time, it marked a part of a previous Red Light District.)

said Liz on January 14, 2009 10:17 PM.

Manlove Rd. in Sacramento, CAlifornia

said grace on January 14, 2009 10:48 PM.

I grew up in Ann Arbor, MI. There is a street called Hiscock. If that wasn't bad enough it intersects with Spring St., Summit St., and Fountain St. Thats right. His Cock Fountain. The sign has been either stolen so much or some uptight resident complained because the sign has been missing from the Fountain St. intersection for some time.

said russ on January 14, 2009 11:55 PM.

Wow. I am amazed at all these places from across the globe.

Here's a lame one: I used to live near Elm St. During the Nightmare on Elm Street days, that sign was replaced dozens of times.

Thanks everyone.

said Baierman on January 15, 2009 12:13 AM.

Chuck forgot to mention that T-Shirts that they sell around here for Morehead State University that say: "I love Morehead" (actually, it says "I {heart} Morehead").

said Tim on January 15, 2009 1:22 AM.

I've actually been down the"Devil's Hole" and returned "unmarked" it's a place on the isle of Jersey. UK

said Kev on January 15, 2009 5:57 AM.

Not quite along the same lines as most of these, but I've always loved the name of a little town in northern NSW (Australia) - Woodenbong.

said Julie Lawrence on January 15, 2009 6:11 AM.

I'm from a town called Cockermouth, in Cumbria, England.

There's also a place called 'Clitheroe' which I believe is near Preston, and a road in Huddersfield called 'Penistone Road'

said Jay on January 15, 2009 8:01 AM.

At Bourse Beurs in Brussels, we came across a road called Rue Kinky & Cosy/ Kinky & Cosy Straat. Totally without irony it seems. I have a photo but wouldn't know if I could/how to display it here.

said oldbutstillachild on January 15, 2009 1:29 PM.

In Egg Harbor Township, NJ there is the corner of School House Rd and Gunpowder Rd.. Hmm..schools and gun shouldn't be mixed.

said Megan on January 15, 2009 2:37 PM.

Anyone with photos of funny streets names can email them to me at:


I'm planning a follow up post.

said Baierman on January 15, 2009 3:35 PM.

Chicken Dinner Road near Nampa Idaho.

said Mark on January 15, 2009 3:55 PM.

This list is awesome. I'm sure people have heard of Hell, Michagan and their shirts that say "Ive been to hell and back." The other day I got in a car accident and the guy i hit lives on Porterhouse rd in San Antonio TX. There's also a Gay st. in Bath, England (took a picture when I was there several years ago). Also, exit in German is Ausfhart, so if you aren't up on your german you find yourself wondering where Ausfhart is and why it has so many exits (the american bases in Germany sell T-shirts that say "where the heck is ausfhart, germany?")

said Greg on January 15, 2009 5:48 PM.

There's a Coxsackie, NY

said Jenn on January 15, 2009 8:53 PM.

Duhme in Clearwater, FL

said vp on January 15, 2009 10:17 PM.

In Manhattan, Cumming St. intersects with Seaman Ave.

said thisissparta514 on January 15, 2009 11:01 PM.

I live in Iowa, and just south of me a bit is a town called Cumming. My mom and I have coozies that say "I (heart) Cumming" on them.

said Kristin on January 15, 2009 11:06 PM.

i can vouch for that Assberg is in Sweden, and not Germany. It's only about 20 miles from here.

said Widar on January 16, 2009 12:48 AM.

Baierman, Suicide Creek Lane is on Highway 38 in southern Oregon, off of I-5. I haven't been there in years now, so I don't know if the Boy Scout Camp sign is still there, but I always thought it was funny when driving by.

said j_smokey on January 16, 2009 1:44 AM.

There's a place i drove through in spain named Peniscola. Also a place here in georgia named Cumming

said bordawg on January 16, 2009 3:13 AM.

Woman Hollering Creek outside of San Antonio

said texas girl on January 16, 2009 6:14 AM.

Poo Lane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok ok, I made that up!!!!!!!!!!

(was feeling left out pmsl)

said Julian Meteor on January 16, 2009 12:24 PM.

Congratulations, Julian. You haven't capitalized for emphasis. But in the other hand you've used all the exclamation signals you had for today's use.

Damn man... that may be hard...

said Leonardo Carvalho on January 16, 2009 12:31 PM.

I LOVE you Leo.

See? ESSENTIAL use of caps.

I've thought of another road name:

Leoandjulianarebezzies Avenue


said Julian Meteor on January 16, 2009 12:40 PM.

Love ya Julian.

By the way, have you been to the YbNbY Forum today? You're the subject of an amazing post there...

said Leonardo Carvalho on January 16, 2009 12:52 PM.

Well .. I feel slightly miffed that nobody has mentioned the small, but perfectly formed Smack Alley .. not far from where I live in Faversham, Kent here in England ... I also have relations in Clitheroe in Lancashire that someone else pointed out!! ... luvverly ..

said Gemma on January 16, 2009 2:04 PM.

how about Blueball Pennsylvania

said rye on January 16, 2009 3:27 PM.

Hey Jimbo,

The name Cockburn Street in Edinburgh always bothered me. I actually think they pronounce it Coburn. Anyways, I stayed in the Youth Hostel on the corner of Cockburn and High Street back in 2002 on the night Cowgate caught on fire. Cowgate, that is another interesting name.

said fawkes on January 16, 2009 3:54 PM.

i used to live in Weed, California. hahahh.
on the second exit into town there was a sign that said "Weed" with an arrow pointing one way, and "College" pointing another.

&&there's also a "Knockemstiff" in Ohio.

haha great site<33

said justine marie! on January 16, 2009 4:05 PM.

I live in NY and there is a road called "spanktown road" go take a picture!

said Kristin on January 16, 2009 9:17 PM.

Dildo......a town in Newfoundland and Labrador..Canada

said newf on January 17, 2009 4:21 PM.

Where i live there's a Ruff Tail and also a Butt Lane haha :P (Guisborough, Cleveland, UK)

said Laura on January 18, 2009 1:06 AM.

When I was stationed in Guam, I laughed when I saw Goldenshower Lane. Appropriately located in Officer housing.

said Em on January 18, 2009 10:42 AM.

although it's not a street, there's a village in cornwall called Cocks...

said Viv on January 18, 2009 2:07 PM.

Bong, WI

said Olivia on January 18, 2009 2:15 PM.

Golden Shower Lane in Guam.

said Paul on January 18, 2009 4:18 PM.

There is a Dick Hunter memorial bridge in Marietta GA...always got a chuckle out of that one.

said Scott on January 18, 2009 10:38 PM.

i have a photo of the sign of a small village in northern france -
ANUS. probably the last place you'd want to live !!!!

said jspivey on January 19, 2009 5:32 PM.

Edinburgh, UK

Cockburn Street...they say it's pronounced Coe-burn, but come on.

said Nikole on January 19, 2009 9:42 PM.

ROFL Nikole!!!!!!!

Are you single by the way? I'm from the UK TOO lol
I'm VWE and CAN travel

Let me know; either way x

said Julian Meteor on January 20, 2009 3:34 AM.

Look in Las Vegas, they have a whole crapload of oddly named streets like Dragonslayer, Sole Addiction..so on and so forth.

said Brittany on January 20, 2009 4:48 PM.

West Chester Pennsylvania has an intersection of High and Gay Sts.

said luminella on January 20, 2009 6:12 PM.

There is also Dykes road in miramar fl
i live right off that road XD

said rocker2344 on January 20, 2009 9:17 PM.

We have a "Station Road" in Portslade.

said Mad Frank on January 21, 2009 10:04 AM.

In New York there is a corner, Seaman Street and Cummings Street.

said Chas on January 21, 2009 6:45 PM.

There's a 'Pattern Bush Close' in my village. Always thought that sounded like an instruction to a porn model.

said Ivan Price on January 21, 2009 7:14 PM.

"tater lick" somewhere in kentucky.

said Malcolm on January 21, 2009 9:30 PM.

Did anyone say French Lick, Indiana?

said BDSMan64 on January 21, 2009 10:00 PM.

I grew up in Avon, CT, where there is a Climax Road. Also, when you drive up Rt. 44 towards New Hartford,there is a cool spot where we go river tubing, "Satan's Kingdom"

said cypalace on January 21, 2009 11:07 PM.

There is also a Cockburn St here in Wellington, New Zealand. The thing I love about this one tho is it has the Cockburn Church on it!

said HomerJayK on January 22, 2009 3:12 PM.

Intercourse PA is between Blueball and Paradise. We go there all the time and tell people that's where we are staying just to see their jaws drop.

said MER on January 22, 2009 3:48 PM.

Hey! Funny collection.. if u want to add one more i have a picture with a sign to a city called "Wank" Pretty funny :)

said Julles on January 22, 2009 4:07 PM.

there's a painfully small town in new zealand called knobs flat which is in fiordland

said lisa on January 22, 2009 5:22 PM.

B-Man. Looks like the New York Times is trying to steal your thunder:

said E on January 23, 2009 10:34 AM.

Too bad they don't have a comment area so we could post: "As seen on www.yesbutnobutyes.com"

said Leonardo Carvalho on January 23, 2009 10:49 AM.

New Sewickley Township, PA has a road near my house called Glen Rape Road.

said Tony on January 23, 2009 11:28 AM.

Anyone see the article in today's NY Times? Maybe they read this post too.


said Baierman on January 23, 2009 12:14 PM.

I think E has seen it.

said Tim on January 23, 2009 12:27 PM.

The Times they be shameless. You did it first and best B.

said E on January 23, 2009 3:26 PM.

Thanks E, Tim, Leo.

Seems like the UK is full of inappropriate names.

said Baierman on January 23, 2009 3:34 PM.

There's also Virginville, PA

said Leah on January 23, 2009 10:57 PM.

I think a couple people already said it, but there's a city in Georgia called Cumming. I live pretty close to it and sometimes you'll see people with t-shirts that say "I Love Cumming". XD

said Ashley on January 23, 2009 11:16 PM.

in shephardsville, ky there are a lot of 'lick' roads - blue and skillet are the only two i can think of right off.

said jenni on January 24, 2009 12:14 AM.

here in louisville ky we have a road named PENILE i always laugh when i drive by the road sign. and we have like 20 different manslick rds.

said odie mcgoo on January 24, 2009 12:38 AM.

We have a Shadblow Rd. nearby -- I now know it's a plant, but it was kinda funny before I knew what it was!

said Lynn on January 24, 2009 8:14 AM.

Theres a place called Bell End in England in leeds i think

said Rhianna on January 24, 2009 11:00 AM.

So, I live between Blue Balls, PA, and Intercourse, PA, and not far away is Bird-in-Hand, PA. I love Amish Country!

said New Hollander on January 24, 2009 7:22 PM.

my friend from australia has got a picture of Slaughterhouse Rd. Not sure exactly where it is though

said G on January 25, 2009 1:33 PM.

I love the splendidly named "Cockermouth" in Cumbria UK but my particular favourites would have to be Pratts Bottom in Kent or Piddletrentide in Dorset. I believe there is also a place called Sandy Balls which is somewhere in the new forest.

said Julia B on January 26, 2009 5:24 AM.

Bucket of Blood St. in Holbrook, AZ

said blago on January 26, 2009 11:43 AM.

There's a fine little town called "Dildo" in Newfoundland, Canada.
(I hear that it's to be renamed "Vibrator".)

said Reubarbarian on January 26, 2009 3:15 PM.

In Sacramento we have an interesting one (and a possible new location for NAMBLA):

ManLove Rd

And in the neighboring city of Woodland, CA there is:

Dead Cat Alley & Dog Gone Alley

said Cpzee on January 26, 2009 3:40 PM.

Oralabor Road in Des Moines, Iowa

I know there isn't two L's, but we still laugh every time we see it when we play shows in DSM.

said D.M.T. on January 27, 2009 8:28 PM.

Cantlay Street, Van Nuys, California

said Sender on February 1, 2009 3:18 PM.

Here in Kansas City, we have a street called Food Lane...and there's not one restaurant on it!

I also had an eBay buyer once who lived on Cheesequake Road in New Jersey, forget which town though.

Also, can't forget Slaughterville, OK. Always wanted to film a horror movie there. :)

said Nate on February 1, 2009 8:50 PM.

How about Rapenburgerstraat in Amsterdam?

said Kat on February 3, 2009 9:54 AM.

The Grope Lane one is in my home town. WOW i live ther and i go down that lane like everyday. Of all the grope lanes in england and they choose ous fantatsic. thanks for posting

said Acey on February 3, 2009 5:34 PM.

there's a street in el paso texas named "matagorda" which is spanish for "killfatty"

said Eduardo on February 11, 2009 2:00 PM.

i don't know why nashville and knoxville can't both have a "gay street" and a "church street" that intersect. i can tell you in nashville there is a sign just like the sign on your site; we also have a "gay street connector." it's even written that way on maps. ain't no big deal, anywho.

near "big bone lick" in KY (named for either a mastodon or woolly mammoth bone found there), is a town called "rabbit hash" on the ohio river, and in warsaw, IN, there's a "funk street."

had fun reading all the posts! cheers!

said mary from nashville on February 15, 2009 3:44 AM.

These are three different streets in Nanaimo, BC (Canada)

Bob-O-Link Way
Bergen-Op-Zoom Drive
Dingle Bingle Hill Terrace

I'm not even exaggerating them.

said Kaitlyn on February 27, 2009 7:09 PM.

in Baldwinsville, NY there are a few. Cheerwood, Idlewood, Deerwood all in the same neighborhood,

said chad on April 3, 2009 3:20 PM.

there's a place in South Australia called Iron Knob


said rosie on April 17, 2009 12:05 PM.

every year i go camping and drive by Climax, MI

the best every time=]

said trx on April 27, 2009 1:25 AM.

In Co. Cavan, Ireland. Theres a little town called Muff and yes... it does have a diving club :-D

said D McC on April 28, 2009 7:22 PM.

I live in NC, and a road near here is Passing Wind, also i'm originally from Mount Pleasant, PA, which used to be called Helltown from all the coke ovens lit up at night, and to top it off, the zipcode is 15666

said becca on May 3, 2009 12:58 PM.

Oooookay... I'm pretty sure they've been mentioned BUT... There is always Hell Michigan. (that's a given) And there is Climax Michigan. (Interesting anecdote about Climax Mi... I had some friends driving over from Chicago and they had to pass through Climax on the way. While in Climax...[i swear to god] and on the phone with me they were passed by a big ol' truck that said "Extra Virgin Lubricant" on the side.)

Also, not quite as funny as Big Bone Lick or anything... But in Tombstone Az., there's Toughnut...

And last but not least, I live close to Woodcock St. and Mescalin Dr. in Holiday Fla. lolol

said Laharan on May 23, 2009 10:06 PM.

We have a S. Natches dr in Denver, CO!

said Meg on July 2, 2009 3:29 PM.

We also have a Poudre Valley in Colorado (named after the poudre river lol)! And their high school football team is named the Beavers LMAO!! Also in Wy on I-80 between Laramie and Cheyenne there is the town of Buford population 1!! We took a picture of it...their house is in the background lol

said Meg on July 2, 2009 3:39 PM.

Also lol...last one The university of Wy in Laramie has a Beef Unit LOL We took a pic of the sign outside the school building that says

"University of Wyoming
Beef Unit

said Meg on July 2, 2009 3:46 PM.

send us the pictures Meg, asap

said Baierman on September 6, 2009 11:20 PM.

I live in Arkansas, 5 miles south of "Hooker", 15 miles north of "Goobertown" and 20 miles east of "Baldknob".

said Susan on November 12, 2009 6:50 AM.

oh, and forgot to add "Possum grape" which is close to "oil trough" in Arkansas..

said Susan on November 12, 2009 6:55 AM.

Send photos susan. That's priceless.

said Baierman on November 12, 2009 3:26 PM.

In Michigan, there is a town called Climax on I-94 between Battle Creek and Kalamazoo. It's always the high point of any road trip!

There is also a town called Hell down west of Detroit. They have an annual road race there and the t-shirts say "I ran through Hell."

There is also a tiny, tiny town on the Keweenaw Peninsula called Gay.

said nmarzonie on November 23, 2009 2:55 PM.

Somewhere in Indiana (on the highway from Chicago to Bloomington) there is an exit with an arrow pointing towards Whitestown and the other arrow pointing the opposite direction towards Brownsburg.

said Becky on December 15, 2009 1:32 AM.

That's a great one Becky. Here's a photo of that sign.


said Baierman on December 15, 2009 10:03 AM.

The church st/gay st is in nashville, not knoxville. Just sayin... I'm from nashville.

said imakeusmile7 on January 16, 2010 8:24 PM.

There are assman and woodcock roads in Mishicot Wisconsin

said Charlene on November 15, 2010 9:56 PM.
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