Here is a new vocabulary word for all of you wordsmiths out there: onomastics.It means the naming of things.
On my journeys all across town (I logged 7,500 miles with in-home tutoring and teaching at PEP last year) I have come across some funny street names. I even live in a strangely named neighborhood myself. My abode is in a “themed” neighborhood where many moons ago our subdivision was named Twilight Estates. Here are some of the names of the streets throughout my neighborhood: Planet, Astro, Saturn, Venus, and Jupiter. I think the irony of all of this is that somewhere along the journey of life I have been called a Space Cadet. Now, I actually am one since I live on a planet. I bet you can’t say that! 🙂
There is another part of town that has two roads that intersect- Grinn and Barrett. There are also names throughout town such as Storybook Lane ( I expect to see Snow White and the dwarfs come out of one of the houses), Zig Zag, Devil’s Backbone and Crooked Tree. I found some interesting ones on the internet: This Aint It Road, Candy Cane Lane, and Lonesome Road (I guess they don’t get many visitors there).
Have you seen any funny street names? Please share as I am sure we can all use a smile.