20 Funny Street Names

January 25, 2011

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Formerly 20 signs, now reduced to 12 on account of my failure to upload the images instead of hit-linking them. I was young.




ACDC Lane is a street in Melbourne, Victoria. The street was formerly called Corporation Lane, but was renamed on 1 October 2004 as a tribute to Australian rock band AC/DC. The Melbourne City Council’s vote to rename the street was unanimous. The trademark lightning bolt or slash (“/”) used to separate the AC and the DC in the band’s name contravened the naming policy of the Office of the Registrar of Geographic Names, so the punctuation was omitted on the street sign.





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Josie January 25, 2011 at 9:22 am

I have been to Whip-ma-Whop-ma-Gate.

You could also have had Poultry and Cheapside in London. And perhaps an honourable mention to The Street With No Name.


Josie January 25, 2011 at 9:23 am

Why is that my icon? I do not want that to be my icon.


sarah January 25, 2011 at 9:27 am

If you aren’t registered on my website, it assigned you a whole range of small squishy creatures as profile pictures instead. :)


rob January 25, 2011 at 11:33 am

There was a “World’s End Lane” in my village… turned off from a main road and just ground to a juddering halt in a ditch. Odd house numbers too. No-one was quite sure why.


sarah January 27, 2011 at 11:07 am

I’ve always assumed that ancient but weird road names people don’t understand really are just intended as a joke by some medieval burgher who was a bit bored, and the names just stuck.


planetpmc June 5, 2011 at 8:14 am

One from Brighton (obviously)Prince Albert Street http://bit.ly/mcQ9r6


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