Potentially Nonsense

Postcards from places I've never been.

Category: Thursday 13

Oh, the places you’ll go.

It’s time for another thrilling adventure with Thursday 13, on a very silly subject.

I will say that now two of my coworkers are hitting me up with odd place names they run across, now. I see my devious plans are beginning to come together.

13 of the best place names I’ve seen this week.

1. Squirrel Rd
2. Sassafrass Tea Rd
3. Red Gate Ln
4. White Fern Rd
5. Bear Wallow Rd
6. Wigeon Way
7. Cattail Cir
8. Red Top Rd
9. Tangled Oaks Dr
10. Whippoorwill Cir
11. Tuttle Ter
12. Plant City, FL
13. Giggleswick Ln

Photo courtesy of Katie Drazdauskaite

This must be the place

I love language, and I love place names. So of course, I’m sharing that love while participating in Thursday 13.

I got a little off track because my apartment manager lost my lease, then decided I had to sign a new lease, move out, or be moved out, and I had four days to do it. So that was awesome. And of course they raised my rent because they raise it every time anyone renews. ARGH.And I’ve been clashing with the DMV since July over my car title, which has not been my favorite hobby.

So here’s some good stuff to detract from the stressful stuff.

13 of the best place names I’ve seen this week.

1. Whistling Duck Way
2. Widdicomb Ave
3. Witch Hollow
4. Mother Well Ct
5. Rosebud, AR
6. Stone Forge Pike
7. West Plum St
8. Fox Pointe Cir
9. Frogtown Loop
10. Dawson Bottom Rd
11. Paris, KY
12. Teaneck, NJ
13. Haiku Rd

If you know of any place names that tickle your fancy, feel free to leave them in the comments and I’ll share them with my post next week.

The last time I posted a place list, Neta shared that in a town not far from her, there’s an intersection where, if you turn left, you are on College Way, and if you turn right, it’s called Husband Road. How much do I love that? SO MUCH.

Thursday 13: Wait, did I miss a turn? Where am I?

A quick, quick Thursday 13.

13 of the best place names I’ve seen this week.

1. Devil’s Bridge Rd
2. Grassy Lick Rd
3. Sugar Camp Dr
4. Sharkey Rd
5. Zodiac Loop
6. Shane Ln
7. Summer Lady Ln
8. Crow Canyon Dr
9. Skytrail Ranch Rd
10. Marsh Rabbit Way
11. Clever, MO
12. Star of the Desert Dr
13. Chilhowie, VA

One of the best things I’ve seen on an envelope this week is “Diamond Township” in place of “Coal Township,” with Coal Township, PA, being the real name of the place. Come on. That’s putting a great spin on things.

Brief post today, as it’s been a wacky week of delegations at work. North Korean delegation, Mongolian delegation, and then yesterday, a group of foster mothers who have been with the place I work for about 30 years. One had helped 66 children find homes. There wasn’t a dry eye in the room.

Thursday 13: That’s pure Bull St, man.

I’m really enjoying the challenge of Thursday 13. It’s kind of fun. I find myself actively watching for weird place names, now.

13 of the wildest place names I’ve seen this week.

1. Greyhawk Rd
2. Avenue Rd
3. Bull St
4. Normal, IL
5. Zigzag Rd
6. Pumpkin Town Rd
7. Hamlet Dr
8. Eureka, IL
9. Short Dr
10. Angular St
11. Devil’s Jump Rd
12. Gas City, IL
13. Stomping Ground, KY

These were shared via comments on my previous Thursday 13 post:

  • Judy, who has no fear of the dark, shared a place (not a town, not a hamlet, just a place) called Snagerty. It really sounds like the beginning of a great ghost story.
  • Country Dew shared Wild Cat Holler, which sounds suspiciously like something that I’d find near my home town. The big question is, are you gonna go see the lights in Wild Cat Holler?

Hm. I’m kind of wondering if someone could use these weekly place names to make a random story? Note to self for next week.

Thursday 13: Say what?

This is my second week of trying out Thursday 13. It’s kind of fun. I find myself actively watching for weird place names, now.

Top 13 fantastic place names I’ve seen this week:

1. Stardust Way
2. Vassal Ct
3. Apple Valley, CA
4. Effort, PA
5. Happiness Ln
6. Waddy, KY
7. Supply, NC
8. Bumpnose Rd
9. Bunnie Dr
10. Pond Shores Rd
11. Porch St
12. Newcomerstown, OH
13. Spotswood, NJ

These were shared via comments, last week:

* Hazardville, CT and Bumpass, VA were proposed by Ron at Scrambled, not Fried.
* Christmas, FL and Satan’s Kingdom, MA1 and Breakneck Hill Rd were shared by the amazing Jen.
* Batman Thumper Rd and Merlin’s Way were nominated by Colleen, who has the best notes.
* Country Dew slayed me with Climax, NC. I would love to send a postcard from there.

Are there any place names that have tickled your fancy? Do fancies even like being tickled? It’s probably best to ask, first.

And in case you’re having a hard day, this is a terrible photo of something that made me smile, recently.

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Thursday 13: You live where?

I’m trying something different, today, and doing a Thursday 13.

BEHOLD1. Here is my list of 13.

13 of the wildest place names I’ve seen this week.

1. Rosebud, AR
2. Humble, TX
3. Dawson Bottom Rd
4. Suds Run Rd
5. Peabody Ave
6. Hidden Forest Ln
7. Whistling Duck Way
8. Goose Creek, SC
9. Scenic Dr
10. Marsh Rabbit Way
11. Jupiter, FL
12. Flowery Branch, GA
13. Frozen Dog Rd

And one that defies numbering, and I swear is a real thing: Sloppy Deadening Rd. Honestly I thought someone was having a lark. Nope. Real road name.

If you’d like to share any funny or odd place names, I’d love to hear them. Who can’t use a smile?

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In case you could use a smile, too. This Grumpy Cat cracked me up so much the first time I read it.

This blog has been taken over by the 2018 Write 31 Days challenge. Here’s the sweet, sweet index of all my posts of nope.