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Whoa! Snap back to reality! Whoops, there goes Rabbit....

I once walked along a major street in Naples, Italy, and every block the name of the street changed.

Here in Grand Forks we have a road named "Mill road" It runs parallel to the mill.

The city is named Grand Forks because it is built on the fork of the Red and Red Lake rivers.

The city was "officially" founded when a riverboat captain and his crew got stuck here in 1870.

This post is as interesting as TFA.

It's not 5 Mile, it's Fenkell.

iamgoz: Whoa! Snap back to reality! Whoops, there goes Rabbit....

I live near 8 mile, so that for teh lulz.

It's five miles to the nearest LDS stake house

I live between 5 Mile and 10 Mile roads, so I'm getting a kick out of this.

//In-laws live by Chicken Dinner Road

altinos: It's not 5 Mile, it's Fenkell.

It's not 8 mile, it's Baseline.

Crosshair
Here in Grand Forks we have a road named "Mill road" It runs parallel to the mill.

The city is named Grand Forks because it is built on the fork of the Red and Red Lake rivers.

Grand Forks. Nicer than Grand Spoons, but not as nice as Grand Knives.

3 Mile Pilot? (new window)

I'd a ho. Once.

Interesting. My calculations show a 5 mile road and a 10 mile road to be 5 miles apart. Did this article rely on the "new" math?

Cervantes3773: altinos: It's not 5 Mile, it's Fenkell.

It's not 8 mile, it's Baseline.

It's not baseline, it's M-102.

And the further west you go, the more likely the measurements will be skewed, i.e. wrong

/surprised they can read in Caldwell
//knows they can't in Parma
///slashies!!1!

5 mile...10 mile.... meh.

I take the Nine Mile Lane to get home.

My family and I are looking for sechs...

MONSTERTRUCK: It's five miles to the nearest LDS stake house

An LDS Stakehouse?

Wives and kids eat free on Wednesdays?

Yay! Florida did something right, for once: 9 Mile Rd & 10 Mile Rd. (new window). According to Google, they're exactly one mile apart. Also, if you zoom in on the map, you'll see that the road between them is called "9 1 Half Mile". I must petition to the city to change that to "9 and 3 quarters". And move the street. The residents wouldn't mind, would they?

Farker T
I'd a ho. Once.

How do you know which Miss America Pageant contestant is a slut?

She has the sash that says "Idaho"

Well, you know the service at a Stake House has to suck for someone.

Idaho?
If she's hot, maybe Alabama.
Georgia do her.
What'll Delaware?

Florida sucks.

I come from a town with streets named This Way and That Way, among other amusing names.

Farker T: MONSTERTRUCK: It's five miles to the nearest LDS stake house

An LDS Stakehouse?

Wives and kids eat free on Wednesdays?

Long Dong Silver?

Sounds like you could very easily loose yourself around there...

Karma Curmudgeon

Interesting. My calculations show a 5 mile road and a 10 mile road to be 5 miles apart. Did this article rely on the "new" math?

Are the names describing a radial distance, or rather the length of each?

A_Listless_Wanderer
Sounds like you could very easily loose yourself around there...

And find yourself in a tight spot

I was told there would be no math.

hardercase: I live between 5 Mile and 10 Mile roads, so I'm getting a kick out of this.

//In-laws live by Chicken Dinner Road

I guess all the Western Idaho farkers will be outing themselves in this thread.

We must have been neighbors. I grew up just a few hundred yards from 10 Mile Rd.

What I always thought was really funny was this sign (new window), just a mile up the road from where I lived. It directs lost individuals to "10 Mile Community Church", which is 5 miles to the East towards 5 Mile road (but obviously not on 5 mile road because that's 6 miles to the East).

w_houle: Well, you know the service at a Stake House has to suck for someone.

Confused still?

no just bored

hey, you try naming the farking streets. Everyone wants to live on Elm Street or Oak Lane. Or, god forbid, the developer wants a street named after his wife Erma. but Elm and Oak and Erma are already in use so ya gotta get creative, like Oak Valley or Shady Elm, but the city or the county comes back and says, oh, wait, your new street lines up with an existing street, so now one of your streets is named Dead Cat Lane and the client is pissed off cause you can't make it go away......
the worst nightmare is when you put a temporary smart ass label on your plans, thinking someone will come up with a better name down the road, and it goes all the way to legal plat before anyone notices the street is named Camino Ave. (road road)
ah good times, from when i actually had a job....

Came for the Eminem reference

/was satisfied by the Boobies

Ten Mile Heights?

If you read the whole article, they finally crack the mystery behind the names. Turns out they don't lead anywhere significant at all! Actually they are named after two creeks, which are five and ten miles away from town. Now, this begs the obvious question, where do these creeks lead? After extensive web research and library-newspaper-microfiche-scrolling failed to turn up any clues, I planned a full blown expedition to the site. Upon my arrival, I quickly realized I was ill prepared for my journey down the creek's chaotic rapids. I headed into town for necessary provisions. The shop-keep at the general store eyed me suspiciously before asking my purpose in town. I explained my intention to uncover the mystery of where the 5 and 10 mile creeks lead. He took on an ominous stare, and engaged me in tales of prior attempts to reveal the truth behind the creeks, each tale ending in death or permanent incontinence. I decided to take my chances and head back to the first creek, if only a bit more wary. Long story short, turns out they don't lead anywhere in particular, they just happen to be named after two mountains 5 and 10 miles away from the creeks.

darkvstar: hey, you try naming the farking streets. Everyone wants to live on Elm Street or Oak Lane. Or, god forbid, the developer wants a street named after his wife Erma. but Elm and Oak and Erma are already in use so ya gotta get creative, like Oak Valley or Shady Elm, but the city or the county comes back and says, oh, wait, your new street lines up with an existing street, so now one of your streets is named Dead Cat Lane and the client is pissed off cause you can't make it go away......
the worst nightmare is when you put a temporary smart ass label on your plans, thinking someone will come up with a better name down the road, and it goes all the way to legal plat before anyone notices the street is named Camino Ave. (road road)
ah good times, from when i actually had a job....

I hate major roads that have names instead of numbers. If I need to get to 5th street and I see I'm passing 17th street, I know how much farther I need to go. If I'm passing Oak street and need to get to Olive street I have no goddamn clue how far I need to go, so I have to slow down and check every stupid street sign.

Karma Curmudgeon: Interesting. My calculations show a 5 mile road and a 10 mile road to be 5 miles apart. Did this article rely on the "new" math?

Follow me on this one. Starting with 5 Mile as the 0 measurement, moving west in one mile increments. You have:

Cloverdale
Locust Grove
Linder (this is 5 miles, BTW)
10 Mile

Therefore, you can see, using very simple math, they are in fact 6 miles apart, as described in TFA and elsewhere in this thread.

hardercase:
//In-laws live by Chicken Dinner Road

Came here to mention this weirdness...

Crosshair: I hate major roads that have names instead of numbers. If I need to get to 5th street and I see I'm passing 17th street, I know how much farther I need to go. If I'm passing Oak street and need to get to Olive street I have no goddamn clue how far I need to go, so I have to slow down and check every stupid street sign.

I feel the same way about Exit Numbers on Freeways

darkvstar: hey, you try naming the farking streets. Everyone wants to live on Elm Street or Oak Lane. Or, god forbid, the developer wants a street named after his wife Erma. but Elm and Oak and Erma are already in use so ya gotta get creative, like Oak Valley or Shady Elm, but the city or the county comes back and says, oh, wait, your new street lines up with an existing street, so now one of your streets is named Dead Cat Lane and the client is pissed off cause you can't make it go away......
the worst nightmare is when you put a temporary smart ass label on your plans, thinking someone will come up with a better name down the road, and it goes all the way to legal plat before anyone notices the street is named Camino Ave. (road road)
ah good times, from when i actually had a job....

Yeah. A few years ago out with our installation crews I found some pretty crazy street names.

Would you really want to live on Common Loon?? (All the streets had bird themes.) Or First On? (Golf themes.) Then there's the intersection of Mother's Joy and Father's Pride.

At least it's better than where I grew up: El Camito and El Camino were two blocks apart. I can't remember which we lived on but the arrangement of the roads was such that to get to the other one you had turn on our first. Our address two blocks down had domestic violence problems, the cops frequently showed up at our address. It got to the point that if we found a cop at our door we simply told him he wanted the place two blocks that (pointing) way.

Cervantes3773: altinos: It's not 5 Mile, it's Fenkell.

It's not 8 mile, it's Baseline.

It's not 0 mile, its Ford Road.

It's not 1 mile, its Warren.

It's not 2 mile, it's Joy.

It's not 3 mile, it's Plymouth Road.

It's not 4 mile, its Schoolcraft.

It's not 6 mile, its McNicols.

/came for the Detroit references
//was partially satisfied -- thought I'd finish the job.

aaronius: Follow me on this one.

10 - 5 = 5

/Lighten up, Francis (Scott Drake)

GWSuperfan: Crosshair: I hate major roads that have names instead of numbers. If I need to get to 5th street and I see I'm passing 17th street, I know how much farther I need to go. If I'm passing Oak street and need to get to Olive street I have no goddamn clue how far I need to go, so I have to slow down and check every stupid street sign.

I feel the same way about Exit Numbers on Freeways

Have you not noticed that exit numbers correspond to the nearest mile marker? Not hard to figure out distance with that information. Get into an urban area, with exits less than a mile apart, and you get into letters, which is simple, as well. Lower letters correspond with either the southernmost exit in a given mile (for odd-numbered freeways) or the westernmost exit in said mile (for even-numbered freeways). There is no reason I should know that.

Karma Curmudgeon: aaronius: Follow me on this one.

10 - 5 = 5

/Lighten up, Francis (Scott Drake)

I am light, just pointing out that the math works. If you want to contend that there are 5 mile roads in-between them, there is no argument, but to say that they are 5 miles apart doesn't work.

Crosshair: I hate major roads that have names instead of numbers. If I need to get to 5th street and I see I'm passing 17th street, I know how much farther I need to go. If I'm passing Oak street and need to get to Olive street I have no goddamn clue how far I need to go, so I have to slow down and check every stupid street sign.

I like towns with alphabetically organized street names. San Diego and Portland, I'm looking at you.

Shucks Y'all these is Metric Miles, dontcha know.

madgordy: Shucks Y'all these is Metric Miles, dontcha know.

Are you kidding? We don't use no commie metric system in Idaho. Hell, you can get arrested for even mentioning such an abomination 'round here. (firmly sarcastic, since that seems to be lost on many people)

It's not 15 Mile it's Maple

/now I fit in.

oshkosh: Cervantes3773: altinos: It's not 5 Mile, it's Fenkell.

It's not 8 mile, it's Baseline.

It's not 0 mile, its Ford Road.

It's not 1 mile, its Warren.

It's not 2 mile, it's Joy.

It's not 3 mile, it's Plymouth Road.

It's not 4 mile, its Schoolcraft.

It's not 6 mile, its McNicols.

/came for the Detroit references
//was partially satisfied -- thought I'd finish the job.

It's not 16 mile,its Big Beaver. Or Metropolitan Parkway. Or Quarton.

MONSTERTRUCK: It's five miles to the nearest LDS stake house

I'm told that while all the maps of Salt Lake City show standard street names, all the street signs in Salt Lake City only show how many blocks away from the LDS church you are.

\has never been to Utah

UltimateNimrod: oshkosh: Cervantes3773: altinos: It's not 5 Mile, it's Fenkell.

It's not 8 mile, it's Baseline.

It's not 0 mile, its Ford Road.

It's not 1 mile, its Warren.

It's not 2 mile, it's Joy.

It's not 3 mile, it's Plymouth Road.

It's not 4 mile, its Schoolcraft.

It's not 6 mile, its McNicols.

/came for the Detroit references
//was partially satisfied -- thought I'd finish the job.

It's not 16 mile,its Big Beaver. Or Metropolitan Parkway. Or Quarton.

But 7 Mile is just plain 7 Mile. Edgewater Park, anyone?

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