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2013-10-08 09:13:55 AM
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2013-10-08 09:22:42 AM
Somebody I know lives on Swastika Court. Apparently somebody comes along and tries to get the name changed every few years, but nobody really cares that much because it's one of those 'we had it first' things.

All the same, it definitely made me do a double take.
 
2013-10-08 09:27:35 AM
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2013-10-08 09:29:15 AM
There is. Its just happens to be in Iran in Fark Village.

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2013-10-08 09:30:21 AM
Fark Road would be a dead end street that leaned slightly to the left that no one came back from.
 
2013-10-08 09:35:31 AM
May the road rise up to fark you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields until we meet again,
could you lend me a tenner you cheeky wee bastage.
I'm going down to the pub to get right pissed.

- Traditional Gaelic Curse, translated so as not to cause violent choking and guttural prolapse to the speaker
 
2013-10-08 09:36:15 AM
Why is there no Fark Road?

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Your argument is invalid.
 
2013-10-08 09:37:30 AM
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2013-10-08 09:39:51 AM

Earguy: Why is there no Fark Road?

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Your argument is invalid.


Your email isn't.
 
2013-10-08 09:56:30 AM
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2013-10-08 11:01:37 AM
Fangboner Road, north central Ohio, for the win.
 
2013-10-08 11:11:15 AM

Bareefer Obonghit: Earguy: Why is there no Fark Road?

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Your argument is invalid.

Your email isn't.

 
2013-10-08 12:24:36 PM
I've always thought it would be awesome to live on Electric Avenue.
 
2013-10-08 12:33:29 PM

spman: I've always thought it would be awesome to live on Electric Avenue.


And then we'd take it higher?

I live near a Pog Mo Thoin Rd. Methinks there weren't any Irish on the approval committee.
 
2013-10-08 05:11:10 PM
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2013-10-08 05:52:54 PM

costermonger: Somebody I know lives on Swastika Court. Apparently somebody comes along and tries to get the name changed every few years,


And then they look it up on Wikipedia and find out they are wasting their time
 
2013-10-08 07:32:53 PM

Bob Down: costermonger: Somebody I know lives on Swastika Court. Apparently somebody comes along and tries to get the name changed every few years,

And then they look it up on Wikipedia and find out they are wasting their time


There are a lot of reasons it *could* be named after a swastika, but it happens to be in a small town outside a city that was named Berlin until the Germans became the enemy, and with other small towns in the area having names like Breslau and New Hamburg..

I mean, leave it be, symbols only have that kind of power if you give it to them.. It's just that I kind of doubt this particular street was supposed to be named after a religious symbol from the Indian subcontinent.
 
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