America’s embarrassing street names Posted on Monday, December 3rd, 2012 at 10:31 am. PT Written by Jim Dalrymple At some point you just have to ask yourself why. http://twitter.com/forty2j Jim McPherson Not quite as bad, but “American Way” is down the street from me. http://www.jphotog.com Hrunga Zmuda Oregon has two cities with odd names (I’m sure there are more). When you compare them, you might say “Boring as Hell.” http://www.theuniversalsteve.com SSteve I live around the corner from Uren Street. Nerdie McSweatervest Just you wait — when Canada gets streets, some of them will have embarrassing names, too. http://twitter.com/ChrisDepew Chris Depew Here in Huntsville, AL we have Butter and Egg Road…… http://twitter.com/unixandthings Edwin Arneson Why? From Wikipedia: Broomrape or broom-rape (Orobanche) is a genus of over 200 species of parasitic herbaceous plants in the family Orobanchaceae, mostly native to the temperate Northern Hemisphere. So the street is named after a plant. Not a big deal. mvcmendes São Paulo has a street called Street of the Psychedelic Butterflies (Borboletas Psicodélicas). I shit you not. pawhite524 A good friend of mine used to live around the corner from Wall St in Manhattan, NYC at 20 Beaver St. When asked where he lived hr would always respond, “I live on Beaver…” He got a lot of nods from that answer.