What’s in a name?
We reckon Queenslanders would have to be up there with the world beaters when it comes to road names. From the quirky to the suggestive, the ironic to the simply delightful – our great State has it literally mapped out.
What is in a name? Would that which we call Allspice Street in Bellbowrie, Brisbane still smell as sweet were it any other name? Not a chance!
Tell us the residents of Pimpinbudgee Road near Kingaroy don’t giggle every time they type in their address.
Or, that the revered families of Woollybutt Street in Algester, Brisbane aren’t always careful to keep their derrieres warm. What crazy secret does Wildman Lane in the otherwise genteel Brisbane suburb of Clayfield conceal?
Perhaps those who named Ragamuffin Drive on the Gold Coast were dreaming of a life where they could be footloose and fancy-free. Then again maybe it was a snide dig at surf rats who don’t deign to wear shoes.
And it must be with a highly developed sense of irony that the residents of Mt Koolmoon Street in Cairns mop their sweaty brows each day.
When it comes to the touch of the gods, we give you Aphrodite Street in Manly and Adonis Street in Inala, Brisbane. Consider Angel Face Court in Calamvale, Brisbane before coming back to earth with the practical and self-explanatory Bandicoot Crescent, Doolandella.
Can you tell us how to get to Sesame Street in Albany Creek? Sadly it’s not via Dawson’s Creek Road in Highvale.
And if you ever find yourself on Good Night Road near Gin Gin in search of a fun time, you have been wildly misinformed.
We love to think the inhabitants of Buckinghamia Place, Stretton are all rabid royalists, with collectable mugs sporting the Queen’s face and Union Jacks flapping gaily from each lawn. Likewise, we assume everyone from Batman Street in Clayfield, Brisbane has a secret superhero identity.
Now while we pop in to Aperitif Place in Calamvale, Brisbane for a glass of bubbles, tell us– what are the some of the other fantastic Queensland street names we’ve missed?