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Sunday, May 07, 2006

Name That Road

Whenever the army go anywhere they rename the road system.

It makes sense really. You move into a war torn country and road signs are likely to be lacking somewhat.

So the nice chappies in the Royal Military Police take along a lot of signs with little symbols on them and rename the roads. You can sometimes see the signs on roads around the UK if there's been a major exercise.

In Bosnia we had Route Gull (which was my favourite and more on that another day), Route Square and Route Diamond. There were a host of others that I can't remember now.

So my question is this. If you could rename a road in this country what would you call it and why?


Anonymous Mr Angry said...

The M25

Long Term Car Park

5:53 pm  
Blogger The Boy said...

Aww, US, Angry stole my joke...

I did read a bit of scifi once that claimed the M25 was actually designed by the devil as an unholy prayer wheel. Each time you went on it, you where saying a prayer for the devil. Seemed appropriate to me...

6:13 pm  
Blogger gonorr said...

A40, highway to hell.

Must stop changing the clocks around the plain ;-p Can see it ending in pain for me.

8:12 pm  
Anonymous Stu Savory said...

Didn't Terry Pratchett write that the M25 was really a Moebius strip?

I think it was in his & Neil Gaiman's variation of the book of revelations.

I'd rename the main road through Gretna Green as 'The Road to the Aisle' ;-), probably sung by Sir Harry Lauder?

8:31 pm  
Blogger PI said...

There used to be a little house in Epsom named Chateau Ethel which always made me laugh so I'd choose route Fred - after my Dad.

9:09 pm  
Blogger FOUR DINNERS said...

John Cleese Walk 'd be good....or not

er...I'm 'avin t'think 'ere. This is not good...

Green Day Boulevard?

no....sorry...need more beer first

9:12 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Fan Dance AKA A breeze for Walters.

11:17 pm  
Anonymous Rob said...

I don't drive! Must learn to though just so I may participate....

1:33 am  
Blogger The Bard said...

Wrong Way

Road to Nowhere

Oh, and Avenue One (no thanks, I prefer my old one!)

3:23 pm  
Blogger John said...

Downing Street should be - in fact, is - Route Arsehole. Named for the people who live there.

6:16 pm  
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6:43 pm  
Blogger Katy Newton said...

Man, everyone else is so political.

I name this road the Katy Newton Arc de Triomphe!

But I suppose "Katy Newton Lane" would do.

9:21 am  
Blogger Chairwoman of the bored said...

The street where I live (cue song from rubbishy old musical) has to be The Boredwalk

9:27 am  
Blogger Lennie Briscoe said...

"Welcome to Europe" Street

"Turn back. Labour" Avenue

"Pot Hole" Road

"Traffic this way" Road (one way)

"Your Sat Nav isn't working" Road (by the White cliffs of Dover)

2:07 pm  
Blogger Sherbert said...

Sherbert's Way. Because it sounds like everyone should do everything MY way.

4:40 pm  
Blogger Papa Ray said...

What would you name the roads here.

8:04 pm  
Blogger Theblonde said...

Yay, I've finally thought of one.

I would rename the main road that runs past the bottom of Box Hill, which is in fact the A24, The Wheelie Straight Road, because as anyone who goes there knows, in the summer especially, on any Sunday, the wheelie-posers are out in large numbers on this stretch of road.

...And I've been thinking and talking about this question for the last 24 hours, and got a few other people thinking too, so thanks for posing it.

12:39 am  
Blogger JĂșlio Sousa said...

Road Basra...For all the bulshit going on in Iraq.

12:16 pm  
Blogger Donna said...

I don't know so much about road names, but while I was driving in Germany there was a place pointed to on prety much every autobahn. Must have been very popular. It was a place apparently called "Ausfart." Couldn't find it on any map, though. Strange that.

12:33 pm  

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