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07 April 2011 @ 09:17 am
'Bout that time them Duke boys had some data scrubbing to set to...  
I need to perform address validation at work sometimes. Customers submit addresses that they can't get map coordinates for, and I need to look into why.

I received a new spreadsheet this morning, and this was the first address in the list:

> Boss Hogg Rd, Morgantown, KY


Even more disturbing, I found a Boss Hog Rd in Kentucky (one G), and a Boss Hogg Rd in Mississippi. I'm not an expert on that show, but wasn't Boss Hogg the bad guy? What's next? Let's brainstorm, shall we?

* Michael, I'm Almost Out Of Fuel Ln.
* Ain't Gettin' On No Plane With That Crazy Fool Murdock Ave.
* That Ninja Who Kept Harassing Lee Van Cleef St.

I should design a subdivision...
How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy: 4 Star Logot3knomanser on April 7th, 2011 11:24 pm (UTC)
We obviously can't leave out MacGyver Rd (it's not actually paved, but you can improvise). It eventually links back to O'Neill St, but that's outside of that subdivision.
Purrsia Kat: lolpurrsia on April 9th, 2011 01:01 am (UTC)
That's awesome.

Being in the shipping business, we've come across some funny addresses too. I think the most memorable street I've ever seen was Tater Peeler Road. And yeah, it was southern - TN.

Some addresses overseas are funny too - just in how long and detailed they are. It's more like directions on how to get there than an address as we write them. One of them had a traditional address but also included something like "in the alley, behind the drug store", ha!

Miusherimiusheri on April 10th, 2011 02:11 pm (UTC)
Before our Postal Service standardized addresses and found a good way to communicate the rules, US mail was much the same way. You wrote directions on the envelope, or you just addressed it to a town and hoped the local postmaster knew that person and where they lived.

There's a good Mark Twain anecdote, in his autobiography, about the addresses written on mail he received. Here's what was written on the envelopes of three pieces of fan mail:

Mark Twain,


Mark Twain,
God knows where.


Mark Twain,
(Try Satan).
The Perfidious One, amethyst_hunter: Akabane laughsamethyst_hunter on April 11th, 2011 07:34 am (UTC)
I remember seeing a road name once that was called "Bloody Gulch Road."

Naturally, since my favorite anime character displays a fondness for, um, certain substances, this amused me to no end. XD