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#1 DoomsDave

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 06:55 PM

Okay.

I was out driving about, on my way to a possible source of mulch, etc., in Pico Rivera, California, when

WHOA! Does that sign say what I think it says?

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#2 DoomsDave

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 06:57 PM

Well suh, I do bee-leeve it say Dork.

Street.

I sat in the car and laughed. Just the sheer silliness of it all.

These kids walking by just smiled.

Zooom in for a better view.

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#3 DoomsDave

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 07:00 PM

This begged other questions.

Like, if this was named after someone, then WHO?

Are they still alive?

Or, was it one of those cases where a real estate developer let his kids name all the streets? :lol:

In any event, who lives on Dork Street?

I turned the Green Monster down to take a look.

Nothing particularly dorky here. Looks like one of those private roads like the one I live on.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 07:01 PM

Dork is not a long street, and it ended at Amistad.

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I still laugh. Like now . . .
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:29 AM

Okay.

I was out driving about, on my way to a possible source of mulch, etc., in Pico Rivera, California, when

WHOA! Does that sign say what I think it says?

:blink:

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You finally got a street named for you, way to go! :mrlooney:
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:37 AM


Okay.

I was out driving about, on my way to a possible source of mulch, etc., in Pico Rivera, California, when

WHOA! Does that sign say what I think it says?

:blink:

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You finally got a street named for you, way to go! :mrlooney:


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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:17 AM

haha!
"dork" is an old whaling term,believe it or else. :interesting:
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 11:56 AM

haha!
"dork" is an old whaling term,believe it or else. :interesting:


wHALING?

Tell me more.
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:50 PM

A dork is what you get when a duck and a stork make some sweet lovin'
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:16 PM

A dork is what you get when a duck and a stork make some sweet lovin'



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Posted 12 April 2012 - 06:55 AM

A dork is what you get when a duck and a stork make some sweet lovin'


How about Stuck?
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 09:35 AM

No parking on Mondays due to Dork sweeping.
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:24 AM

look it up. lots of words that we never think about have original meanings that have been forgotten. :rolleyes:
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the "prince of snarkness."

still "warning-free."

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:16 AM

Y. Urah Dork was a famous local politician from the late 1800's when Pico Rivera was in it's infancy.
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 07:31 AM

Y. Urah Dork :floor: was a famous local politician from the late 1800's when Pico Rivera was in it's infancy.



:lol: ... and a Dooms Dave ancestor from the maternal side of the family? :winkie:
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 07:43 AM

Dreams give me a Dork all the time! :drool:
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 08:11 AM

Dreams give me a Dork all the time! :drool:


Man! I forgot all about THAT context!
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 08:46 AM

TMI,pogo!!!
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the "prince of snarkness."

still "warning-free."

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 12:25 AM

How about town names? I just read that Dull, in Scotland is twinned with Boring, Oregon. Did I just kill this topic? Posted Image
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:09 AM

And, don't forget F-ing, Austria . . .

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:39 AM

And, don't forget F-ing, Austria . . .

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For the folks that live in these places, I'm sure it all gets a bit tedious. Especially as many names go back centuries. If you're a business, club or organisation - for example, the Muff Diving Club in County Donegal, N. Ireland - then they probably have the last laugh. Free publicity, and all that.
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Posted 06 November 2013 - 05:33 PM

haha!
"dork" is an old whaling term,believe it or else. :interesting:

I think it refers to the whale's, er, pogobob reference.


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Posted 06 November 2013 - 05:34 PM

I swear, I can't make this up.  There's a man named http://en.wikipedia....i/Dork_Sahagian the link says it all.

 

Hope he's got a good sense of humor.


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Posted 07 November 2013 - 08:54 AM

"Meet me on the corner of DORK and DURFEE!

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 10:13 AM

"Meet me on the corner of DORK and DURFEE!

 

That is an old picture! I remember a guy who looked EXACTLY LIKE THAT who worked at Radio Shack. Drove a Mercury Monarch.


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Posted 18 November 2013 - 07:53 PM

We had a guy named Richard Ryder running for city counsel :floor:


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