7/23/09

So I ask you?

Would you choose to buy a home and live on a street named 'Triple X Street', and who on earth thought of it?

I kid you not! We were watching the OKC news tonight and they referred to a fire on Triple X Street. The Hubster and I kinda did a double take, sniggered and contemplated how most residents might earn they're income? You can just imagine some of the images I got when I googled it for a piccie to go up top!

The mind boggles and we might just have to GPS it next time we're down there ;-)

14 comments:

Phoebe Jadeite said...

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LadyFi said...

Brilliant - what an original name!

Mare said...

I imagine that whenever they have to give their address, they must get many strange looks and a 'huh?'

Eternally Distracted said...

Triple X street sounds fab - Although I have this funny feeling that it could be a run down old people's home and they failed to see the irony.

Pammington Pambury said...

It is really "Triple X Road" and I used to pass it when my parents lived out that way in Eastern Oklahoma County.

Actually, as I understand it, the name has to do with the original plats as they were laid out. Streets were assigned letters on the grid, and then renamed later. So I assume Triple X Road was the third time through the alphabet and never re-named through the years. And probably wayyyyyy before anything with an "X" meant pornography!! I could be wrong, but believe that is how it came about. Makes sense anyway.

Also out that way is "Indian Meridian Road" which is the dividing point in Oklahoma between East and West as far as land reference points. It is the old legal secretary in me coming out now.

Same thing for Kay County, Oklahoma. When the counties were being mapped, they were assigned letters. Guess which county was assigned the letter "K"? Hmmmm.

Pammington Pambury said...

BTW, next time you are down, I'll take you out that way. It is far (FAR) eastern Oklahoma County. Almost to Choctaw. It is a main north/south road that probably isn't as rural as it used to be.

Vickie said...

You know, I could believe this in LA maybe, but not so much in Oklahoma. = )

Brown English Muffin said...

omg....I have to google it myself and see if there's any history to the name.

Brown English Muffin said...

ok just read the response from Pambury...I still wouldn't jump at living there...not everyone knows the whole plats explanation unfortunately...

Elizabeth Bradley said...

You have to wonder who names the streets sometimes. In a rural valley outside the little town we just moved away from, the homeowners named their own roads, one HUGE ranch sported the names, Asshole Lane, and Shopaholic Bitch Lane. Which doesn't leave a lot to the imagination about who lived in the giant gaudy McMansion, does it?

Silverback said...

Seems it's a road that is a bit of a fire hazard.

http://www.koco.com/news/18308636/detail.html

Mark Burleson said...

It goes all the way up into Luther, OK as well.

I pass it everytime I leave my work in Edmond and am driving back to Tulsa on Rt. 66.

Just visit Pops in Arcadia and drive 6 miles east and it's a little road with a stop sign :D

Troy said...

If you choose to live on Triple X Street I suspect you don't give a four X about its name!

Maybe XXX Street is a Roman road?

karen said...

great post! and interesting to read all the comments, too! :)