Ragged Ass Road
This may sound like a joke but it’s not. I visited two years Yellowknife, the capital of the Northwest Territories in Canada, and discovered by chance that there is a street called Ragged Ass Road, which means “dirt poor.”
On a map of the city you’ll find the street in what Yellowknifers call the Old Town, located on a peninsula. Just follow 50th Avenue until you reach the corner of Hamilton Drive, where you turn right drive two blocks and presto!
I asked a taxi driver from Ghana to drive me to Ragged Ass Road so I could take a picture of the famous street sign. My comment made him suspicious.
“There’s no such place in Yellowknife.”
“But there is,” I responded.
“I’ll take you there if you show me where it is on the map.”
I showed it to him on the map.
“Wow,” he said, “you learn something new every day.”