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Weary residents of Muff Road in Orari, New Zealand, have requested a name change after repeated thefts of its road signs by muff-hungry souvenir hunters. According to the Timaru Herald, Muff Road has rarely enjoyed secure signage, and operatives apparently gave up replacing the signs after the last set went AWOL around 18 months …

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Rob
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Where do you start

The use of 'muff-hungry' is pure genius it's a shame there was no angle for getting the phrase 'all you can eat muff buffet', enough of my dreams though.

Mine's the one with the tooth pick in the pocket

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Joke

The Muff Family

Please tell me they had a daughter called Iva

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Grenade

Muff Road

Is that anywhere near Muff Drive?

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Muff around the world

Think off the people in Co. Donegal who live in the town called Muff! What delivery service is going to believe that you live in Muff?

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Paris Hilton

A common name in Ireland

There are at least half a dozen villages/hamlets called Muff. There's one on lough Foyle, Donegal, with it's own scuba diving club - http://www.muffdivingclub.ie/

Paris, 'cos she visits frequently.

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What about...

Twatt.

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Twatt&sll=53.800651,-4.064941&sspn=18.913312,39.418945&ie=UTF8&ll=59.099494,-3.278732&spn=0.032001,0.10952&t=h&z=14

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IT Angle

Could be problems

Look what happened when they tried to rename Ramsey Street!

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Coat

Payne scrubbing Muff

Well then be a little more gentle. It's a sensitive area.

Alright already, I'm leaving, I'm leaving...

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FAIL

Got another one...

Mary Jane Lane. County tried extra tall sign poles, special bolts, they even greased the poles - no good. The idea that dopers are lazy just didn't apply in this case. The county really wanted the residents to change the name.

Cheers

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@Scott Mckenzie

Or Henrietta?

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All well and good

But... Could we get Trafford Borough Council to do something about Beaver Street in Old Trafford?

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Bell End

Again, you can only imagine the grief of trying to get parcels delivered here.

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Bell+End,+Upton+Warren,+Hereford+and+Worcester,+UK&sll=53.800651,-4.064941&sspn=19.301109,39.506836&ie=UTF8&z=15&iwloc=A

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Happy

Cock Drove

I actually live down Cock Drove in a market town in Norfolk.... I did consider naming the house bell end but thought I'd never get anything delivered via telesales...

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Happy

There is still hope

Cumnor Rise Road in Oxford is still there.

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Anonymous Coward

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Another missed opportunity.

Fix the real road sign so securely that no one can sensibly swipe it, then sell lower quality ones at profit to all those who want one.

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@ dawildcat

HAHAHA - thanks for that - 10 euros and I am a lifetime member of the muff diving club

http://www.muffdivingclub.ie/

You sir are a god send - thats birthday pressies for several of my mates sorted

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Paint the address!

Paint the address on a wall, they're not gonna nick THAT!

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@ac

"Fix the real road sign so securely that no one can sensibly swipe it"

You fail to understand the removal power of a beat up ford escort and a motivated student flat.

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NZ News

Has the Reg exported a staff member to NZ? There's been a recent rash of Kiwi related articles.

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I hear...

...that they want it changed to Twat Lane.

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Anonymous Coward

That's nothing...

Google "Minge Lane, Upton On Severn"...

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no title required

I live near Penny lane in Liverpool and after many years of streetsigns going missing the council ended up painting them straight onto the brickwork.

Driving to Cockermouth always raises a smile from me for some reason.

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@ dawildcat

Infantile and just plain silly....

"upload pictures of you and your friends Muff Diving, "

But it did make me smile...

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Go

Living in Derry near Muff, Co.Donegal

I used to travel down on a weekly basis to "Top Muff" filling station for my cheap diesel. Their advertising signs used to disappear quite frequently also, and their keyrings are worth their weight in.... well.... keyrings...

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Happy

Always wondered what.......

the residents of this place where I spent some time on manouvers whilst in the forces called themselves?

Suggestions:

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Wank,+84359+Simbach+am+Inn,+Rottal-Inn,+Bavaria,+Germany&sll=53.800651,-4.064941&sspn=39.797418,89.384766&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=16&iwloc=A

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Joke

Another family member...

Wasn't the man of the family known as "Big Harry Muff"?

PURE GENIUS! - http://www.muffdivingclub.ie

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Happy

This is still my favourite

Me and a mate drive out to this place especially for some stand by the road sign photo ops. Not much here tho, small farming community ...

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=fucking,austria&sll=53.800651,-4.064941&sspn=35.180675,78.310547&ie=UTF8&z=15

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Coat

Pity the poor souls

who live at number 69

Mines the one with the mouthwash in the back pocket

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Paris Hilton

How do you...

...get to Fanny Muff's house? Take Happy Trail down to Muff Rd. It's in a cul-de-sac.

Maybe Paris would like to visit?

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Paris Hilton

Muff & Nobber

There are several villages in Ireland called Muff, but one of them is next to another village called Nobber in Co. Meath.

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=muff&daddr=Nobber,+Co.+Meath,+Republic+of+Ireland&hl=en&geocode=%3BFag5NQMd9AmZ_w&mra=ls&sll=53.824505,-6.751545&sspn=0.011348,0.027337&ie=UTF8&z=15

Paris because she knows that Nobber and Muff should always be together.

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Grenade

What about the arboriculturists that live in the house between #6 and #10?

Apparently there's a nice south american lady lives there, with a daughter who's built a small hanger and facilities down in the garden......

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The meaning of Muff

I have heard of several origins for the word "muff" but it was only when I moved to France that I discovered it is from the French word, "Meuf", which means woman. In French there is a commonly used slang/street-talk called Verlan which simply inverts the word. In this slang "Femme" becomes "Meuf". So in French it is not vulgar to call one's girlfriend, "ma meuf".

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Joke

I'm going Ohapi diving!

Nuff said

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I'd like one of those signs

It would go well with my Beaver College t-shirt: http://www.arcadia.edu/about/default.aspx?id=19912

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Happy

Cocking

I live just up the road from Cocking in West Sussex. Handily Google informs me that the road is called the 'Cocking Causeway' as powerful a piece of alliteration as you could want. I'm not a million miles from Balls Cross either.

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Happy

Muffler shops too

There are muffler shops in the South (of the USA) that use the slogan: "No Muff is Too Tuff"

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