The Most Common U.S. Street Names

The only thing more common than people numbering things is when we then later rank those same things, which can cause trouble numerically. The National League of Cities lists the most common street names in the US, according to data from the Census Bureau. Coming in first place is Second, and number two is Third. Third is First, and fourth is Fourth. Fifth is the sixth-most common street name, and Main comes in seventh. Is that clear? If it sounds like an Abbot & Costello routine to you, you're not alone. Earthmens-9 used this information to rewrite the classic "Who's on First?" routine.

Hey, let’s go visit the most common street names in the U.S. what’s the first?

-First is third.

-Wait you’re saying Third street is first?

-No, it’s Second.

-Ok, so what’s first?


-I thought it was second.


-First what?


-That’s what I’m asking! What’s the first street?


-Ok then, so you’re saying the first street is second and Third is first?

-No, First is third, Third is second.

That's just the beginning. You can read the rest of the routine at reddit. And learn about some other weird street names in the comments at Metafilter.

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