Thursday, April 28, 2005

Turn Left on George

Streets never seem to be named after men using only their first names but it is common for women. Near where I live, are Irma Avenue, Hilda Street, and Colleen Drive. You never see Bob Boulevard, Bubba Parkway, or South Sam Street. When you do see what could be a man's first name on a street, you can usually assume it is actually someone's last name. James Street and Thomas Street are good examples. Even Richards Street probably does not mean 'Richard's Street' -- it is just some guy whose last name is Richards. I do know where there is a Little John Lane, but that raises whole other issues.

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