What's in a Street Name?

What's in a Street Name?

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Regina Yunghans
Jan 25, 2008

This afternoon we're taking a look at street names. We used to live on Clinton Street. It would make us belt out ...music on Clinton Street all through the evening... every time we listened to the Leonard Cohen song, even though our Clinton Street wasn't the Clinton Street...

We have relatives who live on Via Del Viento. Are you seeing palm trees? Well, you're right, they live in a region with palm trees and lots of terra cotta. Now, some suburban street names are a little misleading, like Oak Ridge Way in a treeless neighborhood. Check out this Street Name Generator for a little street naming fun, subdivision-style.

What's your street name and are there associations you have with it? Pride, embarrassment, boredom, nothing at all? Let's hear about it.

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