Signs of the Times

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My theory is that the developer of this area was so cheap he bought up all the prisoner’s mistakes, thus Cannolot Blvd. Unless of course it was a tribute to great grandma’s preserves. Alborado Road might be a misspelling of El Dorado, but what about Decorore Drive?

Damfiwill and Damfino make some sense, but can’t you just hear a judge asking for your address?

 “Sir, my address is 1725 Damfino Ave.”

Yeah, right, thirty days.

Is Cazenovia a lover who cannot spell his own name? Did the same person name Randyparr Street and Notson Terrace? If he is not your son why did you name a street for him? Drude Court could be a contraction of Rude Dude and may have been named by the person who chose Taunt Court.

Malarky Lane, Glee Avenue, Bacchus Road and Revell Lane are “tell it like it is” names. Doe Street and Lark Drive, Minnow Way, Dog Court are rather prosaic compared to Catspaw Drive, but is Dobell Terrace something you answer or a jingly thing around Bambi Terrace?

Most would avoid Abrade Avenue, but might be curious about Antofagasta street or Condmn (not MY misspelling) Point. Couples longing to be parents may want to live on Concepcion Drive, but would you buy on Pessoa Street or Mamora Drive? Sandspur Street is every street in town! Sandrala Drive and Santarem Circle sound pretty and Winding Vail has charm but doesn’t and isn’t.

Bail Court, Bank Court, and Bar Court are in the same area, but Bill Court is farther away. Someone living on Cockpit Lane probably wants to be in the pilot’s seat of Cessna Court, buy Confound Road is hard to follow.

There’s Ebb Road, Ebb Avenue, Ebb Circle, Bays water Road and Edgewater Drive. Most of the roads are signed with flood warnings. Hopeful they are close to Afloat Drive and Barge Lane. Beaver Lane, Beaverhead Ave, and Beavertone Ave are nowhere near Damfino or Damfiwill.

In a nod to elevator music we have Bee Gee street. Authors are honored with Cervantes. Pirates give us Blackbeard and Captain Kidd. Neither streets, boulevards, avenues, or lanes, they avoid courts!

Yule Street, Silverbell Drive, and Wassail Lane take care of Christmas and for class we have Duchess Avenue and Duke Lane.

Empire Street, Factory Avenue, and Enterprise Avenue pay homage to industry. There are Edsel Drive and Cadillac Avenue and a plain old Car Street.

I walk my dogs along Windswept, by Winning Way and Wonder Win, follow Barksdale around to Corfell and down Rickardway Avenue. How can it be both a way and an avenue?

Aback street is, well, alone.

Happy Hollow would be a fun place. It is probably near Kidon street and Omie Avenue. For more fun you could visit Carousel Lane and or Drive.

Cattle Dock Point and Road sounds earthy, but would you live at Slipshod Manor?

There’s Hesta Misty Court, Robat Terrace, and Silage Circle. We’ ve no Alpha Street, but there is an Omega Lane which brings us to Ycolt and Zorn Streets.  

There may be a better way to name city streets, but wouldn’t it be boring?


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