Thursday, April 10, 2008

Avenue WHAT?

I'm working at a small city in southwest Arizona. The land around the city is pretty featureless and desolate, flat sandy earth and occasional ranges of rubble mountains. When the city fathers and mothers laid this city out, they had the foresight to build outlying roads to facilitate development. This sort of geography militates against road names like "high view road" or "bubbling spring parkway" or even "river road." But still, I think it takes a great lack of imagination to name a big road:
Avenue 8 1/2 E.

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