Sunday, January 11, 2009

the street's real name is indecent


Heather saw this at Red Cross Headquarters. I wonder what the real name of the street is?

6 comments:

john said...

...and does it have a band?

jb said...

Wonderful blog!!- Rally enjoyed my visit

Jessica Hamlin said...

It actually is grammatically correct to put a letter in quotes when it stands by itself. This blog totally cracks me up though.

Jennifer said...

Indeed. I grew up on a letter street, and our address was always "D" to show that it was a singular letter, and there was no omission.

Dan S. said...

In Washington, D.C., "E", "N" and "S" Streets are often rendered in quotation marks, in order to denote that they are the street names, rather than cardinal directions (such as W Braddock Road and S Capitol Street).

It probably also bugs you that "I" Street is often rendered as Eye Street, in order to avoid confusion with roman numerals, right?

Matthew said...

In Washington DC we have streets A-I, K-W (no J, X, Y, Z). On documents, forms, and signs folk often put quotation marks around them, particularly "I" Street (as another commenter noted). Or sometimes orthographically confusing ones are written out--Eye, Que, Tee, and You have been seen. Officially there are no quotation marks on those street names.