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Anyone else thinking of Abbott and Costello? Anyone? No? Just me then.
Them addresses in Utah are pretty simple anyway…
San Rafael, CA and Hayward, CA both have lettered streets like this. What’s nice about Hayward’s A Street is that it crosses Hwy 880, which offers “A Street” as a big green freeway sign.
For one direction, the freeway sign in Hayward (or was it San Leandro?) used to say
(Does anyone have a picture of “Stop Casting Porosity”? That really needs to go on this site.)
There is a picture of it Here on flickr.
You mean this sign:
Yeah, I always got a kick out of that!
Or this sign:
I don’t get it.
it’s where the A-Team lives!
Who’s on first???
I don’t know.
That’s where Who lives
The first baseman.
If this is A Street, then Who’s on first?
No wonder some people get lost!
It could have been This St, in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
There’s a freeway exit on 880 in the San Francisco area for
The thing that makes this even more egregious, is that where this sign is (in Northern Utah), streets generally have numbers, not names. So this street SHOULD also list a numeric equivalent, but we see it doesn’t.
This is my hometown!
A street named after a letter of the alphabet? I’ve never heard of anything so outrageous. Oh wait, no. I have. Not really funny.
I want to go onto Z street though!
I think there are a lot of towns/cities that have lettered streets, including “A” Street. Lincoln, NE is one.
(Of course, there, the lettered streets run east/west, but most of Lincoln is on the “east” part so the east part of A Street isn’t called E A St: it’s just called A St.)
Omaha has quiet a few east-west streets named with one letter, “A” Street is a little south of Center Road. I live near “Q” Street.
And thats the form – when mentioned in print the street names that are just 1 letter are always in quotes.
Putting the street name in quotes looks odd. You wouldn’t say “Main” Street. Why didn’t they give them names?
I have no idea. It was done long before I moved here.
Q isn’t in quotes in the street signs and city maps. And it isn’t in quotes in someone’s address on an envelope or package. But when the newspaper reports something on that street its written as “Q” Street, with Q in quotes.
(Just wanted to add some déjà vu for people reading the comments.)
This is my hometown! Sadly, I don’t know where A Street is. Usually Utah streets are all numbered on a grid system.
yeah… where is that?
i can’t see the cross street…
@ rubya: Yes
Anybody else thinking Avenue Q?
(Mods, please delete my previous post)
Here’s another oddly generic street:
This is also oddly generic/vague:
I used to live there.
Wouldn’t this make it Oddly Vague?
This isn’t the only street in Utah with a letter for a name. The Avenues in Salt Lake are all letters and numbers. Like 1st and A, 7th and L. I’ve gone all the way to K Street I think?
Reminds me when my GPS makes me go on an unmarked street: “Turn left on road”
Hi, I live on the corner of A Street and N Avenue … go ahead… find me ..
Lettered Streets are typically parallel.
My family and I were visiting California, my sister’s boyfriend using his GPS on his phone. It told us to turn onto “A Street”. We figured he needed to pay the service more to figure out which street it was.
I can just see this conversation:
“Hey, what street do you live on?”
“I knew that. I said which one?”
“I told you, A STREET!”
“For cryin’ out loud, man, just tell me the #@^%^@ street!”
“Oh, you live on Hopeless Street?”
“NO! I ^#@$%ing LIVE ON %$#%ing A ^#%#ing STREET!”
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