Since I started writing this blog (mostly) about gardening in the space between the sidewalk and the street, I’ve heard a few different names for the area. In Seattle, I’ve always heard it referred to as a “parking strip,” but when I looked on the city’s web site they seem to be calling it a “planting strip.” Commenters here and fellow bloggers from Portland to Perth have taught me a few other names (including “boulevard,” “nature strip” and, definitely my favorite, “hell strip”) and it made me wonder if there are any others out there? Or does anyone have a good new coinage?
What’s in a Name? September 29, 2008