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Sunday, November 9. 2008
Our friend Sipp's post inspired this contest.
Winners receive a year's free online subscription to Maggie's Farm, with a special Free Bonus of unlimited commenting privileges.
I am sure that all would agree that the famous Florida
So we invite our readers to put on their Marketing Hats and come up with some names for American developments yet to be built. Punsters welcome.
I'll give it a lame start:
The Lakes at Dripping Springs
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Around here, we have a place called "Green Acres" believe it or not. I wonder if there are cardboard cut-outs of Zha-Zha and the other characters placed here and there?
The Screened Porches at Blackfly Views
Horsefly Sprints at Distant Stables
Ooops, was that your dog,sorry! at Hunter Heaven
Trailer Trash Special er Mobile Homes of Distinction
Sunnyside Park Gardens at Dead Man's Cliff - no, Rattlesnake Cliff - no, Skyview Cliff.
Where I live, you can't spit without hitting a sign that has "Pointe" (and yes, it's fine to pronounce it as pointy.)
So, after studying the pic, I vote for "John Deere Pointe".
Get those mowers fired up!
Varicose Fairways at Divot's Edge
Club Car Trails
Assisted Adventures at Prune Acres
Doddering Duffers Dominion? Prune Provinces? Creaky Colony?
As for the offer of "unlimited commenting privileges"...has anyone noticed something missing here the last week or so?
Park Your Walker, Pops - Estates of Mind over Matter
Sepulchral Sands - Where Quiet is our Business
Consignment Corral - We have a mechanical bull!
I'm Done Dunes - Nice view with reflection to sky
Funereal Fields - We save you the work
Stent Stopover - Come stay with us for a day or two
CRS Hall - We supply your name tag every day
The Villages of Citrus Hills
Banana Grove at Hammock Dunes
The Lakes at Wyld (Wylde?) Palms
Southington Court at Dolphin Cove
And the Bad:
The Falls at Walker Lake
The WASP Nest at Ant Hill
The Forgotten Villages on the Lost Keys
The Endless Buffet at Pineapple Pointe
Orange Glow Groves at Burning Bay
Eternal View at Sands of Time - It's not the Great Beyond, but you can see it from here
Meet Your Maker Mills
The Whoop-De-Doos at Landfill Acres
The Moguls at Superfund Meadows
The Leach Field Greens
Mowing Mexicans Meadows at Guatemalan Greenskeeping Gardens
The "SO I CAN POOP ON IT Acres"
by the rottwelier handpuppet,what its name.
Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow Planned Community
Creeps - The Petty Pace Plantation
The Royally Ancient Order of St. Peter's
Elysium Estates (Planned Community)
Once upon a time I worked for a company that owned and operated mobile home parks (Manufactured Home communities). There was a company newsletter, as there usually is. One article I read was extolling how renaming some of the parks was a really spiff idea, and it had So Much Meaning.
Pembroke Pines to The Pines at Pembroke
Jefferson Estates to The Estates at Jefferson
and so on. Every one of them was exactly like the two above, all had the The ... At ..... There wasn't even enough daring to add some unneeded Es to the mix, as in South Pointe.
No trees, No water, No hills. Now you'll finally score well.
I used to regularly pass a "retirement community" at a major entrance to the town of Purley in Surrey. For a while the hoarding called the place "Purley Gates".
haha.. The 19th hole is the bar. Better make the 20th Hole. :)
Morning Wood (actual subdivision in Hays Co. Tx named by my father in law).
ha.ha. When I was married mourning would come over me at the sight of morning wood. All I could think about was, "I have to go to work."
Keith Richards Estates.
This Way To Elvis.
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