Wednesday, December 3, 2014

street signs - Main St

You probably can't get a more mainstream (or boring) a name than Main Street. At least in the US and Canada, it is very common. It is even used as a metonym to described the major retail street, or what the Brits call the 'high street'.
but I have never seen it written as it is in the town of Delhi (pronounced DEL-high, by the way) not far from Woodstock, where we saw last week's street sign.

signs, signs

15 comments:

  1. I suppose it can be a little confusing?

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    1. It's one way to make the town unique from the rest of the county.

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    1. Thanks. It would have been pretty boring without the 'of Delhi' wouldn't it?!

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  3. I never know what 'high street' meant. Main Street certainly os a common name around here. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  4. We've got a Delhi Road in Sydney that is pronounced Del-EYE.

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  5. That is unusual! Surprisingly we don't have a "Main Street" where I live.

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    1. actually, there is no Main St where I live either!

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  6. Just in case you got confused about which town you were in?

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  7. I would've thought this wasn't in the US/Canada!
    Here the streets are just numbered but the big, prominent ones are named after important people in Cambodia.

    Sreisaat Adventures

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  8. The name surprises me. Something I would not expect to see in small town Ontario.

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  9. I was an adult before I realized that our main street has an actual name. lol

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