Re: NANFA-L-- How Does Everyone Feel About.....

Peter Unmack (peter.lists at)
Wed, 23 Mar 2005 15:50:55 -0600 (CST)

On Wed, 23 Mar 2005 wrote:
> In a message dated 3/23/05 4:12:25 PM, peter.lists-in-writes:
> << Since 1890, there have been only five decisions by
> the U.S. Board on Geographic Names allowing the genitive apostrophe for
> natural features. >>
> So it does happen. How much legal authority does this Board have over some
> municipality naming a street, etc.?

I don't honestly know. But I don't really recall seeing street names with
apostrophes (although I'm sure some exist), so am guessing they have stuck
to the same rules for the most part. I did find one funny page on street
names though, and there looks
like a bunch more wierd/funny stuff on all kinds of names and other stuff.

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