Residents of ‘Coon Hunt Court’ Attempt to Change Street Name
Yes, this is a real news story and not something from the Onion. Some residents on a certain street in...
Yes, this is a real news story and not something from the Onion. Some residents on a certain street in Columbia, Md. are foolishly trying to change the name of their street from one of the coolest names ever, to one of those boring, generic, over-used, whitebread subdivision street names that have zero sense of real place.
From this story on nbcwashington.com:
Columbia, Md., has interesting street names that bring to mind hunting and the great outdoors, but residents object to one. “You just buy into a house and then you realize, I’m on Coon Hunt Court,” homeowner Shirley Sickels said. Rosalie Consiglio has been working to get the name changed a long time. “The problems I’ve had is embarrassment with the name,” she said._
“My friends and co-workers have made fun of the name of my street. I realized, Wow, this really is a problem.” Residents feel the street name may have been an honest mistake, but it’s been a problem for them since they moved in. Ambrose Lane Jr. has lived here 10 years. “Some people laugh,” said Ambrose Lane Jr., who has lived on Coon Hunt Court for 10 years. “Some people say, ‘Is that really the name of the street?’ I’ve gotten that over the years.”
Are you kidding? Coon Hunt Court? That’s a real street name, and they’re actually trying to get it changed to… April Wind Circle? That’s not a street name: that’s the setting for a feminine hygiene product television commercial. Just a show of hands of all those who think Coon Hunt Court is awesome rather than embarrassing.