A quick observation

Here is a little nugget that came up recently. I live in Los Angeles. Typically when we refer to a freeway it is always as an object with the word the preceding it. Examples:

The 405

The 101

The 10

The 5

The 605

The 710

The 210

The 14

Special bonus prizes to posters who can name the best restaurants relative to those freeways.

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  1. Anshel's Wife September 14, 2004 at 5:47 pm

    I grew up in Sacramento and went to school in San Diego for awhile. But my mother grew up in LA, so I cheated and called her for the names of the restaurants.

    Harris Ranch sounds good right now, but keeping kosher limits my roadside eating adventures. LA has some great kosher restaurants, though.

  2. Jack's Shack September 14, 2004 at 2:52 pm


    You just hit two of my favorite places. I have a lot of fond memories from growing up.

  3. Anshel's Wife September 14, 2004 at 2:33 pm

    THE I-5: Harris Ranch and Pea Soup Anderson’s

  4. Jack's Shack September 14, 2004 at 4:28 am

    Well, in truth if we were debating this based upon the AP or NYT’s style guides there might be an issue, but since we are not your point is moot and here is why:

    cap·i·tol ( P ) Pronunciation Key (kp-tl)
    A building or complex of buildings in which a state legislature meets.

    Since know that the mistake by the lake is the primate protectorate in the US, it would be appropriate to use the term Capitol and not capital which might confuse the natives.

    It is an important point because the mistake houses the actual building and not just the location. Stop monkeying around and get serious with more substance. 😉

  5. Stacey September 14, 2004 at 3:56 am

    At least Clevelanders can spell and know how to CAPITALize.

  6. Jack's Shack September 14, 2004 at 3:44 am

    And we care about words from the monkey capitol of the world because….Or should I say “Ladies and Gentlemen here is an example of the Cleveland school system.

    Tracey, I am sure that you are a nice girl, but what difference does this make? Really?

  7. Stacey September 14, 2004 at 2:04 am

    You Californians are weird. What a waste of a word. It is completely unnecessary, not to mention it sounds moronic. ;

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