Shakespeare’s Juliet famously wonders: “What’s in a name?”
Come to find out, a lot.
Missoula County learned that lesson the hard way when it inadvertently approved a road name that basically told folks where to stick it.
Tom Porter was more than a little miffed with Missoula County for making him go through subdivision review to put a trailer on his property, and then for making him install fire sprinklers in it.
Also by order of the county, Porter had to name the forever-nameless road leading up to his house. His address had always been Pulp Mill Road.
So Porter creatively chose “SIUYA Lane,” insisting that it meant a Japanese flower.
However, a Google search of the name doesn’t produce frilly photos of small delicate plants, but rather a popularly used insult in the texting world. (Look it up for yourself.)
The road sign wasn’t up one day before neighborhood kids stole it.
Mr. Porter, you’re welcome here any time. I may even owe you a beer or two on my next trip through ‘Tana.
Found via Craig at MTPolitics