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Steve
I know your IP address
Consultant
join:2001-03-10
Foothill Ranch, CA
kudos:5
reply to bobrk

Re: 405 Freeway Closure

said by bobrk:

2. Calling it "THE 405." It's "The San Diego."

I don't know anybody who actually leaves their house that calls freeways by the names: they change as you travel about, and if you're going to jump on the 405, you're not thinking of the 47 different names, including the 400 yard stretch known as the Det. Barney Fife Memorial Thruway.

Referring to freeways by name is unhelpful.


Phil
Rojo Sol
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Downers Grove, IL
kudos:2
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said by Steve:

Referring to freeways by name is unhelpful.

Concur. As a native to Southern California I've always used the 101, 405, 5, etc. when referring to freeways.


TheRul
Why Not You?
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join:2007-09-18
Gilroy, CA
kudos:1

The announcement for the 405 being closed was as far north on the 5 as Santa Nella



dogma
XYZ
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join:2002-08-15
Boulder City, NV
kudos:1
reply to Phil

Referring to freeways by name is traditional.

Those short memorial named stretches are a recent occurrence. Growing up everyone I recall referred to them by name.

Take the San Diego to the Santa Monica to the Harbor to the Pasadena to the Hollywood to the Ventura... of course one would really have to be a true native to know that the Harbor and Pasadena were both technically the same (110), and the Hollywood and Ventura freeways were both the same as well (101). Same with the Santa Ana and the Golden State, the Santa Monica and the San Bernardino.

We tried our best to keep you interlopers from moving in by attempting to confuse your commutes...but it didn't work.

Wonder what Steve See Profile calls "The four level"?



bobrk
You kids get offa my lawn
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join:2000-02-02
San Jose, CA
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reply to Steve

said by Steve:

said by bobrk:

2. Calling it "THE 405." It's "The San Diego."

I don't know anybody who actually leaves their house that calls freeways by the names: they change as you travel about, and if you're going to jump on the 405, you're not thinking of the 47 different names, including the 400 yard stretch known as the Det. Barney Fife Memorial Thruway.

Referring to freeways by name is unhelpful.

Oh, I'm certain things have changed since 1978 when I last lived there. In those days, the entire stretch of the 405 was called "The San Diego Freeway" because that's where it went. Easy peasy. Did they really start naming random sections of freeways after people? I don't think I'd be flattered by that, nor would the cop who got killed on that stretch, either.

But it's your town now, have at it. I have a GPS now, who needs names?

Erm, apparently I've just repeated dogma See Profile who is exactly correct. Those of you whippersnappers who say you've grown up there and use the numbers were certainly not alive and living in LA during her heyday in the 50's, 60's or 70's.


Phil
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Downers Grove, IL
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said by bobrk:

Those of you whippersnappers who say you've grown up there and use the numbers were certainly not alive and living in LA during her heyday in the 50's, 60's or 70's.

Born 1975 at St John's Health Center in Santa Monica, so your statement is on target in my case. Anyways, I'm debating on taking the 1 or 101 for the ride home after work. I could even jump on the 23 south instead of taking the N9 like I normally would if I went 101.


jig

join:2001-01-05
Hacienda Heights, CA
reply to dogma

traditionally, women were whores if they wore red after 10pm, and anyone thinking the earth was flat was burned at the stake.

hinted-at nostalgia for unhelpful notions is extremely, detrimentally conservative. NV has had a very dramatic effect on you, dog.
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Catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabis, ad caput tuum saxum immane mittam.



bobrk
You kids get offa my lawn
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San Jose, CA
reply to Phil

I'm riding my bike for 50 minutes to get home.



Phil
Rojo Sol
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Downers Grove, IL
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What kind of bike?



dogma
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Boulder City, NV
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1 recommendation

reply to jig

Must be the heat out here. Or perhaps I'm gettin' old? And us old geezers like to pontificate on how it was when we were young (and more alive):

"See all those buildings over there? Back in my day, them's was bean fields. And that new housing development, wasn't nothin' there but a big open sand lot we used to play baseball on... kids now-a-days don't know nuthin 'bout actually playin' baseball...with all their computer games and what not. Back in my day, we would risk getting a spanking if we weren't back home by the time the street lights came on, now-a-days, ya gotta threaten your kids with a spanking just to get the little bastards outta the house!"



maartena
Elmo
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Orange, CA
kudos:3
reply to dogma

said by dogma:

Referring to freeways by name is traditional.

It doesn't make you any better however, then those who refer to the 405 freeway, as the 405.
--
"I reject your reality and substitute my own!"


No_Strings
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join:2001-11-22
The OC
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reply to dogma

Where I grew up, they're still bean fields.



bobrk
You kids get offa my lawn
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join:2000-02-02
San Jose, CA
reply to Phil

Mountain.



dogma
XYZ
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Boulder City, NV
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said by bobrk:

Mountain.

Nope! Gotta' refer to it by it's "model number".


jig

join:2001-01-05
Hacienda Heights, CA
reply to dogma

there's nothing unhelpful about bean fields?

strike that. there's nothing unhelpful about notions of bean fields. much better.
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Catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabis, ad caput tuum saxum immane mittam.



bobrk
You kids get offa my lawn
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San Jose, CA
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reply to dogma

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said by dogma:

said by bobrk:

Mountain.

Nope! Gotta' refer to it by it's "model number".

2007 Novara Bonanza.


TheHarvester
Premium
join:2006-08-25
Dana Point, CA
kudos:3
reply to dogma

said by dogma:

Referring to freeways by name is traditional.

Don't know who started your tradition but... I was born in 1964 in Landcaster, moved to San Clemente and then El Toro by 1966 and have never called the freeways by name.
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spg
Grrrr

join:2001-10-31
NOT Texas!

You're not that old.



TheHarvester
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Dana Point, CA
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said by spg:

You're not that old.

Compared to who?
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dogma
XYZ
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Boulder City, NV
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me.



TheHarvester
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Dana Point, CA
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I will have to take your word on that.
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bobrk
You kids get offa my lawn
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join:2000-02-02
San Jose, CA
reply to TheHarvester

And you don't live in L.A.



aztecnology
O Rly?
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join:2003-02-12
Murrieta, CA

1 recommendation

reply to dogma

said by dogma:

me.

Actually, me..

Funniest thing, was talking with my dad yesterday, he was heading home to HB coming from downtown and he says "I just got on the long beach freeway..."
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.:|:. aztec being aztec...™


spg
Grrrr

join:2001-10-31
NOT Texas!
reply to TheHarvester

Me.