Date: Mon, 12 Feb 1996 04:45:05 -0800


Subject: Re: Monkey Wards and lots more

In South Florida, Florida Power & Light is known as Florida Plunder & Loot,

and Fort Lauderdale, which used to be known as Ft. Liquordale, is now known

for its

large gay population as Ft. La Te Da. A large series of senior citizen condo

complexes officially named Century Village is known to the politicians who

have to campaign among its 60, 70 & 80 year old occupants as Cemetery

Village, and South Beach

in Miami Beach is know known as SoBe. The Dade County (Miami) elevated railroad

officially called Metrorail is also known as Metro-fail.

Seth Sklarey

Wittgenstein school of the Unwritten Word

Coconut Grove, FL


The following contribution comes from my colleague Dick Demers:

Monkey Wards was the name my Dad used, and I can remember back to the

early fifties for that one. He also had humorous names for all sorts of

establishments in Portland, Oregon. Meier and Franks was Murphy and Finnegans.

The internal revenue was infernal revenue, of course. Hubert Humphery was

Preparation H. I've heard the following names for newscasters: Stoned

Phillips, Tom Lockjaw, Dan Blather..and so on. I have heard twisted names

for some Tucson places. Fed-Mart (when it existed) was Fed-Fart. Foley's

is Folly's. I'll bet there are some real funny ones out there. Dick D