Date: Mon, 12 Feb 1996 04:45:05 -0800 From: SETH SKLAREY 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 crissiet[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] >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 > >