Date: Sat, 7 Oct 1995 08:00:12 -0400 From: Seth Sklarey Subject: Re: Another Lexical Item Another possible term for this area is easement. Easement is defined as land that you own, but someone else has some rights over it, and you still have to mow it. Seth Sklarey Wittgenstein School of the Unwritten Word Coconut Grove, FL ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- > I have sloppily not recorded where I obtained this information, but >in some lecture notes I find that I've listed the following terms as being >used for the grassy strip between the sidewalk (parallel to the street) and >the street/curb: berm, boulevard, boulevard stip, parking, parking strip, >parkway, sidewalk plot, tree lawn, neutral ground, devil strip, tree bank, >city strip. > > Every semester I ask my students (in Burlington, Vermont) what they >call this strip, and every semester they all look at me blankly. I think >that's odd, because it is a thing we need to talk about here--e.g., parking >on it is forbidden during Vermont's wretched "mud season"; the owner of the >land/house on the other side of it is responsible for keeping it mowed; >every spring (*after* mud season), the city offers free trees to be planted >there. I would think we'd settle on a name or names for it. > > Are all those terms listed above still in use somewhere? > > -- Virginia > >At 08:21 AM 10/6/95 -0700, Allen Mabery wrote: >>I call those grassy strips between the sidewalk and the street "parking >>strips". I've never heard them called parkways. >>Allen >>maberry[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] >> >>On Fri, 6 Oct 1995, // wrote: >> >>> Parkways and sidewalks >>> >>> Within the last 20 years after moving to Colorado Springs, CO, I picked up an >>> extra definition for parkway, which previously connoted for me wide, >>> green-scaped, paved roads. >>> >>> In CS, a lot of neighborhoods have 2 foot to 10 foot strips of grass running >>> parallel to, and between the sidewalk and the street. These are called >>> parkways as well. >>> >>> Have others seen this usage? >>> >>> -- Jim >>> >> >> > >