Politician given green-light to name developer's new streets with synonyms for greed and deceit


#1

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#2

Nice. I’m surprised the developers could even look up from the mountains of cocaine they were doing to notice what was going on.


#3

Late stage capitalism or late stage stupidity?


#4

I want to suggest they use intersecting streets CLINT and FLICKER.


#5

Oddo? What a crazy name. Pronounced Odd-oh? Or, Oh-Doe, like the DS9 character?

Anyway the Founders – er, I mean-- the Developers need not worry:

  • 95% of all residents will think “cupidity” relates to Cupid.

  • 100% will think “avidity” relates to “being avid.” Which it does. I think Oddo screwed up here: “avaritia” is the Latin word for greed.

  • 105% will have no idea what “fourberie” could mean. It’s very likely not even a word.


#6

On the plus side, people who grow up here will absolutely win the “find your porn name” game.


#7

Typo? I believe it’s actually a “snook” that you cock.


#8

Somewhere out there, a word-of-the-day calendar author is marking this day… well, on the calendar.


#9

I! Am! The 105%!

Cupidity is not such an unusual word, but it will still trip up a lot.

(oops reply to @petzl )


#11

Correction, they didn’t need to worry until they caused a brouhaha over it.

Welcome to sunny Streisand Way!

Send in Jim Hader from legal.


#12

Actually, fourberie is a french term for deceit.
Not in the english language doesn’t always mean not a word.
Just to add to that, avid, in its latin root, meant to crave.
It was synonymous with avarice at that point.


#13

If he was a Simpsons fan (or a Classicist) he could have named them Croesus and Mammon, where Mr. Burns lives.


#14

Scumbags roudabout, Muddy Anus Park, lying douche way are all very nice names they should try out in the area.


#15

I’m sure Objectivists will be eager to move to Cupidity Drive.


#16

Apparently, it is in the unabridged Webster’s Dictionary, and I was invited to subscribe to find out more about it.

It is used, italicized, in the novel Tom Jones… It is probably most famliar to readers of Moliere. " Les Fourberies de Scapin" is one of his comedies.

Though if beliving this individual was a collector of vocabulary or a fan of French drama is too difficult, the word is likely to be in a crossword puzxle dictionary, under GREED. It does have lots of vowels.


#17

That’s standard. A fair few housing developments in the UK are called “xxx meadows”, in remembrance of what they once were.


#18

Fucking Meadows.


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