ELI5: What's the difference between an Ave, Rd, St, Ln, Dr, Way, Pl, Blvd etc. and how is it decided which road is what?
Everything I found here is either rephrased from an urban planning textbook, wikipedia, or googles define function, I never claimed to be an expert on anything, what I gave here is essentially the most common occuring definition I could find, but many are used interchangeably, how a word is used in vernacular does not change an accepted definition.
A road has no special qualifiers. It connects point a to point b. A street connects buildings together, usually in a city, usually east to west, opposite of avenue. An avenue runs north south. Avenues and streets may be used interchangeably for directions, usually has median A boulevard is a street with trees down the middle or on both sides A lane is a narrow street usually lacking a median. A drive is a private, winding road A way is a small out of the way road a court usually ends in a cul de sac or similar little loop a plaza or square is usually a wide open space, but in modern definitons, one of the above probably fits better for a plaza as a road. a terrace is a raised flat area around a building. When used for a road it probably better fits one of the above. uk, a close is similar to a court, a short road serving a few houses, may have cul de sac run is usually located near a stream or other small body of water place is similar to a court, or close, usually a short skinny dead end road, with or without cul de sac, sometimes p shaped bay is a small road where both ends link to the same connecting road crescent is a windy s like shape, or just a crescent shape, for the record, above definition of bay was also given to me for crescent a trail is usually in or near a wooded area mews is an old british way of saying row of stables, more modernly seperate houses surrounding a courtyard a highway is a major public road, usually connecting multiple cities a motorway is similar to a highway, with the term more common in New Zealand, the UK, and Austrailia, no stopping, no pedestrian or animal traffic allowed an interstate is a highway system connecting usually connecting multiple states, although some exist with no connections a turnpike is part of a highway, and usully has a toll, often located close to a city or commercial are a freeway is part of a highway with 2 or more lanes on each side, no tolls, sometimes termed expressway, no intersections or cross streets. a parkway is a major public road, usually decorated, sometimes part of a highway, has traffic lights. a causeway combines roads and bridges, usually to cross a body of water circuit and speedway are used interchangeably, usually refers to a racing course, practically probably something above. as the name implies, garden is usually a well decorated small road, but probably better fits an above a view is usually on a raised area of land, a hill or something similar. byway is a minor road, usually a bit out of the way and not following main roads. a cove is a narrow road, can be sheltered, usually near a larger body of water or mountains a row is a street with a continuous line of close together houses on one or both sides, usually serving a specific function like a frat a beltway is a highway surrounding an urban area quay is a concrete platform running along water crossing is where two roads meet alley a narrow path or road between buildings, sometimes connects streets, not always driveable point usually dead ends at a hill pike usually a toll road esplanade long open, level area, usually a walking path near the ocean square open area where multiple streets meet, guess how its usually shaped. landing usually near a dock or port, historically where boats drop goods. walk historically a walking path or sidewalk, probably became a road later in its history grove thickly sheltered by trees copse a small grove driveway almost always private, short, leading to a single residence or a few related ones laneway uncommon, usually down a country road, itself a public road leading to multiple private driveways. trace beaten path circle usually circles around an area, but sometimes is like a “square”, an open place intersected by multiple roads. channel usually near a water channel, the water itself connecting two larger bodies of water, grange historically would have been a farmhouse or collection of houses on a farm, the road probably runs through what used to be a farm park originally meaning an enclosed space, came to refer to an enclosed area of nature in a city, usually a well decorated road. mill probably near an old flour mill or other mill. spur similar to a byway, a smaller road branching off from a major road. bypass passes around a populated area to divert traffic roundabout or traffic circle circle around a traffic island with multiple connecting routes, a roundabout is usually smaller, with less room for crossing and passing, and safer wynd a narrow lane between houses, similar to an alley, more common in UK drive shortened form of driveway, not a driveway itself, usually in a neighborhood, connects several houses parade wider than average road historically used as a parade ground. terrace more common in uk, a row of houses. chase on land historically used as private hunting grounds. branch divides a road or area into multiple subdivisions.
These arent hard and fast rules. Most cities and such redefine them their own way about what road can be called what.
Why you drive on a parkway and park on a driveway parkway originally referred to the decorations along that particular road, not the state of the cars on it, its similarities to a park being obvious. driveways were orignally much longer than they are now, so you actually would drive on them.
“Archie and I decided that it would be best to move before the baby arrived. The old home only had 1 bedroom and with the baby coming, it’d be more cramped than it already is. With some miracle I found a beautiful home with plenty of space for all of us. It’s old and needs some fixing but, it’s nothing we can’t handle.”
Okay! I’m moved out and into my own apartment now. Me and @ask-ghostly-mist are now fully fledged adults, more or less, and our internet just got hooked up. So while I attempt to find my tablet in the mess of shit piled into boxes, please enjoy this picture I randomly pulled up from my downloads.
During the regular season, I made a post counting down my favorite moments. I figure now that the postseason is unfortunately long over, it’s time to do the same with the playoffs. It’s been awhile, so hopefully this is still relevant, but admittedly it’s taken me awhile to recover enough to make this. So I give you my top moments of the postseason.
You all know I love Oshbabe so perhaps this one has a little bias. I love the spark and energy that he brings to the game, and I thought these goals of his were worth including, as they were pretty sweet.
Nicklas Backstrom was arguably the best Caps player during the playoffs. We may have faltered at the end, but Nicky came to play. In celebration of Nicky, I’ve picked some of his best goals from the playoffs. I also picked a wonderful screencap, which I enjoy cause it kind of looks like he’s astral projecting.
Burky was a little late to the goal-scoring party in the playoffs, but man did he pick a good time to score them all. And they were all beautiful?? A toe drag and two unassisted beauties?? Amazing. He’s so talented and really coming into his own. And do you want to hear something that will definitely make you cry? Burky scored both the very first and the very last goal of the Caps’ season.
Laying a big hit on Malkin? You’d have to be a fool. Luckily John Carlson was feeling foolhardy. To prevent Malkin from getting a good scoring chance in the Caps zone, Carly laid a crunching hit on Geno which resulted in him losing the puck and Ovechkin very quickly scoring. I love my foolhardy beanie son.
8. Holtby’s series-saving saves in Game 5 (Rd 2 Game 5 vs PIT) (x)(x)
We were down 3-1 in the series, and it was looking like the Caps were down and out. Enter Braden Holtby. After a bit of shaky play in the series, it was clear the Holtbeast was activated. In the third period, Holtby made a flurry of important, crucial, jaw-dropping saves. After those saves, the Caps came back and won that game. Some people might have glossed over it, but to me it was clear that those saves saved the series and the season for the Caps. (Additionally, I can’t find video of as many saves as I want, but those ones are the best of them)
There we were, down 2-0 and stuck in fucking Pittsburgh. We’d blown a two-goal lead in the last minute of the fucking game and things were taking a turn for the worse. However, we got a fortunate power play and Shatty just decided to end it right there and then. Let the poop jokes begin. Honestly I felt much more relief than joy after this goal.
Mr. Game 7 showed up in Game 5 when we needed him most that series. Second line is best line, especially in overtime. After a faceoff win and a strong Niskanen drive all the way down the ice, Kuzy got the puck from Mojo and slid it to a wide-open Williams in front, who stashed it home to give the Caps a 3-2 series lead.
Tom Wilson, one-man wrecking crew. The Toronto boy decided to make Toronto feel his wrath. In the first period the puck squirted out behind Holtby and Wilson dove into the crease to send it away with his stick. Later on the same shift, Willy redirected a feed from Eller to score a goal. And later in the period, he had a 2-on-1 with Burky and dished it into the net like an All-Star. If the entirety of the playoffs were just that one series, Willy would be my Conn Symthe winner. He was a man on a mission against Toronto.
Kuzy’s most infamous celly possibly ever. He scored off a great pass by Nisky into an open net to tie the game at two in the third, and then proceeded to do the celly heard round the world: the bird celly. God I love Kuzy, he’s so extra and just has so much fun. Fuck all the critics, this is how the game is supposed to be played.
I can say with absolute conviction that hockey had never made me cry tears of joy until this moment. I’d felt elation, and I’d certainly cried out of sadness or frustration, but the only time I’ve ever cried of hockey happiness is when Marcus Johansson shoveled in that puck in overtime to seal round one. Honestly it was probably the last truly happy moment of the season lol. I love and appreciate Marcus Johansson with all my heart.
It’s the last thing a goalie wants to see: Mitch Marner on a breakaway. A lesser goalie would have sat tight in the net and just prayed the goal wouldn’t look so bad on all the highlight reels. But Braden Holtby, with nerves of steel, said “Hold my beer,” winked at Grubi on the bench, and raced out to the blueline to make a sliding poke check on Marner’s breakaway. And thank goodness it worked, else it would have been an easy goal. All hail the Holtbeast.
The first big moment of the postseason was the best one. In overtime, nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition Tom Wilson. Trotz put out the lunch pail line, and Wilson kept the puck in the zone and flung it at the net, resulting in complete euphoria and a series lead for the Caps. The Toronto native scored his first ever playoff goal, and I have never been more proud of Willy Baby than I was during this series.
The playoffs didn’t end the way we wanted them to. But that doesn’t mean we can’t look back at the good moments it brought us. There’s so much uncertainty ahead, and our team is going to look a lot different next year. But I want to thank the 2016-17 Washington Capitals for being so much fun to watch and holding a special place in my heart. Thanks for everything.
I don’t apologize for anyone having Spooky Scary Skeletons stuck in their head after 2.5 hours of it. We all suffered.
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1. Pone most excited for pumpkin spice. 2. AJ and RD in one of those two-person horse costumes. 3. Filly Twilight dressed up as Celestia 4. Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon dressed up in a human costume. 5. RD and AJ as Ketchup and Mustard messin’ with their girlfriend, Sunset Shimmer.