April 15, 2021 at 8:31 pm #23151Mr TenkModerator
I don’t want to go full speed on this year’s Oiling Festival until Fantasy Faire is over, but there are things that need to get done.
First up: Mr Pearse has attached his new map on my desk with a Crocodile Dundee sized Knife which must mean he wants more street names.
Please come up with some more street names by replying to this thread or on the Discord (Discord replies will be pasted here for record keeping)
Note: the first round of street names, in my opinion, was far to serious with memorializing names of famous engineers. We need more whimsical names for balance.
April 16, 2021 at 12:05 pm #23155Tepic HarlequinParticipant
How about Sizzle Snake Street, for one of the streets between two canals, can just imagine the street filling with snakes during migration…..
April 21, 2021 at 2:14 pm #23159
April 24, 2021 at 9:24 am #23163
Need one in Quarry Hill called All Your Ducks In A Row.
May 15, 2021 at 4:59 pm #23179ReyzadrenParticipant
Aeshaeirs External Signatory
May 15, 2021 at 5:29 pm #23180Vic MorningtonParticipant
A “Close”, or “Wynd” is old scots for a small lane or small street between two buildings…
Rookit Close (Rookit = no money)
Smiddy Wynd (Smiddy = slang for Blacksmiths)
Heckling Wynd (nope, not that type of heckling, old slang for a flax spinner)
May 16, 2021 at 4:04 am #23184
Beq has suggested that the street between Upper Riemann Street leading to the Voom Electric Trust as “Electric Avenue”.
I have made an executive cartographic decision and added it in. Don’t care if you disagree it’s staying.
May 16, 2021 at 4:31 pm #23185Beq JanusParticipant
Thank you Edward.
I was further musing over some of the street names for Edward’s map (hmm perhaps Mews-ing is a better term).
There is an alleyway that runs along the border of palisades and academy, between my Horta property and Victor’s Hotel.
It seems to me that an alleyway that sits down the side of a hotel and emerges on one side towards the high wall of the city would be suited to many unsavoury transactions.
Prostitution: Of course nothing like that happens in New Babbage and as we are upstanding victorian-ish types, so we would never accept vulgar historically popular terms such as “Gropecunt alley”. The common 19th century replacement in the UK was Lover’s lane but that is so bland it leaves much to be desired. We can do better. We can easily go with a lazy blame the ladies option along the lines of “slattern alley”, but how about switching the roles around? A nod to the drunken “client” who may end up rather the poorer than he expected “Jacktar’s folly”. Or there’s a rather nice late 19th-century term “Gal sneaker” referring to a seducer of young ladies, “Galsneaker Alley” has a nice ring. A close relative of that term relates more to the “pimp” side of the equation, and has a somewhat Scottish ring to it, “Macdaddy passage”.
Alternatively, there’s Smuggling: Not that there is anything smuggled, or in any sense, not 100% paid for and legitimate in Mr Mornington’s establishment. But perhaps we might consider those that move by night, in the shadow of the watch, “Gentleman’s pass” fits well with Kipling’s poem, or perhaps, an allusion to the illicit alcohol production “moonlight passage”, though given that the hotel bar is known as a “watering hole” not only for the provision of drink, perhaps “Grog’s end” is more fitting.
June 17, 2021 at 7:22 am #23256
July 12, 2021 at 9:30 am #23263
Inworld version is available at the Palisade Station and at the New Babbage Geographical Society in Clockwork Close.
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