Tuesday, March 11, 2008


In New York there are several place names that are abbreviated versions of the original name. So you have SoHo which is short for South of Houston Street and TriBeCa which is the triangle below Canal Street. Marketing departments have latched on to this as a trendy way to promote residential developments, so you have SoHa and SoYo (South Harlem and Yonkers respectively).

I think we should use this in the UK. We could have:
  • WeHa - West Ham
  • HaFu - Hammersmith and Fulham
  • NoYoMo - North York Moors
  • YoDa - Yorkshire Dales
  • NoNo - North Norfolk
Of course, anyone who's spent time in Great Yarmouth would agree with that last one.

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