too much typing—since 2003

8.11.2008

It was the failed Glenn Miller follow-up

In a misguided attempt to give its mapping function a bit more precision, Flickr has dragged out placenames last heard when operators plugging patch cords into a bank of bays used full names for exchanges ("Morgandale 7-8220? One moment, ma'am..."). I mean, yes: people do refer to "Bay View"...but Fernwood? Morgandale? Town of Lake? (Also: if it's anything, it's "Yankee Hill" not "Vankee Hill"...damned scanners!)

Also amusing to find out that about a mile offshore (a photo I shot on the Lake Express ferry) is "St. Francis." Always thought that burb was all wet...

1 comment:

Flasshe said...

That's bizarre. I guess I live in "Rooney Valley". Who knew?