Is Living on a Lane one of Lifeâ€™s High Points?
Friday, 21 August, 2015
Following Lane comes Way and Road, and then Close and Avenue. On average, most adults have moved house 7 times by the age of 40 “ which of these addresses have you lived on? I’ve been a resident of one Green, one Way, one Mews, one Terrace, a Street, and finally a Road, but the theory doesn’t seem to ring true for me. The Mews and Way were most definitely in much loftier and high-falutin locales than the Road and Green.
What does Lane actually mean? What are its origins? The OED defines a Lane as a narrow road, usually in a rural area, which does hark back to the middle class associations. Its etymology is Germanic lanu, meaning narrow hedged-in Lane, despite many of today’s Lanes being nowhere near a hedge! What of the Groves, Crofts and Nooks“ which of these would you rather live on? Does the name of the street matter to you at all? What if it ends with Lane but starts with something open to innuendo e.g. Cockburn Lane?
After speaking to several people, it seems that we do prefer to live somewhere that doesnâ€™t have connotations of squalor and by the same token, we prefer not to live on a street that could be difficult or even embarrassing to say over the telephone, Clito Street, for example. My research also shows that people are swayed by a property that has a name evocative of beautiful surroundings e.g. Cherry Tree Lane, Daisy Nook.
What do you think? Are you put off by an address with derogatory connotations? What if it’s named after a famous footballer e.g. Sir Matt Busby Way, but you’re a Manchester City fan?
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