To S or not to S? Around Town, posted by Tango, a resident of the Vineyard Avenue neighborhood, on Jun 30, 2010 at 10:11 am
For years I have listened to people put S on the names of St. Mary St. and St. John St, Of course if they looked at the street signs they would know there is no S on the end of either. Now we have Ruby Hill. So now people are noticing that a street sign says Ruby HillS. I guess we have nothing better to do than complain about the Sssss.
Posted by get rich quick, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jun 30, 2010 at 10:29 am
Well, we must take care of our faux-rich real estate mogals ... I mean when one of the 1900 Grand Dames (Rothchild or someone like that) ran a red light in her exclusive housing district, here response was: "Those aren't for US, those are for the little people."
Posted by maja7, a resident of the Vintage Hills Elementary School neighborhood, on Jun 30, 2010 at 10:33 am
Tango, Don't know if you are referring to my pointing out in another posting the inconsistency in the signage for Ruby Hill or not? I was, by the way, (I thought) coming to someone's defense and explaining why there may be some confusion. That's what I get for trying to help out, I guess.
I think you and I have something in common. I, too, am bothered by people mispronouncing street names, like Kolln or Bernal, for example. But, for me, a 3rd Generation Pleasanton native, it is one way for me to tell who's new in town and not a native/local!
Not everything discussed here has to be earth-shattering, does it?
Posted by tyu, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jul 1, 2010 at 7:36 am
I love it when Ruby Hill(s) people complain when people add the S. It's nice for me to imagen a life where that's a concern. Not everything discussed here has to be the most important possible subject, matter of fact this is a better forum for the trivial, but lets all just smile and say, "It must be nice."
Posted by tango, a resident of the Vineyard Avenue neighborhood, on Jul 1, 2010 at 2:56 pm
Maja 7 I was sorry to read that you thought I was making fun of you pointing out the Ruby Hill(s) sign. The point I was trying to make is that we should say what we read and if it is wrong then it should be made correct. I have a last name that is also a famous persons last name. This person tried to get the press to pronounce it correctly but they didn't get the hint so this person gave up. I still hear an a in my name when it is really an e and pronounced as an e.
Posted by maja7, a member of the Vintage Hills Elementary School community, on Jul 2, 2010 at 11:19 am
Tango, Thanks for clearing that up! I, too, have a last name that is constantly mispronounced, even though I think it's pretty straight-forward. I think it's just a byproduct of parents 'creatively' spelling children's first name. Everybody wants to be unique, thesedays.