Monday, 10 November 2014

What is the Name of This Street?

We have blogged about this little dead end before.

However, I was looking at the cadastral map for Preuilly, and noticed there was punctuation shown on the maps on the new cadastre37 website run by the conseil générale of Indre et Loire.
When I came to writing this blog post I went to the French national government cadastral maps in error - and noticed that the punctuation is different.
 So - what IS the lane called?

Simon

8 comments:

Tim said...

It is not a Ha-ha unless it finishes at a sudden drop...
it certainly isn't a !Ha !Ha....
so it must be a He,he...
or a Ho... Ho!

And should be decorated accordingly at Christmas!!

Simon said...

The lane runs along the bottom of the ha-ha - the ground level of the northern side is about 3 metres higher than on the southern side.

Liselle said...

You are doing it again...

chm said...

In my opinion, the right spelling is on the last photo, unless there is another meaning that has been lost through the ages. Maybe it's what people said after hearing the prêche.

Tim said...

So the impasse is correctly named on the Preuilly wall... shurely?

Simon said...

Tim - not enough punctuation for my tastes. I would have a combination of all 3: Impasse du !Ha!-!Ha!

chm said...

These two links explain everything:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ha-ha
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ha-ha

Pollygarter said...

It's in Wikipedia so it must be true.

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