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What’s in a name? Steve Irwin Avenue

By Rogue - 20 May 2011 24

Just thought I would share this information seeing as how I’ve been eagerly awaiting it.  Myself and the other half picked up a block in Wright nearly 12 months ago, and have just discovered the “Theme” for the names of streets in the suburbs – an interesting mix of Butterflies, Poets and Environmentalists. 

Canberra is finally getting its very own “STEVE IRWIN AVENUE”

Crikey!

http://www.legislation.act.gov.au/di/2011-85/current/pdf/2011-85.pdf

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24 Responses to
What’s in a name? Steve Irwin Avenue
Stevian 12:47 pm 21 May 11

LSWCHP said :

Am I the only person in the country who thinks Mr Irwin was an irritating tosser and one of the most annoying blokes ever to appear on TV?

I agree 100%

screaming banshee 11:48 am 21 May 11

Mr Evil said :

What comes next: Steven Segal Avenue or Chuck Norris Place?

You’re mistaken, it wont be a place, or a street, or a circuit….it will just be Chuck Norris as in ‘I live at 53 Chuck Norris’

PBO 10:31 am 21 May 11

If we go down that path then i vote for Alby Mangels Avenue.

Mr Evil 10:09 am 21 May 11

What comes next: Steven Segal Avenue or Chuck Norris Place?

Overheard 9:49 am 21 May 11

“Full names” is the phrase you’re looking for.

“Double barrel names” typically (not always) have a hyphen, e.g. Kingsford-Smith

And while Irwin may have been a tosser (and I wasn’t a fan), everyone does tend to remember him. The only performance of his I rated was on ‘Enough Rope’ with Andrew Denton. Quite illuminating about his eco-credentials.

Deref 8:12 am 21 May 11

If we’re naming streets after television personalities, I want to live in Norman Gunston Avenue.

Ryan 10:40 pm 20 May 11

Presumably your block wasn’t on Steve Irwin Avenue then, Rogue?

Jethro said :

Why does Canberra feel the need to have these double-barrel names?

I don’t like the double-barrel names either – presumably its so they can easily commemorate two people who happen to share the same surname, as opposed to using just the surname in one instance, and the whole name in others?

bd84 9:54 pm 20 May 11

You have got to be kidding, that is just ridiculous. Why on earth would they name a street after a 3rd rate american celebrity who died being a moron? He was in no way a proper environmentailist. I’m surprised they didn’t slip “Jon Stanhope Place” into the list (it’s as close as you can get to Stanhopeless..), he would be just as worthy.

On a side note I wish they would stop using people’s full names for street names, there is no need for it and it just causes confusion. Last names will do.

LSWCHP 8:40 pm 20 May 11

Am I the only person in the country who thinks Mr Irwin was an irritating tosser and one of the most annoying blokes ever to appear on TV?

Having watched (with gritted teeth) a couple of his TV shows, I wasn’t surprised by his death, just the manner of it. I was certain he’d be eaten by a croc or bitten by a snake, so the the stingray method of departure struck me as being quite innovative.

Crikey!!!! Who’d’a thunk it??

Jethro 7:36 pm 20 May 11

Solidarity said :

The more double-barrel street names you have, the poorer your suburb.

Not sure whether your comment about wealth is true or not (never really thought about it), but am with you on looking down on double-barrel street names. Why not just Irwin Avenue? Why does Canberra feel the need to have these double-barrel names?

Pommy bastard 7:10 pm 20 May 11

How about a “Mick Taylor Close”?

dannybear 6:58 pm 20 May 11

I always wanted to live on sweet place in chisholm…then I realised it was chisholm..

Gerry-Built 5:26 pm 20 May 11

[LIKE]

Solidarity 4:57 pm 20 May 11

The more double-barrel street names you have, the poorer your suburb.

shirty_bear 4:23 pm 20 May 11

On the upside, at least my kids will be able to afford a house on that street.

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