Monday, December 14, 2009

Book Rant #20: MD area

I recognize the suburban Maryland area is large and complex. But, two things you should know about our suburbs here. First, Prince George's County is not a suburb, it's a county. People who live here rarely say they live in PG, they would be much more likely to reference the actual town or city they live in. Partly because that's what people do, and partly because it's a huge county and there's a difference between living in University Park or Landover or Forestville or Oxon Hill (to name a few places).
Second, it is Silver Spring. Not Springs. It's not named after the song it's named after an actual spring that had mica in it making it look silver.
(Heh. This kind of proves Lani's point about using fake towns to avoid all the angry mail from locals.)