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184 What do you call the grass strip between the road and the sidewalk? (Words frequently sought - alt.usage.english)




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This article is from the alt.usage.english FAQ, by Mark Israel misrael@scripps.edu with numerous contributions by others.

184 What do you call the grass strip between the road and the sidewalk? (Words frequently sought - alt.usage.english)


This varies regionally. Terms include "verge" (U.K.); "nature
strip" (south Australia); "berm" (New Zealand); "parkway" and
"planting strip" (western U.S.); "parking strip", "parking", "tree
belt", "tree lawn", "lawn strip", "devil strip", "boulevard", and
"terrace" (all eastern U.S.); "city strip" and "boulevard strip"
(both Canada); and "long acre" (rural Ireland and elsewhere). Most
of these terms have other meanings also.

 

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