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Old 02-06-2015, 02:07 PM
 
Location: The South
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In the south, we call a lawn that has no grass (a sandy lawn) a "swept lawn." That's because the sand is swept with a broom every few days, and the weeds are pulled up when they show up, leaving a clean sandy expanse of lawn.

I have no idea what a tree lawn is though!
That would be a broom made of dogwood limbs. That is what my Mama used. Had to be dogwood.
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Old 02-06-2015, 11:59 PM
 
Location: Cleveland
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What are the one or two cities? We call it a tree lawn where I live.
Where do you live?
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Old 02-07-2015, 01:19 PM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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It's called a parkway here.
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Old 02-07-2015, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Austin
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I've never heard of "tree lawn" before this thread.
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Old 02-07-2015, 06:52 PM
 
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I've never heard of "tree lawn" before this thread.

Word.

I don't remember calling it anything. If we did it was "That lil strip of grass between the curb and the sidewalk that's hard to mow."
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Old 02-07-2015, 07:59 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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I've never heard that term before. It was just 'that little patch of grass' on the sidewalk.
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Old 02-07-2015, 09:32 PM
 
Location: USA
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Or simply "the grass between the sidewalk and the street"
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Old 02-07-2015, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Are there any other words that you know that are only used in one or two cities?
To answer the OP's question:

I think St. Louis is the only city that uses the term "Depressed Lanes" to refer to the parallel access lanes running next to elevated lanes of freeways.

New Orleans is the only place where Downtown is north and Uptown is south of the main business street, which goes east toward the West Bank ferry. The oddity arising from the fact that at that point, the Mississippi River flows north.

In Milwaukee, a public drinking fountain is a Bubbler.
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Old 02-07-2015, 09:55 PM
 
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Never heard of a "tree lawn."

And here, a "parkway" is a highway. It's actually THE Parkway.
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Old 02-07-2015, 10:55 PM
 
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New Orleans uses 'neutral ground' instead of median. And some call the sidewalk in the French Quarter the 'banquette' (sp?).
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