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Old 10-23-2012, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Stone Oak
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I was scouting Google Maps for funny names here in Stone Oak and it appears that the Las Lomas subdivision has a near monopoly on them. There is La Falda which is literally "The Skirt". La Garganta which is "The Throat" and El Suelo Bueno which is "The Good Floor". I'm not kidding, look it up. It appears someone at the street naming office was having an uninspired day and just started looking at her clothing, body parts and around the office. I suppose it could also have been a lonely male thinking of a female. Let us hope he finds a mate, lest we see a street named "Los Senos". I'll leave it up to the reader to find that translation.
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:26 AM
 
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I was scouting Google Maps for funny names here in Stone Oak and it appears that the Las Lomas subdivision has a near monopoly on them. There is La Falda which is literally "The Skirt". La Garganta which is "The Throat" and El Suelo Bueno which is "The Good Floor". I'm not kidding, look it up. It appears someone at the street naming office was having an uninspired day and just started looking at her clothing, body parts and around the office. I suppose it could also have been a lonely male thinking of a female. Let us hope he finds a mate, lest we see a street named "Los Senos". I'll leave it up to the reader to find that translation.
El Suelo Bueno is better translated as The Good Ground.

Floor
would be piso. Suelo has to do with the ground or dirt.

Also most street names are chosen by the developers of the subdivision.
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:18 AM
 
Location: East Terrell Hills
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Spent Wing - this street is off Blanco on the way to Churchill High.
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:28 AM
 
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I also thought suelo and piso meant floor.

I suspect the lonely namer of The Skirt, The Throat and El Suelo Bueno what probably thinking more of floor and had his mind on something else....lol.
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:02 PM
 
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There is a "Mystery".

Always liked that name.
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:09 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX (78201)
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Huisache

that ones just weird looking/sounding

(pronounced Wee-sech)
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:54 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Huisache

that ones just weird looking/sounding

(pronounced Wee-sech)
Huisache is a tree/shrub native to the area. Maybe that street originally had a lot of those trees.
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:32 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX (78201)
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Oh! Cool!
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:57 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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In deep south Bexar County, in Sandy Oaks VFD response area is a subdivision the story goes that the
property owner had a strict deadline to produce road names when he established subdivision plats.

Rumor is is that at 4:59 pm the filing was made. The two streets are "Talisto" (ta listo) translated: it's ready
and "Nico-Tyme" as in 'in the nick of time.'
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:59 AM
 
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Huisache

that ones just weird looking/sounding

(pronounced Wee-sech)
That is not how you pronounce Huisache in either Spanish or English (since it can be found in both dictionaries) but I suppose residents in that area have their own way?
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