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Old 01-08-2014, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Absolute hell. Like the neighborhoods in Edward Scissorhands. The houses all look the same, no unique characteristics at all. You HAVE to own a car. You drive through miles of houses to get anywhere. Cookiecutter, bland, boring, burbs.
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Old 01-08-2014, 12:39 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Absolute hell. Like the neighborhoods in Edward Scissorhands. The houses all look the same, no unique characteristics at all. You HAVE to own a car. You drive through miles of houses to get anywhere. Cookiecutter, bland, boring, burbs.
By that definition, there are very few burbs in the US.
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Old 01-08-2014, 01:45 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Absolute hell. Like the neighborhoods in Edward Scissorhands. The houses all look the same, no unique characteristics at all. You HAVE to own a car. You drive through miles of houses to get anywhere. Cookiecutter, bland, boring, burbs.
That definition reminds me of the burb I grew up in from the mid 60s to mid 70s.
https://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF-...ed=0CC8QxB0wAA
All the houses were built as either the 3 bedroom or 4 bedroom version of essentially the same plan by the same builder. The only options were minor ones to the facade, rooflines and whether or not the kitchen and family room were separated by a wall or open to each other. They are all definitely recognizable as essentially the same house.
For about 900K to a Million, you too can own one of these cookie cutter jewels.
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Old 01-08-2014, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Florida
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That definition reminds me of the burb I grew up in from the mid 60s to mid 70s.
https://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF-...ed=0CC8QxB0wAA
All the houses were built as either the 3 bedroom or 4 bedroom version of essentially the same plan by the same builder. The only options were minor ones to the facade, rooflines and whether or not the kitchen and family room were separated by a wall or open to each other. They are all definitely recognizable as essentially the same house.
For about 900K to a Million, you too can own one of these cookie cutter jewels.
Good god, thats what they look like here in Jax, but not anywhere close to that large! Its sad when weve created a giant scar in the Earth thats visible from space....
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Old 01-08-2014, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Richmond/Philadelphia/Brooklyn
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Sure I do. I was just posing the questions to someone who thinks that city and suburbs can be determined by the type of housing. Whether you live in a city or suburb is determined by the city limits.
We're not necessarily talking in term s of locality here
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Old 01-08-2014, 04:37 PM
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We're not necessarily talking in term s of locality here
"Form" is not the only issue.
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Old 01-08-2014, 04:50 PM
 
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"Form" is not the only issue.
You realize that "suburb" and "suburban" have different meanings, right?
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Old 01-08-2014, 04:58 PM
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You realize that "suburb" and "suburban" have different meanings, right?
They have the same root. They refer to the same things. Suburban pertains to the suburbs.
list -an (-ian) relating to, belonging to Italian, urban, African
https://www.learnthat.org/pages/view/suffix.html

So "suburban" means relating to or belonging to the suburbs.

PS: We've played this game before! I had my answer at the ready!

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Old 01-08-2014, 05:05 PM
 
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They have the same root. They refer to the same things. Suburban pertains to the suburbs.
list -an (-ian) relating to, belonging to Italian, urban, African
https://www.learnthat.org/pages/view/suffix.html

So "suburban" means relating to or belonging to the suburbs.
could it be that two different words that share the same root have different meanings? Is it possible?

Could a word have alternate definitions?

Is it just possible that "suburban" could be used as "of, relating to, or characteristic of a suburb?" Or "Of, relating to, or characteristic of the culture, customs, and manners of typical life in the suburbs?"

Or is this mind blowing concept beyond the grasp of your imagination?
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Old 01-08-2014, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I think all three definitions are legitimate but because of the historical and topographical differences of US cities, no single definition fits all.
You mean ... Suburbs aren't all alike????
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That definition reminds me of the burb I grew up in from the mid 60s to mid 70s.
One of my cousins lives a few blocks away. Very pleasant neighborhood.
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