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Articles Tagged 'numbers'

Door Number

America By Numbers

As Brits in the States quickly find out, we are indeed two nations separated by a common language, and when it comes to numbers, there’s plenty of room for confusion too. I was reminded of this during my recent visit home in June, when I struggled to process the phone numbers rattled off on radio […]

Chicago Grid System, II

Getting to Grips with America’s Grid System

When I lived in England, if I had told you my street address, you’d need to be familiar with the town to know where I lived. My house had a number and the avenue had a name, but there were no clues as to its whereabouts. Indeed, if you accidentally forgot the “avenue” part, and […]