Accountancy street names?

Did Birmingham Council miss a great opportunity to glorify the accountancy profession?

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Birmingham City Council has been accused of virtue signalling after it gave six new streets 'woke' names. England's biggest council called the roads in Perry Barr: Diversity Grove, Equality Road, Destiny Road, Inspire Avenue, Respect Way and Humanity Close.

Wouldn't it be great if a new estate were built and the roads were named after inspirational accountancy terms and er, figures, such as:

  • Debit Street
  • Credit Avenue
  • Depreciation Road
  • Journal Lane

The nearby Wetherspoons could be called "The Beancounter" (don't tell me, there is one already)

 

 

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Slim
By Slim
09th Dec 2020 17:57

Double entry avenue

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By ireallyshouldknowthisbut
09th Dec 2020 18:23

Are you suggesting the proles wont understand if its called Pacioli Avenue?

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John Toon
By John Toon
09th Dec 2020 19:41

It wouldn't work if it was a one way street...

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By Arthur Putey
10th Dec 2020 08:37

like the idea of a No Double Entry sign!

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Slim
By Slim
09th Dec 2020 18:02

HMRC’s office will be located on Bullshit Boulevard

Local hotel will be called Spreadsheets.

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By Arthur Putey
09th Dec 2020 18:29

of course all the postcodes will be the same BX9 1AS

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the sea otter
By memyself-eye
09th Dec 2020 18:22

Perry Barr is just up the road from Newtown. It ain't 'new' and it isn't a town. What Newtown is, is:
Murder alley
Drive by (shooting) close
knifing street
and gun you down cul-de-sac

Accountants should steer clear.......
because depreciation is the better part of value.

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By DJKL
16th Dec 2020 13:05

What The New Town is, is a one way bet to capital appreciation. The fact is they just don't build them like they did. (New Town to distinguish it from the Old Town between the Castle and Holyrood.)

Here is a picture including where my father's firm had their offices at number 27.

https://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/vr-splice-j/02/04/9a/4c.jpg

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
09th Dec 2020 18:40

Arthur Putey wrote:

England's biggest council called the roads in Perry Barr: Diversity Grove, Equality Road, Destiny Road, Inspire Avenue, Respect Way and Humanity Close.


Hmmm Carjack Way, Mugging Close, Knee-in-the-Groin Road. They've certainly painted a flowery picture.

I had a friend from Perry Bar who once confided in me that, if he had three wishes, he'd want to be white, uptight and out of sight! Came to a sad end.

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By Paul Crowley
09th Dec 2020 20:14

The Genie granted his wish
But I am just stringing this out

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
10th Dec 2020 10:29

Turned him into a tampon :)

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By Paul Crowley
09th Dec 2020 20:11

Get woke go broke
Common Americanism
Watch the council overspend

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By Justin Bryant
10th Dec 2020 08:50

Penny (pinching) lane.

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
10th Dec 2020 10:36

And in honour of Aweb:
Tallulah's Row and John's Way.

We could call our ring road Personality Bypass.

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By Arthur Putey
10th Dec 2020 08:53

There is a Frank Wood Way in Montrose.

On the subject of renaming, following the trouble with the Colston statue a school voted to change its name to Montpelier High School. According to wikipedia, the Montpelier area of Bristol was "carved" by French prisoners of war (POWs) from the Napoleonic conflicts.

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By Tax Dragon
10th Dec 2020 09:36

Careful, Arthur, you're in danger of bringing a serious note into a light-hearted thread.... or are you after the anti-comedy award?! (You could be the first person ever to win both!)

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By Arthur Putey
10th Dec 2020 11:16

Maybe a halfway house would be to have a sub-category for irony (in this case would have to nominate the unwitting pupils of the school who chose the new name)

Speaking of houses, accountancy house names anyone?

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
10th Dec 2020 12:53

Arthur Putey wrote:

Speaking of houses, accountancy house names anyone?

Inoffensive Manor?

I want to say Justin Cottages, except that might get me a stripe for outing him.

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By puzzel
10th Dec 2020 13:39

Counting House in Wakefield

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By DJKL
16th Dec 2020 13:09

Dun Spending
Profit Hall (if one drops one's aitches)
Truefair Manor

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By AndyC555
10th Dec 2020 11:30

Being from there, I know that the majority opinion of the renaming of all things to do with Colston is against it. The entertainments venue the Colston Hall is always going to be known as that whatever name the 'Woken SS" give it. ("The Hall Formerly Known as Colston" was one suggestion put forward and rejected). Anyone wanting to locate the venue, it's on Colston Street opposite Colston Towers.

Meanwhile there's a petition to replace Colston's statue in the city centre with one of Dave Prowse, (aka The Green Cross Code Man and Darth Vader) who was a Bristolian. Won't happen of course, it'll be replaced by some PC 'warrior' no one has heard of.

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By Arthur Putey
10th Dec 2020 13:05

Dave Prowse might be tenuously appropriate due to Darth Vader having once been a slave, however he also used the stage name "Jack the Ripper" (he ripped up phone books).

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By legerman
17th Dec 2020 14:29

AndyC555 wrote:

Being from there, I know that the majority opinion of the renaming of all things to do with Colston is against it. The entertainments venue the Colston Hall is always going to be known as that whatever name the 'Woken SS" give it. ("The Hall Formerly Known as Colston" was one suggestion put forward and rejected). Anyone wanting to locate the venue, it's on Colston Street opposite Colston Towers.

I was a massive fan of Sheena Easton and saw her in concert there back in the early 80's. (Dennis Waterman was also on the bill)

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By The Dullard
10th Dec 2020 09:35

Have they collected all the bins yet?

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By AndyC555
10th Dec 2020 11:18

Why not one in honour of the police?

Letsbe Avenue

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By puzzel
10th Dec 2020 13:07

Been there, a long way from the UK though.

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By John Hextall
16th Dec 2020 12:54

That really is the address of the South Yorkshire Police (at least on Google Maps).

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By JPK
10th Dec 2020 14:16

ACCAcia Avenue?

*gets coat*

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By Arthur Putey
10th Dec 2020 14:57

Interesting to note that "ACCA" is now frequently used in the gambling world as shorthand for an accumulator bet. If only there were accounting related events you could bet on ....

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By JPK
10th Dec 2020 15:15

Grant Thornton/KPMG/PWC ballsing up an audit?

You'd only get evens at best though.

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By Ian Bee
11th Dec 2020 10:36

There's an old story (possibly apocryphal) concerning one of the predecessors to the current firm of PwC, called Cooper Brothers. Apologies to old hands who will know it as it used to be repeated on initiation days at the other firms.

Cooper Brothers' office was in a street in the City called Gutter Lane, which is still there, off Cheapside.

The partners did not like the association with the address and wrote to the City authorities asking if the name of the street could be changed to Cooper Street. The City wrote back and understood the concerns but suggested instead that the firm changed their name to Gutter Brothers.

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By DJKL
16th Dec 2020 13:13

Obviously the later addition of Lybrand did not faze them.

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