Last week, a blogger for the popular hunting magazine Field and Stream took issue with Coon Hunt Court residents who were working to have their street name changed.
"Some residents on a certain street in Columbia, Md. are foolishly trying to change the name of their street from one of the coolest names ever, to one of those boring, generic, over-used, whitebread subdivision street names that have zero sense of real place," wrote Field and Stream blogger Chad Love.
He went on to quote a news story about the residents' efforts and then wrote the following:
Are you kidding? Coon Hunt Court? That's a real street name, and they're actually trying to get it changed to... April Wind Circle? That's not a street name: that's the setting for a feminine hygiene product television commercial.
On Thursday, the residents prevailed. The street name, which was , to April Wind Court by the Howard County Planning Board.
Many of the streets in the area around Coon Hunt Court were named after Andrew Wyeth paintings, however, Wyeth didn't have a painting with "coon hunt" in it. However, he did have a painting called the "Coot Hunter," which one was why the street name existed (perhaps due to a transcriber's error.) A coot is a medium-sized waterfowl.
Field and Stream, which boasts a circulation of over 1 million, describes itself as the world's #1 sportmen's magazine and the world's leading outdoor website, according to their website.
What do you think of the blogger's comments, appropriate or offensive?