Do you have a child, or children who never keep quiet?
Do you have a child / children who ask a lot of questions – some good questions or some really dumb questions?
Well in one 3-hour period, a child who may or may not belong to me asked the following questions, of which I only had the answer to one. How amny can you answer without needing to look it up?
“Dad. I have a few Questions”:
Why do they call Boston “Beantown”?
Why do we have a subway station called “Dumbass”?
Why do they call Toronto Police Officers “Coppers”?
Why do they call Toronto “Hogtown?”
Why doesn’t the Queen play at Queen’s Park?
Is there a Queen at Queen station?
Is there a King at King station?
Why is it called College station if there is no college there? and why is it called University if there is no University there?
Why are the police giving parking tickets for parking illegally when they have to park illegally to check the cars? Shouldn’t they have to give themselves a ticket too?
All good questions, and now I’m off to find the answers for all of them except for “Dumb Ass” station / street. Apparently he knew it was called “Dundas” when he yelled “Dumb Ass” station as the subway came to a stop.
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