Down at the end of Cyanide Court

Those hardy souls up there in N’Hampsha can deal with anything — with the possible exception of French:

Since she opened her indoor skydiving business in 2006, SkyVenture co-owner Laurie Greer has been coping with an unexpected downside to her location in Nashua.

The business is on a small stretch of pavement off Daniel Webster Highway. Called Poisson Avenue, the roughly 500-foot-long road leads up to the edge of the Merrimack River.

It bears a fitting name, given the geography; “poisson” is the French word for fish. But Greer said people often make a different association, mistaking the street name for “Poison Avenue.”

In other news, there’s an indoor skydiving business in Nashua.

Ward 7 Alderman June Caron and Mayor Donnalee Lozeau are sponsoring legislation on behalf of the business to rename Poisson Avenue. They’re proposing “Adventure Way” as a replacement. Greer said the mayor suggested Adventure Way because it speaks to the type of experiences people have at her business.

I must point out that few experiences are quite as memorable as Poison.

(Via Fark.)


  1. McGehee »

    14 December 2013 · 7:14 am

    If the mayor’s suggestion doesn’t fly, they could rename it Whitesnake Road.

    I just saw on TV there’s a street in metro Cleveland called Chagrin Blvd.

  2. fillyjonk »

    14 December 2013 · 7:23 am

    Why not just translate it? Fish Avenue. Problem solved.

    (There’s a whole subsection of Cleveland called Chagrin Falls. I grew up not too far from there and never thought the name at all odd until now.)

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