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April 19, 2019

HENCEFORTH IT WILL BE KNOWN AS ‘SWASTIKA WOODS’

Cherry Hills Village residents change name of ‘Swastika Acres’ subdivision

(Thanks to Jim Kenaston)

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I think this place is right next to Spanish Inquisition Acres.

The town of Swastika, Ontario still exists, despite attempts by the provincial government during World War II to change it to Winston. They did, however, change the pronunciation to accent the middle syllable.

Suddenly growing old with y'all at Geezer Acres doesn't seem so bad.

By the way, the rain here at "Swastika Woods" really picked up within the past few hours, though the blitzkrieg-like conditions seem to have run their course.

Many years ago, a New England community addressed a letter to the U.S.Department of the Interior expressing a recently discovered discomfort with the name of Mount Niggernose.

After a suitable interval, they received a reply:

"Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. Time change, and we must adapt. The geographical feature has been renamed. Henceforth it shall be known as Mount Negronose."

The owners of the old Swastika development, The Mengele Trust, went on record approving the name change "For various reasons."

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