Monday, September 11, 2006

Every Who in Whoville

One of the interesting differences between Al Asad and my previous base is that they have chosen to name their housing areas. While Balad had H4 and S4 and other letter-number combinations, the creative folks here have "can cities" such as Rock Ridge, Sandlot, and my own little community of Chuville.

Can is local lingo for the trailers we live in, officially called CHUs (Containerized Housing Units), thus the name of our 'town'. At first I thought the five digit number might be a population figure, but it's really just a "building number", something most people ignore. After all, when you're trying to get directions to the finance office to cash your check, knowing the building number does absolutely nothing to help you find the place.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Is there a railroad being built through Rock Ridge any time soon?