“the usual obscure nomenclature of the suburbs”

I know someone who lives on Nightmist Court, which you get to from Copper Sky Lane, but don’t turn on Enchanted Meadow Lane!  I’ve never seen any night mist, a copper sky, and certainly not an Enchanted Meadow.

Which I thought of as I read this passage

A few moments more saw us ascending the steps of The Laurels, as Mr Ingles’s residence was called.  Personally, I did not notice a laurel bush of any kind, so deduced that it had been named according to the usual obscure nomenclature of the suburbs.

from Agatha Christie’s The Big Four (I’m halfway through and it’s not that great), p19 of the Berkley Mystery edition.

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