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I Love That They Still Use ‘Estates’

by Prince Of Petworth February 14, 2008 at 11:22 pm 4 Comments



IMG_6837, originally uploaded by Prince of Petworth.

It just sounds cool. “Why, I live in the NCBA Estates, of course!”. Very dignified. This is why I like the fact that I live in a place called Riverbrook Estate.

  • drewlove

    Doesn’t “estate” = public housing in this city?

  • Columbia Heights

    Estate Housing in the UK = The Projects
    not very dignified at all
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Housing_estate

  • Anonymous

    who cares? isn’t dignity a state of mind?

  • 10RegalKingsize

    Technically housing estate are not necessarily the equivalent of “the projects.” A housing estate can be a private development and could be quite middle class.

    A “council estate” is the equivalent of a project – an estate built by the city or town council.

    In Scotland they are known as council “schemes” and those who inhabit schemes known as “Schemies.”

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