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Ginnels, Twittens, and Other Names for Footpaths Between Buildings

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Kristin lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, grew up in England, where public footpaths between buildings are called ginnels in Yorkshire and twittens in Sussex. Other terms around the country for these pathways include chare, snicket, jitty, jigger, and wynd. In the United States, though, they’re usually just called alleys or alleyways. A desire path is an unofficial path formed by people or animals Other terms for various types of routes used in North American English include gangway, trace, deer run, and cow trail. This is part of a complete episode.

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