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The Mystery of J Street

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posted on Jun, 28 2017 @ 01:52 PM
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I'm in downtown DC and every letter of the alphabet is used as a street name except for the letter j. My conspiracy brain is wondering if there is a secret road somewhere that no one knows about?

Sorry, but no pics or links. I'm posting this from my phone. Anyone familiar with DC who could shine a light on this topic?




posted on Jun, 28 2017 @ 01:53 PM
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a reply to: lostbook


Jones Ct NW, Washington, DC 20007



posted on Jun, 28 2017 @ 01:54 PM
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Could it just be that "I" and "J" are too similar and might cause confusion?
The distinction between them is very modern. Crudens Concordance treats them as the same letter.



posted on Jun, 28 2017 @ 01:55 PM
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Snopes

The disappointingly mundane explanation is that J Street was likely omitted simply because the letters I and J were often indistinguishable from each other (especially when handwritten), and in 18th century English they were still largely interchangeable. (The 1740 “New General English Dictionary” published in London had a single section for I and J, and the standard identification Thomas Jefferson used on his personal possessions was “T.I.”) Having both an “I” and a “J” street would have been redundant at best and confusing at worst, so “J” ended up as the odd man out.



posted on Jun, 28 2017 @ 01:55 PM
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Washington, D.C., has no 'J' Street because city designer Pierre L'Enfant bore a grudge against Chief Justice John Jay.


Here's why.



posted on Jun, 28 2017 @ 01:55 PM
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a reply to: DISRAELI
You got it.



posted on Jun, 28 2017 @ 01:56 PM
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originally posted by: slapjacks
a reply to: lostbook


Jones Ct NW, Washington, DC 20007


Jones CT NW?



posted on Jun, 28 2017 @ 02:09 PM
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a reply to: lostbook

Any tunnels in that area?
Maybe connecting underground from "I" street to "K" street?

Never mind, I see you have your answer.
edit on 28-6-2017 by Tulpa because: Too slow



posted on Jun, 28 2017 @ 02:14 PM
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originally posted by: Tulpa
a reply to: lostbook

Any tunnels in that area?
Maybe connecting underground from "I" street to "K" street?

Never mind, I see you have your answer.


That's kinda what I was thinking.
edit on 28-6-2017 by lostbook because: Na



posted on Jun, 28 2017 @ 02:38 PM
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I'm thinking in conspiracy terms.....Maybe it's not as simple as the official reason. DC was supposedly built to incorporate Masonic themes. Maybe the letter J has some meaning or importance in this way?



posted on Jun, 28 2017 @ 02:55 PM
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Maybe politicians have a different alphabet.
a reply to: lostbook



posted on Jun, 28 2017 @ 03:46 PM
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originally posted by: gimcrackery
Maybe politicians have a different alphabet.
a reply to: lostbook

my

Interesting. Maybe they work with a whole different set of rules...?

That's a whole other thread...



posted on Jun, 28 2017 @ 07:16 PM
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I'm quite intrigued....thank you!!!!



posted on Jun, 29 2017 @ 03:01 AM
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I live in Nebraska and we have alphabet streets but no I street. Possibly to prevent confusion between J and I?



posted on Jun, 29 2017 @ 11:15 AM
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Slightly off topic, but does F street interect with U street at all?
If so, I need a selfie on that corner.




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