I was chatting about “the High Street” at https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com and asked her about the use of “the” in front of the street name. I hear it referred to in British programs. She informed me it means a main road. That reminded me of driving on the high streets of the interchanges in Houston, Texas. The very highest road was curved and everyone was still driving seventy plus mph, even semis! I don’t know how many made that curve safely, but look out below!
Once I knew all the names for the roads, I navigated the city easily. I really like driving and in Houston you rarely get honked at. People stopping, tires rolling off, trash falling out, people going from lane one to lane four with no signals, anything goes! But that one high curved road always made me nervous.