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Neighborhood nicknames

Everyone is familiar with the idea of coming up with a nickname for a neighbor whose real name you don't know or can't remember.

Often these made-up monikers would be tough for a far-removed stranger to guess. But every morning I ride my bike past a certain home. And I have a guess about what the people who live nearby call the guy who lives there. I don't think they really have a choice.

The Front Yard Farmer.

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Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

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