Conversation we had while driving through Parramatta.
Gen: Hey that street’s called Early Street. Early is a funny word. Do you think there was once an earl who liked for everyone to be punctual, and that’s why we say early?
Brad: No, I do not
Gen: Or … Is it the other way around?
Gen: Do you think maybe an earl is called an earl because it’s a primitive concept?
Brad: I don’t think the two words bear any relation to each other
Gen: So why is the street called Early? Do you think it’s one of the oldest streets in Parramatta?
Brad turns up the volume on the stereo
Gen: Or maybe everyone who lives on that street has to get up at the crack of dawn? Or do you think perhaps the street possesses earl-like qualities?
Brad: I think you should stop analysing the street name!
Gen: Oh, sorry
Gen: Hey, that street’s called Campbell. Are you happier with that?
Gen: Do you think Andy Warhol would be, too?
Brad: I’m going to kick you out of this car.