It's interesting. I've noticed that where people live certain things become "the something" even when there is more than one of them in an area. In the area where I live there is "the bridge", "the circle" and "the canal" despite the fact that there are several bridges,several circles, and several canals, yet whne you say "the ____" anyne who lives in that area knows exactly what you are talking about. I went down to "the beach" yesterday, and everyone knows that when I say that, I meant Miami Beach, not necessarily beach beach. Anyone else find that's true where they live as well?