I was alerted by this Language Log entry to a new system of defining one’s location – with three words.
What 3 Words is an interesting concept site that gives map coordinates (to within 3m) as three words, rather than typical latitude/longitude strings of numbers. On the assumption that three words is easier to remember than 15 digits. Well, that’s probably true. But I was kind of disappointed to see, poking around on the site for a bit, that the word triples are wildly variant, from one three-meter square to another. Maybe this helps with precision, but I think it sacrifices some of the memorability of them.
Anyway, click the link, play around with it. Maybe you will find that you live someplace with a really charming set of words. I live not far from Lovely.Hails.Rising, so hope springs eternal.