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Friday Funny: Grey Areas Discovered Between YIMBY and NIMBY

You know housing politics has gone mainstream when a satirical literary journal pokes fun at your acronyms.
October 26, 2018, 9am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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David Rosow and Michael Ward write of YIMBYs and NIMBYs in a new satirical post for McSweeney's. Their purpose: to imagine some of the potential acronyms if property owners and housing advocates were able to find some middle ground.

The idea starts simply enough, with MIMBY, for "Maybe In MY Backyard," before taking a bit of a conceptual and literal turn with TAFSA, for "Try Again A Few Streets Away."

Before long we're talking about POOFY, for "Possibly On Our Front Yard," and ACTUALLY, for "Also, Consider Trying To Use A Little Less Yard."

We don't want to spoil any more of the jokes, so click through to the source article for the rest.

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Published on Thursday, October 18, 2018 in McSweeney's
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