PRONUNCIATION: (kor-uh-NAY-shuhn street)

MEANING: adjective: Working-class.

ETYMOLOGY: After Coronation Street, a British television series about the lives of working-class people in the fictional town of Weatherfield. The soap opera debuted in 1960 and has been running ever since. It has its own affectionate nickname: Corrie. Ironically, Coronation Street is named after something far from working-class, a crown (corona). Earliest documented use: 1962.

CORONATION TREET - candy distributed at the installation ceremony

CORN-NATION STREET - the main drag in Iowa

MORONATION STREET - the way of the mentally challenged