Those words, complete with a figurative tongue sticking out, are the essence of an international feud between residents of Portland, Oregon and Lichfield, England that has locals, media — even government — taking sides.
The places have one thing in common: a tiny, beloved park. Each has vowed to defend its green space as the rightful holder of the Guinness record for the world's smallest park, come war or online insults, the Associated Press reports in its account of the how the playful dispute unfolded.
Mill Ends Park in Portland, which consists of a 2-foot-wide planter with flowers and a tree, holds the current world record, according to the Oregon Encyclopedia. The 'park' was built to hold a traffic light, but it earned its greenery when a local newspaper columnist, Dick Fagan, planted flowers in the concrete hole and concocted a tale about a leprechaunRead More »from Tongue-in-cheek feud erupts over world’s smallest parks