Always Good for a Ride
Seattle's atwitter over a streetcar line being built in the city's South Lake Union neighborhood. Not because the residents just get giddy for public transit (...
No, it's because of the name of the transit line -- the South Lake Union Trolley -- and, more importantly, its acronym.
[T]he story that the neighborhood's streetcar line now under construction was called the South Lake Union Trolley until the powers that be realized the unfortunate acronym -- SLUT -- seems here to stay.
Officially, it's now the South Lake Union Streetcar. But the trolley name already has caught on, and in the old Cascade neighborhood in South Lake Union, they're waiting for the SLUT.
Officials say the whole thing is just an urban legend, that the streetcar was never going to be named the SLUT. But it doesn't seem to matter. Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels says "people can call it whatever they want as long as they ride it."
It's enough to make MARTA look like a prude.
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
Supreme Court Rules Arizona Must Issue Driver's Licenses to Immigrants3 hours ago
The Woman Obama Picked to Improve Police Relationships with the Public3 hours ago
Ferguson's Inequality Fight Moves into the Courtroom3 hours ago
Days After Suing Uber, Portland Drops Lawsuit3 hours ago
If Low Oil Prices Persist, North Dakota Could Lose Billions4 hours ago
Union Foes Try Their Luck at the Local Level4 hours ago