Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Just Like the S.L.U.T., It's Now the T-Willie

Look, if something sticks it sticks. I hate the SLUT moniker in Seattle but it's never going away. Now that people are starting to call the T-Third the T-Willie, It won't go away just because the MTA says so. Sorry, the T-Brown just isn't catchy.

Now that is all besides the point. They shouldn't rename streets after living people. I personally think that in of itself is gross. It's Third Street.

11 comments:

Jonlin said...

Even us transit nerds in Seattle call it the SLUT. As they say, any publicity is good publicity.

Matt Fisher said...

Some would object to the S.L.U.T. for the idea that it is synonymous with prostitution.

kenf said...

I kinda like calling it the SLUT, and hope to get a ride some day.

When author Nelson Algren died the city of Chicago decided to rename a street after him. So they changed the name of the street where he lived before he left Chicago in a huff. For about a year of so the living still residing on the street bitched like mad, and the city changed the name of the street back to what it was. Algren's friends said he would have loved it.

Alton said...

Arizona specifically set a time limit for renaming anything--the soonest it can happen is five years after the death of the person its named after.

This was done after they named a major street in Mesa after Charles Keating, who it turns out was running a ponzi scheme.

arcady said...

Yeah, it somehow seems wrong to rename stuff after people who are still alive. Like the San Jose Diridon Station. Or for that matter the Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport.

AJ said...

SLUT is fitting for a city where ads on Cap Hill that include any sort of scantily clad woman are covered up with stickers screaming "THIS DEGRADES WOMEN".

Anonymous said...

Seems to me that the acronym (S.L.U.T.) was chosen by someone on the losing side as a revenge.

Anonymous said...

SLUT was great marketing idea to get more riders.

How do think Paris Hilton became famous and brought more business to her hotels?

Pedestrianist said...

I agree to some extend about naming things after living people, and I completely agree that renaming third street is dumb, and naming it after Brown is hella dumb!

But my biggest problem with these honorary street re-namings is that they all include first names. Who takes the 22-Millard Fillmore or the 12-Joseph L. Folsom?

L. Smith said...

Yeah! Who decided to start calling the Seattle Streetcar after a living person. I demand we return to SLUS.

Matt Fisher said...

Maybe there'd be something like this on a street that just happens to be named after George Washington or Thomas Jefferson. :)

By the way, Third Street used to be called Kentucky Avenue.