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Would you ride the S.L.U.T.?

 
 
DrewDad
 
Reply Sun 23 Sep, 2007 03:07 pm
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/dayart/20070918/450southlakeunion18_eyeball1.jpg

SLUT -- Streetcar's unfortunate acronym seems here to stay
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Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Sun 23 Sep, 2007 03:40 pm
in greensboro the bus system is S.C.A.T.... I haven't ridden but I hear the service is really shitty...
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Mame
 
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Reply Sun 23 Sep, 2007 03:45 pm
yeah, what a crappy name.
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Chai
 
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Reply Sun 23 Sep, 2007 04:52 pm
Would you ride the S.L.U.T.?

hey drewdad, don't get personal.
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Green Witch
 
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Reply Sun 23 Sep, 2007 05:25 pm
Do you have to have exact change?
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dadpad
 
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Reply Sun 23 Sep, 2007 05:33 pm
slut is swedish for end or finish. (pronounced slewt).
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 23 Sep, 2007 05:44 pm
Oh, wow, slut, what a terrible name, cute, let's go for it.



I'm more interested, as any a2ker who knows me would guess, about whether the
system works.

Acrimony about acronyms?

I'd like to see articles about the particulars, without having to look them up myself.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 23 Sep, 2007 05:49 pm
Is this some kind of terrible development, to dump in popularity for an acronym?


Please, I'd like to hear more.

I might agree, but not on the basis of acronym.


What is this, that acronyms have some kind of rule? Do you have a clue the work that goes into getting projects going, or the work that works to defeat those projects??

You don't like this project, tell us why...
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tinygiraffe
 
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Reply Sun 23 Sep, 2007 06:27 pm
that is by far the most priceless set of thread title+photo i've ever seen on any board.
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MonroeBud
 
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Reply Sun 23 Sep, 2007 07:32 pm
Good Job! Cool
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 23 Sep, 2007 08:12 pm
What is the mockery of urban trans efforts all about?

I'd be interested in pro and cons and cons and pros. In particular to this place, but also in others...
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 23 Sep, 2007 08:16 pm
tinygiraffe wrote:
that is by far the most priceless set of thread title+photo i've ever seen on any board.


Really? Will you explain more about that in depth?
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tinygiraffe
 
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Reply Sun 23 Sep, 2007 08:19 pm
pros: no more money/time wasted by having people meet on new name

cons: when they have problems with passenger litter, it will be a "dirty s.l.u.t."
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 23 Sep, 2007 08:23 pm
you will fix the name thing how?

you will fix transportation how?
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tinygiraffe
 
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Reply Sun 23 Sep, 2007 08:27 pm
it's never funny when you have to explain it
ossobuco wrote:
Really? Will you explain more about that in depth?


pros: we will have the cheap thrill of making jokes about the system as long as it's in service

cons: osso won't get the jokes

[size=Huge]Would you ride the S.L.U.T.?[/size]

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/dayart/20070918/450southlakeunion18_eyeball1.jpg

i have no idea what they're doing, but that picture would be funny even if it wasn't a couple of men on the ground, looking as though they've misplaced something.

you're perfectly entitled to disagree, but i got a chuckle.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 23 Sep, 2007 08:27 pm
If any of you are in the trenches on any side, arguing in city and county and regional meetings, I'll just say good.

If you are mocking a name, I'll say, clasp your sweet lips together.
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Green Witch
 
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Reply Sun 23 Sep, 2007 08:29 pm
pros: it's funny.

cons: the jokes will wear thin after a time. Pity the poor SLUT driver who will hear them all over and over again...
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tinygiraffe
 
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Reply Sun 23 Sep, 2007 08:34 pm
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If you are mocking a name, I'll say, clasp your sweet lips together.


of all the conversations on this board, why does this one have to be serious?

i don't honestly think it's going to have any effect on business what the system is called, do you? so there's no room left for anything much but jokes, unless some other issue than the name has been mentioned.

p.s. if the name did need fixing, that's an easy "how," just change it to something less obscene. if they want to call it "d.o.n.k.e.y.s.l.a.p.p.e.r." that's fine by me, but it's not a complex issue as far as i can tell...

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Pity the poor SLUT driver who will hear them all over and over again...


excellent point, but it won't wear thin for new riders, which is a good reason to change the name (but still probably not important enough.)
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 23 Sep, 2007 08:45 pm
Well, actually, I don't mind anyone calling anything slut, with backing for that.

A lot of people are trying to make all this work, and sometimes they fail, and sometimes the systems are corrupt, and some times they're not corrupt but misguided. Lives go by, trying to make stuff work.

I don't personally have any connection, just that I can feel for all who are genuinely working to make it all work.
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Sun 23 Sep, 2007 08:50 pm
if it, by any chance, makes public transportation more popular, i'm all for it.
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