PÕQ~Viper wrote:SMEELY: Super enraged eating lake yuk
(Before someone gets bent out of shape, read the true story behind this one).
This one is true. A couple of years ago in Seattle where I live. Paul Allen (as in Microsoft's Paul Allen) was developing a corner of downtown called "South Lake Union". He got the city to buy into putting in a streetcar line. When they first proposed it, internally, they called it the SOUTH LAKE UNION TROLLY
. (be sure to scroll down in the article, there's a video)
Obviously no one ever sat down and figured out the acronym prior to the internal announcement.
This info leaked to the public and we all got a BIG kick out of it as it was largely received as a kind of boondoggle corporate-giving situation. They tried to change the name, but it never took.
They built it (my daughter's school is in this area, the development is really quite nice) and it is very popular. But everyone still calls it "The S.L.U.T." As in, "I ride the SLUT to work every day"
It goes to show you, be careful about first impressions because they stick.