The Capitol Hill Streetcar: What Are We Gonna Call It?

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Hmmm, I say any of the ones that are not derogatory towards women. That was easy, yes?
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Thought of this last night-- may be too late to be voted on.

CH STD
(Capitol Hill Streetcar to Downtown)
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Tee hee hee YOU SAID BUTT. Couldn't come up with an acronym for PEE PEE? The SLUT was kind of cute. . now it's just 4th grade nostalgia.

How about CHET, the Capitol Hill Electric Transit? I'd ride the CHET.
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Only if I can get a 'Climb aboard the CUNT' t-shirt to go with my 'Ride the SLUT' t-shirt.
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@1 it's not Slog's fault it's hard to come up with a word that starts with K for, say, DICK (Direct Inter-Cap-hill ???) or COCK (Capitol Over-City ???)

Best to direct your energy toward writing up a derogatory-towards-men competitor that's better than these (rather strained) examples.
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and CHET gets every vote I have to give.
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Capitol Hill Lightrail And Mobile Youth DIsplacement Agitator

or

the Cap-hill Lightrail And Passage for short.
8
The CHOAD

"How was your weekend?"
"Aw, it was great! I was riding the CHOAD sunday morning until it hurt!"

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I'm still calling it SLUT 2. Which will probably get me in trouble with everyone who says "You're not a real X if you don't use the word Y to mean Z." Kind of like that pop vs soda mutual masturbation argument, you know?
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OK, it's a stretch Capitol Hill Road/Route & Interurban South Transit or CHRIST
11
First Hill Area Rapid Transit (FHART)
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@8 We could really let that one take flight if it was the Capitol Hill Overground Advanced Dirigible. Who wouldn't want to ride a giant inflatable CHOAD?
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Trust CHRIST to take you there!
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I like the first one, but CLIT is probably better, since it's mostly overlooked.
15
Can we please just call it Desire?
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Without a doubt it should be called The Tranny.... The Capitol Hill Tranny...
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Transportation Route Along Municipal Property - TRAMP
18
I like twat.

Also, I don't care what the streetcar is called.
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@15: taken (San Francisco's already got one)
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Fat Belgian Bastards?
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Hillside Overland Movement Organization
22
I like what someone mentioned in a previous post: Broadway-Jackson Streetcar (BJs)
23
oooh-
He said cunt!
and clit!
and shit!!
and butt!
and bitch!!
and twat!
are we hip and cool and sophisticated; or what?!
24
if you call it the CLIT, men will never be able to find it. [/obligatory]
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C.H.U.D.
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how about AUDSTTH. as in, As Usual Dan Savage Trying Too Hard to be funny, interesting, edgy, whatever. and as usual, failing.
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F.H.U.C.

First Hill Urban Connector
28
Don't you know someone in the future mayor's office? Make it happen. We voted.

And we all know how much we love to vote on transit. In fact, I think this decision, like all transit decisions, is best done via ballot. This should just be an advisory vote. Then we can have the real thing.

Even so, I'm not sure I could handle the CUNT/TWAT recount fight though.
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Well, you could always call it the East Seattle Trolley, but people might pee their pants on it if you call it EST.
30
Let's file an Inititative.
31
TWAT? Seriously people?

I'm disappointed in you all.
32
Look, the smutty anagrams are fun 'n' all, but I think it should really be called the Camel to enshrine Rasmussen's seemingly grudging support (and his mangling of the metaphor--it's "a camel's nose under the tent," not the whole bloody camel!). Plus, camels carry things (perhaps grudgingly).
33
Dan's article says:

"it's supposed to be up and running by late 2010"

but the linked Seattle Times article sez:

"build and operate Sound Transit's new First Hill streetcar by the mid-2010s"
34
I vote for the Rainbow Unicorn Trolley.
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IdTCH = International district To Capitol Hill
36
The next one, the one to Fremont, should be called FART.

Fremont Accessible Rapid Transit.
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BINT: Broadway-INternational District Transit.
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Capital Hill Urban Metro Placation
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@11.

Seattle Hill Area Rapin Transit.
40
I just shart'd my way from quarter lounge to mama's.
41
The opposite of the SLUT would be CHASTITY.
Casual Hookups And Sexual Types In Transit Yay!
42
none of the above. except maybe the CHET or the Tranny.
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@1
I suggested PIMP yesterday....
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BROJACK - BROadway/JACKson
MUNCH - Medical/UNion Stn/Cap Hill
PUNCH - Pill Hill/UNion Stn/Cap Hill
HUNCH - Hospitals/UNion Stn/Cap Hill
BRUNT - BRoadway/UNion Stn/Trolley
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GART - Gay Area Rapid Transit
FAGG - First Hill/Amtrak/Gay Ghetto
46
GART. Nice! I'd vote for that. Can we start over?
47
taking out lanes on Broadway?

why not get a bus and paint it with the word trolley?

service can start next week without a $100 million investment.
48
I gotta go catch the STD.

The follow-up to the SLUT.
49
how about

Highly Efficient Rail Passage Escorting Seattleites?

as in, "HERPES is link between Downtown and Montlake"
50
I vote all of the above, with special shoutouts to CHOAD and HOMO.
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Regardless of what we call this one, it will be part of the Connected Urban Network of Trolleys for Seattle:
http://www.cafepress.com/gurple.34913068…
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Holy crap, I haven't laughed so hard in a long time.

For the record, I really liked C.U.N.T., B.I.N.T., and G.A.R.T. You just don't see "cunt" in print nearly enough; "bint" is marvelously obscure and I like obscurity; and Gay Area Rapid Transit is perfect (except it's not rapid transit now is it).

But I voted for T.W.A.T. -- TWelfth Avenue Trolley -- because, if the stars are right, it'll run along a Twelfth Avenue loop route after all.
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How about Peripheral Uptown Seattle Streetcar-Circulator or PUSS-C?

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How about Obscenely Privatized Property