You can help name Doncaster’s new gritters
This competition is a comedy gold mine.
Winter is almost upon us, and councils up and down the land are preparing their winter kit.
Doncaster Council has bought two new gritters and wants the public’s help in naming them.
😱*Puts on tin hat* 😱— Doncaster Council (@MyDoncaster) November 8, 2017
We would like your name suggestions for two of our new gritting vehicles, please.
Keep em clean and be original - we'd prefer not to spend the next few days trawling through responses of Gritty McGritface and Gary Gritter. 🙄 pic.twitter.com/rCH9HneHJe
Despite recent attempts at public naming competitions going awry, the South Yorkshire council bravely put out the request on Twitter on Wednesday.
It has asked for suggestions to be “clean and be original” – that means no Gritty McGritface or Gary Gritter.
If you are looking for some inspiration, the council currently has gritters named Brad Grit, Usain Salt and a few other chuckle-worthy names.
Don't forget we already have gritters with the following names:— Doncaster Council (@MyDoncaster) November 8, 2017
- Brad Grit
- Gritney Spears
- The Subzero Hero
- Mr Plow
- Usain Salt
It didn’t take long for the public to join in. Here are some of the best suggestions so far:
The Gravellator— Sam Wide Says ❤️ 🏴 (@Langworthy_47) November 8, 2017
Spready mercury— Gary W (@gaz8630_drfc) November 8, 2017
Lionel Gritchie— Darren Foxon-Wise (@Dazanova) November 8, 2017
If you’ve got a suggestion, just reply to the council’s tweet. Officials face a long and arduous task to pick the best names.
We'll open the most popular suggestions up to a public vote. Once they've been vetted by a very serious panel of civil servants and had their comedy value assessed by a vigorous, five-stage process of course. pic.twitter.com/uJFrsxTRMQ— Doncaster Council (@MyDoncaster) November 8, 2017