Has there ever been a public naming contest not taken over by ridiculous wordplay?
Oldham Council, a government organization for the UK borough of Oldham, recently put out a call on Twitter for the public to name their new road gritter, a truck meant for salting and sanding streets.
And the public did not disappoint. The name chosen for the vehicle? Nicole Saltslinger.
Oldham Council shared the winning name with a slow reveal, aided by vehicles Gritney Spears and Gritterbug.
The name Nicole Saltslinger was submitted by 10-year-old Eve, who of course attended the gritter’s unveiling. Under the competition rules, only “children who live in Oldham or attend Oldham Primary School” could enter. Read more…