Public road gritter naming contest winner will make wordplay enthusiasts proud

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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…

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