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Monday, September 24, 2007

Dept. of Hilarious Acronyms

posted by on September 24 at 13:01 PM

By now, you’ve undoubtedly heard about the South Lake Union Trolley—or SLUT—which has gained a bizarre following and spawned a line of “Ride the SLUT” t-shirts. But wait, there’s more:

To offset all the new construction and growing number of residents in the area, King County is sponsoring a program to help the now heavily traveled South Lake Union area mesh with Seattle’s green-hippie-whatever image.

The South Lake Union in Motion program, or SLUM, provides incentives for South Lake Union residents to walk, bike or take the SLUT to work.

Keep Seattle green.

SLUM it on the SLUT.

Thanks to Slog tipper Andrew.

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Are you sure they didn't hire a bunch of frat boys to run these programs?

Posted by Will in Seattle | September 24, 2007 1:16 PM
Posted by Jason Josephes | September 24, 2007 1:34 PM

Not only SCAT, but let's not forget that thousands of Chicagoans take LSD to get to work every day.

Posted by mao | September 24, 2007 1:35 PM

I went to a school in Japan called "tit": Tokyo Institute of Technology.

Posted by Andrew | September 24, 2007 1:46 PM

And North Seattle Community College

Official t-shirts


Posted by whatever | September 24, 2007 1:54 PM

At the risk of appearing humorless, the whole SLUT thing (which was NEVER the real name of the program) was worth a chuckle when the T-shirts came out, but has long run its course.

And the rest of these weren't funny to begin with.

Posted by grumpyoldman | September 24, 2007 2:34 PM

Nice work on the zany acronym desk, Jonah. You're like the second coming of Jean Godden.

Posted by J.R. | September 24, 2007 5:10 PM

"South Lake Union in Motion program"

Wouldn't that be "SLUMP it on the SLUT" ?

Posted by Ivan Cockrum | September 25, 2007 10:23 AM

hey grumpyoldman (#6) -- you are so ahead of the rest of us. i'm with you bro. hey, didn't i see you at that first nirvana show before they were on sub pop?

Posted by sporting fellow | September 25, 2007 10:24 AM

#9: Nahh... You might have seen him at the Mel Tormé/Perry Como double bill, though.

Posted by Laszlo Toth, Jr. | September 25, 2007 5:52 PM

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