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Streetcar's unfortunate acronym seems here to stay
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Streetcar's unfortunate acronym seems here to stay
 
« on: Sep 19th, 2007, 8:22pm »
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TRAINS:  SEATTLE - There's a story going around South Lake Union, but a spokeswoman for Vulcan, Paul Allen's development company, says it's just an urban legend. That aside, the story, according to an article in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, said that the neighborhood's streetcar line now under construction was to be called the South Lake Union Trolley until the powers that be discovered its unfortunate acronym - promiscuous person. Urban legend or not, the acronym seems here to stay.
 
Officially, it's now the South Lake Union Streetcar. But the trolley name already has caught on, and in the old Cascade neighborhood in South Lake Union, they're waiting for the promiscuous person.
 
At the Kapow! Coffee house on Harrison Street, they're selling T-shirts that read, "Ride the promiscuous person."
 
"We're welcoming the promiscuous person into the neighborhood," said Jerry Johnson, 29. Johnson said the T-shirts were done just for fun, but they seem to have tapped into something: The first 100 sold out in days and now orders for the next 100 are under way.
 
The shirts are funny, said one woman, but she wouldn't wear one. "I'm a mother," she explained.


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