(yes, it's real. The article, anyway, I can't speak to the submissions: https://www.axios.com/colorado-snow-plow-naming-contest-best-suggestions-7ad141e5-9244-427d-a688-7a0af823acc0.html )
@MxCraven On paper, yeah, but when you say it out loud it doesn't work as well (in American English, anyhow, where "plow" is a definite "ow" and "Bowie" is a definite "oh" (except when talking about the knife, where it's a definite "oo"))
Although maybe the opportunity for an Aladdin Sane paint job makes up for that, I dunno.
@gamehawk I forgot the best one! The second one was named "Gritsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Anti-Slip Machiney"
@gamehawk in my state they had a similar contest but the cowards omitted "abolish ice" from the list of finalists despite overwhelming support.
eventually they went with plowy mcplowface or some bullshit
I got a feeling of Deja Vu reading this. Turns out it did happen before:
In Minnesota earlier this year "Abolish Ice" was one of the top submitted snow plow names, but the Minnesota DoT decided not to include that name in the list of finalists.
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