Last year we had ‘Boaty McBoatface’ come top in a public poll to be the name of a new ship that would be used for research missions in Antartica. This didn’t meet the approval of the scientists though and the boat was eventually named RRS Sir David Attenborough.
Doncaster Council are obviously happy to be a bit more light hearted about things though and already name some of their road machinery with with fun names such as Gritney Spears and Usain Salt for two of their road gritters.
They now have two new road gritters and the council wanted the public to name them and so put together a public poll for the the names ‘Gritsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Anti-Slip Machiney’ or ‘Spready Mercury’ for one machine and ‘Basil Salty’ or ‘David Plowie’ for the other.
Please cast your votes for the final – don't forget, the winner of both of these fixtures WILL BE THE NAMES of a gritting lorry.
— Doncaster Council (@MyDoncaster) November 16, 2017
David Plowie was the winner of the first name and Gritsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Anti-Slip Machiney finished top for the second.
We are DELIGHTED to be able to confirm what our new gritters will be called, following the #DoncasterGrittingWorldCup final!
They will be called:
Gritsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Anti-Slip Machiney
— Doncaster Council (@MyDoncaster) November 17, 2017
Well done Doncaster Council, we all need this kind of fun in our lives.
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