The city of Doncaster has road gritters named “Gritsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Anti-Slip Machiney”, “David Plowie”, “Brad Grit”, “Gritney Spears”, and “Usain Salt”.

Doncaster’s new gritters named David Plowie and Gritsy Bitsy

Doncaster Council

Two road gritters have been named Gritsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Anti-Slip Machiney and David Plowie in a council-run online poll that saw a flurry of witty suggestions.

Thousands voted in Doncaster Council’s contest including US singer Curtis Stigers with his offering of Grit Balls o’Fire.

Names in the running included Spready Mercury and Basil Salty.

The authority said it was “delighted” with the result.

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

And

David Plowie

— Doncaster Council (@MyDoncaster) November 17, 2017

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7 thoughts on “The city of Doncaster has road gritters named “Gritsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Anti-Slip Machiney”, “David Plowie”, “Brad Grit”, “Gritney Spears”, and “Usain Salt”.”

  1. phie3Ohl

    I love it when there’s someone in a companies marketing department with a sense of humor 🙂 Berlin’s municipal garbage company is similar, with a lot of truly Dad-joke level groaner puns:

    – “Leerkraft” (Emptying-Person/Power) vs.Lehrkraft (teacher)
    – “Raeumschiff” (Vacating-ship) vs. Raumschiff (Spaceship)
    – “Buerstentier” (Brush-animal) vs Borstentier (Animal with bristle pelt)
    etc.

  2. serfdomgotsaga

    From the people who brought you “Boaty McBoatface”.

  3. Ewett

    FYI, Doncaster is only a town, not a city

  4. BionicDegu

    This is what happens when you ask the British public to name things

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