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BS: on the naming of Snowploughs

Mr Red 18 Jan 18 - 04:44 AM
Dave the Gnome 18 Jan 18 - 04:49 AM
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Senoufou 18 Jan 18 - 06:55 AM
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Jos 18 Jan 18 - 08:34 AM
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Subject: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Mr Red
Date: 18 Jan 18 - 04:44 AM

Scottish Transport has a map of where the gritter lorries are and it (apparently) reveals their nicknames or their licence plate.

These include Gritallica, Sir Andy Flurry, Gritty Gonzales and the Sir Salter Scott.

a Twatter on the subject
Offers suggestions like Brad Gritt, Salt Disney, Grittney Spears, Spready The Eagle, King Spreadward, GrittyGrittyBangBang, Snowfarah, Ready Spready Go.

& in Doncaster they have Davie Plowie & Gritsy Bitsy

True Grit - or do local Governments have a sense of humour?

What does the Mudcat suggest or has been observed?

Mine? Sleet of Foot, Dust my Vroom, the Drifters and not hilarious but a little subtle Cold Comfort


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 18 Jan 18 - 04:49 AM

Rule Grittania

:D tG


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Joe Offer
Date: 18 Jan 18 - 04:49 AM

I drove a snowplow at an orphanage in Wisconsin to earn my college tuition, and it was a job that was great for the machismo. I loved my snowplow and loved the experience of crashing into snowdrifts, but I never thought of naming it.
Sure was a fun job, though.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Senoufou
Date: 18 Jan 18 - 06:55 AM

Ploughy McPloughface


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 18 Jan 18 - 07:04 AM

We could also divert to a music thread. Anyone stuck in the snow could become jolly fellows who follow the plough :-)

DtG


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Senoufou
Date: 18 Jan 18 - 07:56 AM

Or "We Plough The Snow and Scatter.." (the good grit on the roads...)

'He sends the snow in winter' - but I reckon He's overdone it this year!


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Jos
Date: 18 Jan 18 - 08:34 AM

Itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow grit-spreading machiney


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: leeneia
Date: 18 Jan 18 - 12:38 PM

They should paint one pink or white and name it Suzy Snowflake.

'Suzy Snowflake ' is a video that used to be on TV in the 1950's when the stations had a minute they didn't know what to do with. For me as a little kid, it was one of the few enjoyable things on TV.

Suzy


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Senoufou
Date: 18 Jan 18 - 01:25 PM

Aw, that's sweet leeneia! We just had a man making a clay pot on a wheel in between programmes.
Trouble is, I think it's an ear worm...I can't stop singing it now!


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 18 Jan 18 - 01:30 PM

One FB friend suggested Gritty McGritface, and there is already Gritty McVittie. I had a look yesterday to see which one might be nearest us: it was Edinburh Ring Road, about 4 miles away, so "Ring-a Ring-a Road Clear" - or, for its more precise location "The Sighthill Spitter"!
And I think the weather forecast is "Ploughing Tonight".


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Jos
Date: 18 Jan 18 - 01:53 PM

Eliza, did you only have "The potter's wheel"? I seem to remember a kitten playing with a ball of wool.


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Senoufou
Date: 18 Jan 18 - 02:00 PM

Oh yes! Fancy you remembering that! I think it was on an armchair, a white kitten?


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Jos
Date: 18 Jan 18 - 02:28 PM

Yes, a white kitten. It seems there were other films but I only remember those two. A quick 'google' came up with this:


http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0276jjh


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 18 Jan 18 - 03:48 PM

If a snowplough were mounted to the front of a UPS truck, it could be called "How Now, Brown Plough".


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: keberoxu
Date: 18 Jan 18 - 06:11 PM

I looked on that map feature for Polmadie in Glasgow,
and there was Grittie MacVittie.

And Sparkle is over by the Glasgow airport.
And Frosty is near Kilwinning.
Sir Salter Scott, south of Edinborough.
Sprinkles is near Nairn.

What a hoot.


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Mr Red
Date: 18 Jan 18 - 07:17 PM

And for English Folk singers.............

"Speed the Plough" or "Ploughsie Maggie"

And for Shalespearians.....

"Gritter Love Hath no Man"

We have the artificial snow company on my doorstep. "Snow Business" and they re-named their building "Snow Mill", previous to that it was "Oil Mill", before that it would have been a weaving mill".


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: mg
Date: 19 Jan 18 - 02:42 AM

I am going to name mine snow white and special snowflake and ice queen.


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Mr Red
Date: 19 Jan 18 - 03:19 AM

Plowdon Wainright III


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 19 Jan 18 - 03:50 AM

You know nothing Jon Snow...

Plough

:D tG


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 19 Jan 18 - 08:55 AM

Or for something (much) more basic:
Gary Gritter


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: robomatic
Date: 19 Jan 18 - 10:33 AM

Homer: "That name again is 'Mr. Plow'"
Marge: "Leave the jacket on"


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Mr Red
Date: 19 Jan 18 - 11:47 AM

"Snow, Snow, quick quick, snow"

"Shovel Duck"

"Julian Cleary"

"Here's looking at you skid"

"Ice Bucket"

thinking .........


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: mg
Date: 19 Jan 18 - 01:29 PM

Frosty.


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Mr Red
Date: 19 Jan 18 - 03:46 PM

"Slush Puppy"

"A Grit on the Slide"

"Ploughed before a Fall"


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Mr Red
Date: 20 Jan 18 - 06:12 AM

"Hail Hitter"

"Black Eyes"


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Mr Red
Date: 21 Jan 18 - 06:35 AM

"Melting Potter"


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: keberoxu
Date: 21 Jan 18 - 05:23 PM

Checked out that there map again.
This is absurdly entertaining. Especially the named ones.
Latest snapshot:

Grittie McVittie has been joined by Mrs. McGritter in Glasgow.
The Winter Explorer and Gritty Gritty Bang Bang are seeing to Perth.
Ice Buster and the Snow Solution converge on Prestwick in Ayr.
Sir Andy Flurry near Dunblane.
Snow Destroyer near Linlithgow.

The Ice Queen is at Queensferry near the Forth Road Bridge,
and the Golden Great Gritter is on the other side of the bridge at North Queensferry.

Not to speak of all the no-name snow-ploughs.


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: keberoxu
Date: 28 Feb 18 - 07:43 PM

The Beast from the East, is it?
Someone else said Hysteria from Siberia.

What rhyming rise to the challenge
can Mudcatters come up with
for the Snowploughs of Scotland here?

Check out that link in the first post,
and you can see the ploughs ploughing their little hearts out.


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Senoufou
Date: 01 Mar 18 - 10:59 AM

We could do with far more gritters here in Norfolk at the moment with this dratted 'Beast from the East' (or Hysteria from Siberia) The roads weren't gritted, or if they were, quite deep snow has covered over the grit. The snow has been compacted by vehicles and now it's a skating rink.
No postal service (which I'm pleased about. We're very fond of our lovely postie and wouldn't want him risking an accident) And what is worse, no newspapers, and the supermarket shelves are half-empty, due to panic buying and no lorries getting through to refill.
My daft husband went out for six tomatoes (!!) so he could cook his Spicy Horror, and came back rather white-faced (so to speak) as the car was sliding about alarmingly.
All Norfolk schools are closed, so no school cleaners needed. Husband enjoying the break. But now some blooming Storm called Emma is battering the house.


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 01 Mar 18 - 12:04 PM

No chance of a gritter on our street while they are struggling to keep the main roads clear.
So all the neighbours were out with shovels and spades this morning doing the Ravelrig Big Dig: got the road cleared so that someone else could get in a 4 x 4 to the airport: all domestic flights are cancelled, but a few long-haul ones to warmer climes still going. Now we have just had another hour + of snowstorm, so everything is re-covered with several more inches of snow.
Fortunately have all we need in fridge, freezer and cupboards: no chance of starving!


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Senoufou
Date: 01 Mar 18 - 12:17 PM

Stay safe Tattie!

I smiled to see a large group of our village children whizz excitedly past towing little sledges, accompanied by several village dogs. There's always a little tot struggling along at the rear shouting, "Wait for meeeee!"
Later, I was intrigued when they all hurried back again with their sledges piled high with snow. Some were adding snow from hedgerows and walls. Whatever were they planning to do? Surely they had enough snow in their own gardens for a snowman?


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: keberoxu
Date: 01 Mar 18 - 06:07 PM

And did you also notice that the Scottish ploughs include
the names

Plougher O' Scotland
and
Luke Snowalker?


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: keberoxu
Date: 01 Mar 18 - 06:12 PM

...and near Keith, south of Buckie,
is
Sir Grits-a-Lot.


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: meself
Date: 01 Mar 18 - 11:03 PM

Snow Business Like Snow Business.


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Mr Red
Date: 02 Mar 18 - 11:28 AM

Here in Stroud we have a company that specialise in making fake snow for film & TV. - Snow Business

I wonder if they came in to work today. I did, well I say work, it was recording an old man talking abut the area in the old days. I say old man, he is actually younger than me, but to look at him and the way he walks - lets just say I rejoice in my good fortune. Though tomorrow's ceilidh in town is cancelled, the band .


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: EBarnacle
Date: 03 Mar 18 - 01:07 PM

D'ye ken John Snow with his coat so white;
D'ye ken him plowin' in the midst of night
D'ye ken him stayin' on the road so tight;
T'keep roads clear and you safe and tight--
With is truck and his plow through the village?


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: keberoxu
Date: 17 Dec 19 - 06:35 PM

It's not winter at the Mudcat
without a link to Scotland's Trunk Road Gritter Tracker.
The OP on this thread, the link is kind of indirect,
you have to go through a layer or two to get to the actual site.

I'll see if I can link directly to it. Here goes.

Transport Scotland

yay, me!
And if you zoom in and tighten on a smaller group of vehicles
in a smaller area,
the named ones have their little names pop out.


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: keberoxu
Date: 17 Dec 19 - 06:37 PM

Someone did a James Bond pun,
and named their gritter
For Your Ice Only.

That one's near Edinburgh at the moment.


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Mr Red
Date: 18 Dec 19 - 04:31 AM

"Gangsta Granny Gritter" in Inverness today.

"My Name's Doddie" in Dundee

"Grittle Mix", "Sophie's Salt","Meltin' John" etal in the Glasga area

"Sandy the Solway Salter" in Dumfires

"Snowkemon Go" - Stranraer

"Fred" in Ayr

"Ice Destroyer" is in Oban


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Mrrzy
Date: 18 Dec 19 - 07:00 AM

You guys are a riot. Senoufou, tu devrais avoir honte (grin). And here the sanding and the plowing are done by separate unnamed vehicles... Hmmm...


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Senoufou
Date: 18 Dec 19 - 08:27 AM

Honte, moi Mrrzy? Non, au contraire je suis trop fiére de moi. Je suis femme trés méchante! Mon époux pourrait le vé¶ifier. hee hee


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Rusty Dobro
Date: 19 Dec 19 - 04:06 AM

The organiser/compere arrived at an Ipswich charity comedy show on board the the gritter lorry (almost) bearing his name: Grit Rhyss-Jones.


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: keberoxu
Date: 19 Dec 19 - 06:58 PM

In the Glasgow area, the other snowploughs have been joined by

Darth Spreader

Sprinklebell


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: keberoxu
Date: 20 Dec 19 - 01:58 PM

Sir Grits-A-Lot is back on the job
in what used to be Banff I believe.

Snowball and Sir Salter Scott are south of Edinburgh.

Fred is near the Glasgow Prestwick airport.

Rumble is all by her(?)self, southwest of Lochaber.

Gritty Gonzales, southeast of Galashiels.

And Super Snowboard is between Leeds and York.


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 22 Dec 19 - 03:57 AM

I love the road-gritting vehicle in Lanarkshire, Scotland, which has been named...’Gritter Thunberg’.


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Mr Red
Date: 22 Dec 19 - 07:03 AM

ROTFLMAO


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: keberoxu
Date: 22 Dec 19 - 02:41 PM

… now, that IS inspired.


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: keberoxu
Date: 26 Dec 19 - 08:10 PM

ooh, how I hate to break the news of this name to you.

When I look at the little interactive map today,
the name drew me to Scotland's West Coast,
to Ayr, south of Glasgow.

FRED is down there, and so is ... wait for it ...

SALINE DION.


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Mr Red
Date: 27 Dec 19 - 02:58 AM

why not "Pippa Anne Salt"
?


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Mr Red
Date: 29 Dec 19 - 05:39 AM

there should be a "Season's Grittings"


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