This Side of the Pond

Notes from an Uprooted Englishwoman

 

March 11, 2021



I’m so proud of you guys. I thought the Brits were the only ones incapable of coming up with sensible names for things, but you’ve gone and proven me wrong.

Following in the grand tradition of the United Kingdom’s snow removal team, the Department of Transportation for the State of Minnesota recently launched a contest to name its incoming fleet of snowplows – one new plow for each of the eight districts. They can’t possibly have expected a scholarly reaction and that’s good, because they did not get one.

Instead, if you move to Minnesota any time soon, you can expect your highw...



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