Snowdown Please, I'm Plowing
January 12, 2022 6:53 AM   Subscribe

 
That list is a thing of beauty. There is some excellent word play there.
posted by NoxAeternum at 7:08 AM on January 12 [4 favorites]


I LOVE THIS! Thank you May Kasahara.
posted by Turtles all the way down at 7:13 AM on January 12 [1 favorite]


What I would give to understand how Ol' Seven Fingers got her name…
posted by Turtles all the way down at 7:15 AM on January 12 [4 favorites]


Many good word plays yes, but also Applesauce! Buttercup! Mr. Salty Pants! :D
posted by Glinn at 7:15 AM on January 12 [2 favorites]


KID ROCK SALT
posted by scratch at 7:19 AM on January 12 [3 favorites]


Plowthagorean Theorem
My people.
posted by klausman at 7:20 AM on January 12 [4 favorites]


This is great! Thank you for posting.
posted by wicked_sassy at 7:21 AM on January 12 [1 favorite]


The folks at Defector have ranked the names.
posted by NoxAeternum at 7:35 AM on January 12 [2 favorites]


absolutely screamed when I saw CRTL SALT DELETE
posted by everybody had matching towels at 7:38 AM on January 12 [23 favorites]


Sir Plows-A-Lot
Sir Salts-A-Lot

"I like big drifts, And I cannot lie . . ."
posted by dannyboybell at 7:45 AM on January 12 [1 favorite]


All bow down before... CLEAROPATHTRA

(love ctrl-salt-delete too though)
posted by martin q blank at 7:47 AM on January 12 [20 favorites]


I'm like 90% sure that this is a duplicate and we've seen it before, but it's a source of joy every time it comes up and I'm not some sort of happiness narc, so imma just fav this and head out.

(Betty Whiteout and Truck Norris are too far down the Defector list. Aaron Brr, Sir is way too far down.)
posted by mhoye at 7:54 AM on January 12 [4 favorites]


snowbegone kenobi
snowbacca
snowba fett
baby plowda
darth blader
han snowlo

you could do a whole star wars movie starring michigan snowplows
posted by emmling at 7:55 AM on January 12 [12 favorites]


This aint Nothing compared to Scotland's Gritters
posted by lalochezia at 8:07 AM on January 12 [4 favorites]


SO GOOD
posted by rrrrrrrrrt at 8:13 AM on January 12


First place - Gordie Plow
Last place - Jon Bon Snowi
posted by brachiopod at 8:17 AM on January 12 [1 favorite]


Does Michigan DOT own these plows? I think most plows in Massachusetts are supplied by private contractors. I know the plows in my local town are.

I'm very envious. I'm all for state-owned snowplowing if it means we could also have cool names for our plows.
posted by RonButNotStupid at 8:19 AM on January 12


I was curious what we do in Minnesota. A bit of investigation showed that rather than allowing small groups to name their steeds we ran a naming contest on the internet. Predictably, the “best” entry was “Plowy McPlowface,” reminding us once again why “comedian” is a job for professionals.

I agree that Michigan has knocked it out of the park and given a hundred bucks to an Uber driver to take it to the next county. These are truly great.
posted by Gilgamesh's Chauffeur at 8:30 AM on January 12 [2 favorites]


As a person who lives adjacent to Midland, MI, Herbert H Plow is just the perfect level of local humor.
posted by MaritaCov at 8:39 AM on January 12 [4 favorites]


Last place - Jon Bon Snowi

What I want to know is if we have a snowplow with this name here in New Jersey.

We also need one called The E Sleet Band.
posted by May Kasahara at 8:44 AM on January 12 [3 favorites]


No salt bae?
posted by Going To Maine at 8:55 AM on January 12


Needs a tauntaun joke.

(Actually this is awesome. I moved out of MI eight years ago, and in this part of AZ there are no plows, so very much enjoyed reading this list).
posted by nat at 9:10 AM on January 12


Mishigami

Weeb!

Betty Whiteout

Aww. I hope she heard about this.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 9:23 AM on January 12 [1 favorite]


Looks like CO also has a naming scheme. First one was Unsinkable Molly. Then they had a contest for school kids, resulting in this list: https://www.codot.gov/programs/plowcontest
My memories of trying to hold my breath through the Eisenhower Tunnel, and seeming always finding snow on the other side, make me approve of Eisenplower.
posted by nat at 9:42 AM on January 12


Needs a tauntaun joke.
posted by clavdivs at 10:07 AM on January 12 [1 favorite]


Awwwww. I miss Meijer.

Gotta ask my MI relatives if they recognize any of these plows...
posted by caution live frogs at 10:51 AM on January 12 [1 favorite]


These are great.

These popped into my head based on MI place names, so I'll just pluck them out and leave them here:

Clearborn
Plowamazoo
Plowton Lake
Port Clearon
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 12:12 PM on January 12 [1 favorite]


I would also like to propose:

Insane Plow Posse
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 12:14 PM on January 12 [7 favorites]


Insane Plow Posse

Whoop whoop!
posted by MaritaCov at 12:34 PM on January 12 [1 favorite]


ROU I May Have Just Buried Your Car, Nothing Personal
posted by mubba at 1:02 PM on January 12 [13 favorites]


Mishigami

Weeb!


That's where my brain went too, but apparently it's the from Ojibwe word for Michigan.
posted by Mister Cheese at 1:57 PM on January 12 [2 favorites]


Vermont also ran a contest for school kids to name the state's plows. I'm partial to Brr-rito, but here's the full list.
posted by vers at 2:25 PM on January 12 [5 favorites]


"Jennifer Snowpez" is great. Well played, Vermont kids.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 3:04 PM on January 12 [1 favorite]


The biggest two laughs as I read them to my kids were "Aaron Brr, Sir" and "Still Shorts Weather."
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 4:01 PM on January 12 [4 favorites]


I loved them, but, I'm a native of Michigan. Lived in Flint area as well as the Yoopee. (say yea to da Yoo Pee, eh?)
posted by Goofyy at 4:47 PM on January 12 [1 favorite]


Baby Snowda

It's Snowgu!
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 8:23 PM on January 12 [2 favorites]


Insane Plow Posse
They had to pull that plow after the faygo brine caused a 50 car pileup.
posted by Pink Fuzzy Bunny at 9:20 PM on January 12 [3 favorites]


Orange Yooper Storm Trooper is ranked way too low on that Defector list.

Awwwww. I miss Meijer.

You cannot call yourself a Michigander. Anyone from Michigan would know that is Meijer's. ;)
posted by Preserver at 3:07 PM on January 13 [2 favorites]


I don't actually call myself a Michigander any more. I live in Minnesota now. But, Dad's from Flint, mom's from Escanaba, I was born in Cadillac... yooper + troll = pure Michigan in my blood. If you seek a pleasant peninsula, my people are from both of them!
posted by caution live frogs at 10:17 AM on January 14 [1 favorite]


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