What began as an urban legend has soon become a reality with the naming of the new transport system in South Lake Union. The acronym SLUT or South Lake Union Trolley seems to have stuck to the new streetcars.
A spokesperson for the development company denies it was the name for the new transport system but accepts that it seems to have stuck over the originally planned South Lake Union Streetcar.
T-shirts reading "Ride the SLUT." Are already on sale in coffee houses in what many see as a protest to the choice of the transport system over affordable housing by local planners.