San Francisco Muni: Two Car, Shovel


The entire time I was working in San Francisco, I kept hearing the automated announcer at Muni stations say Two Car, Shovel. Turns out she was saying Two Car, Shuttle. This mishearing has inextricably entered itself into our family folklore, much to Clara’s chagrin.

The delightful RedKid site is still around, and I noticed it even has a BART station generator. Technically I was at the other Muni platform, but this still delighted me far more than it should have.

BART station with a sign reading 2 CAR SHOVEL

The London Underground roundel generator worked a little less well. Cars Hovel?

London Underground roundel reading 2CARSHOVEL

And this Roseland one makes no sense.

Sign reading Two Car and the Shovels

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