So, Liz and I drove through Scranton over the holiday weekend, and both wondered what sort of mean-spirited joke it was to give a city such an awful name.
If you had to guess, what would you think "Scranton" meant?
- A part of a person's body of which it is impolite to speak in public? ("S'cuse me, Earl, I have to wash my scranton!")
- Scrap leftovers at a slaughterhouse? ("The best thing about hot dogs is that they are made of scranton!")
- Parts of a fish that are not edible? ("Once you catch and clean the fish, you gotta' scrape out the scranton before ya' cook it!")
Can we start a campaign for finding Scranton a better name and selling it to.... the voters of Scranton? (What do you call a person who lives in Scranton? A Scrantonian? Scrantonite? Scrantonio?)