Comment 75868

By lakeside (registered) | Posted April 11, 2012 at 23:16:41 in reply to Comment 75835

The TTC itself is locally responsible for creating a lot of this fuzziness, stemming from their cavalier use of LRT and similar acronyms.

Though likely the result of thoughtlessness rather than a concerted desire to confuse everybody, they've opened up a vast chasm of confused terminology.

This unfortunate situation has created an opportunity recently seized upon by Toronto mayor Rob Ford et al to sow further confusion in support of their damn-the-torpedoes 'Subways, Subways, Subways' quest. (Known to some as the Let's Build Nothing initiative.)

BlogTO recently ran a two part series that reviewed the history of this linguistic disaster.

http://www.blogto.com/city/2012/03/how_t...

and, Part II:

http://www.blogto.com/city/2012/03/how_t...

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