Did Boaty McBoatface teach them nothing? Council asks for names for its two new road gritters and the public answers with… Gritsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Anti-Slip Machiney and David Plowie

Did Boaty McBoatface teach them nothing? Council asks for names for its two new road gritters and the public answers with… Gritsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Anti-Slip Machiney and David Plowie. By Sophie Inge.

Doncaster has spoken. Two road gritters have been named Gritsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Anti-Slip Machiney and David Plowie after a local poll sparked a flurry of pun-filled suggestions.

Doncaster Council asked residents to name the vehicles earlier this month, with the condition that they be clean and original.

‘We’d prefer not to spend the next few days trawling through responses of Gritty McGritface and Gary Gritter,’ the council wrote on Twitter.

And residents of the South Yorkshire town did not disappoint, with suggestions including Spready Mercury, Basil Salty, Grit Van Dyke, True Grit, Rule Grittania, Salt Disney and Gritney Houston.