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Wgasa Bush Line

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Mon,  1 Sep 97 11:21:34 -0700
To: Fun_People
Subject: Wgasa Bush Line

Forwarded-by: (Cal Herrmann)
Forwarded-by: (Melanie Nickel)

    Some years ago, the famous San Diego Zoo opened a second, larger branch
called the San Diego Wild Animal Park.  The Park is built around an enormous
open-field enclosure where the animals roam free.  To see the animals,
visitors ride on a monorail called the Wgasa Bush Line which circles the
enclosure.  Here's the true story of how the Wgasa Bush Line got its name.

    They wanted to give the monorail a jazzy, African sounding name.  So
they sent out a memo to a bunch of zoo staffers saying, "What shall we call
the monorail at the Wild Animal Park?"  One of the memos came back with
"WGASA" written on the bottom.  The planners loved it and the rest is
history.  What the planners didn't know was that the zoo staffer had not
intended to suggest a name.  He was using an acronym which was popular at
the time.  It stood for "Who gives a shit anyhow?"

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