Posted by Ian
That multi-coloured squiggly map thing that was recently voted the nation’s second greatest design icon. You know what I’m talking about. That rainbow of horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines which burrows deep under the earth of the capital. Those trains which announce their impending arrival with a gale of warm wind. Those carriages whose doors have a cheeky capacity to trap the limbs of unaware commuters and befuddled tourists.
Well…what do you call it? The Underground? The London Underground? The Tube? The train?
I’m asking because this was the subject of brief, if earnest, discussion here at MSN Towers earlier today (I know, it’s a thrilling rollercoaster life), as a consequence of promoting this story on the homepage.
Namely, are enough people familiar with the colloquial "Tube" as opposed to the more formal, if fussy, "Underground"? Also, as there are a number of subterranean railways in Britain (Liverpool, Newcastle and Glasgow for starters), should it be "the London Underground"?
There’s a poll on the left hand side of this page for you to have your say.