The Puyallup Fair starts today (TNT link). The organizers are insisting on calling it the Washington State Fair in Puyallup, but that’s just being dumb. I mean they have their reasons and bless them for that. But honestly, how many humans had to agree to that change? I bet it was more than one human.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for upending tradition when it’s needed. If calling it The Puyallup Fair was racist or sexist, for example, I’d say tradition be damned, find a new name. But there’s no need to change it, and it was lovely that we called that instead of the State Fair. Every state has a state fair, but only we had The Puyallup Fair. So I’m going to keep calling it that.
Given how curmudgeonly I feel about this in my 30’s, I’m already sorry for people who know me in the future. I also call it the Bus Tunnel even though I probably use it for rail more than buses now, and I call the stadium where the Seahawks play Seahawks Stadium.