"Mayor McCrory finally paid off his bet with Seattle!"
-- Steven E. Davies of Charlotte
"The new Charlotte Coffee Cup!"
-- William Owens, Marvin, NC
"Of course, a few of our revenue streams for light rail are controversial."
-- John Bailey, Davidson
"I hear they don't offer a local flavor."
-- Linda Sarazen, Charlotte
"She's now called Queen Char-latté!"
-- from multiple readers
Thank you for all your entries. Here's a selection of some of the other better lines we received this week:
"Remember when Queen Charlotte symbolized freedom? Now we're the city of chains"
"Who says we can't have a 'well-balanced blend' of history and progress in Charlotte?"
"I remember when you could buy a cup of coffee inside the airport!"
"The Queen Bean!"
"It's just a little something to keep Charlotte flying high."
"They use that one to refuel the jets."
"It's such a wonderful symbol of our great city, but can you get rid of the lady?"
"Shouldn't the world know we beat Austin in cups sold?"
"Did you think Anderson's restaurant would be their last acquisition?"
"While it is very welcoming, it does contribute to global warming."
"And they put a big dunkin' donuts around the necks of the Panthers."
"Hollywood has the stars, New York has the bucks, Charlotte has the identity crisis..."
"I'd heard the Charlotte gals have bigger cup sizes."
"Considering how long your flight is delayed, that might not actually be a big enough cup."
"She's Queen Charlotte, shouldn't she be holding a bowl of grits?"
"As you can see, Charlotte is not the sleepy, southern town that it once was."
"Well, it was either this, or raising the airport departure fee again."
"It's our new airport guidance system: no radar, just follow the aroma!"
"This was the last corner without a Starbucks, we had to do something!"
"We asked for a Venti but they said our population was only large enough for a Grande Cup."
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You Write the Caption is going on summer vacation for the month of July, so no new challenge on Monday. Thanks for all your interest and enthusiasm for our contest, and I hope we'll see you back here when we resume in August. Enjoy your summer!