Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Car Recall

If you drive a silver vehicle, you are driving the most popular vehicular color in the entire world.

So says DuPont.

Here in North America, it's white, black, silver, gray, and red.

I drive a brown car. For whatever that tells you about me.



Snopes can't keep up with the number of urban legends building up around it.

You just whistle a high-pitched "cheep, cheep" sound and all the doors unlock.

After you press the "CD Eject Button" you have to go look for your wife. And hope the 'chute deployed.

To describe the problem to your mechanic, you have to do a combination of noises and interpretive dance.

The National Traffic Safety Board has assigned you a personal investigator.

Your 16-year old - who just got her license - refuses to drive it.

The owners manual describes emergency braking with an illustration of Fred Flintstone.

[selected from Chris White's Top Five on Travel with edits and additional material by Mark Raymond]


WORD for YOUR WEEK: In the early development of our language, wegh meant to go. When the Latins came around, it became vehere, which meant "to carry." When you put the load into something, that thing was called a vehiculum, which was a "means of transport." And now you know how the word "vehicle" got here.


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