potel
 n.— «Others purchased service stations, but the most notable businesses were motels, many run by Indians with the surname Patel. By 1985 an estimated 80 percent of California’s independent motels were operated by Indians. They then branched out and won the concessions for over a quarter of the Days Inn chain motels. One wag labeled these “Potels.”» —by Leonard Dinnerstein Ethnic Americans Sept. 15, 1999. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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