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A Hole to China

Have a question about objective pronouns? Whom ya gonna call? Wait–is that right? Or would it be “who ya gonna call”? “Whom” may be technically correct, but insisting on it can get you called an elitist. It’s...

gas-sipper

gas-sipper  n.— «“They’re paying $50 to fill up their cars, and they see me pay my $3,” said the Frankenmuth man who recently bought a 50cc Bronc scooter. And gas mileage that can reach up to 100 miles per gallon is exactly what has...

half-pricing

half-pricing  n.— «Governor Timothy M. Kaine today issued an Executive Order to grant a temporary waiver allowing gasoline retailers to use the practice called half-pricing on older analog pumps which are technically unable to register a...

tundra daisy

tundra daisy  n.— «Like many residents of the North, I’ve found that the easiest and cheapest of all materials to recycle are 55-gallon drums, five-gallon (Blazo) gas cans and Blazo shipping crates. These versatile objects have been put to...

NEV

NEV  n.— «Neighborhood electric vehicles, commonly called NEVs, are cheap to drive, comparable to the cost of a gasoline car that gets 150 miles per gallon, and affordable.» —“Jackson City Council supports electric...

rack inversion

rack inversion  n.— «Meanwhile, independent station owners are getting squeezed. The gas they buy on the spot market, which is usually lower priced than that provided to branded stations under contract, is now higher, Langley said. This...