This weekend, we went to Tuna to see Memaw and Papa George for Mother’s Day. Sean really wanted to pack his own bag, so I let him. When I checked his duffel bag, he had packed some favorite stuffed animals, several books and a Lightning McQueen diecast car. But no underwear. Everyone has their priorities. Depending upon the trip, I might choose books over clean undies too.
When he was finished packing, he zipped up his bag and announced, “I got all my stuff in it! But I’m going to call it a STUFFel bag!” Totally cracked himself up. And his mother too, who loves a good play on words.
With all due apologies to the town of Duffel, we like our name better and will henceforth refer to said bags as stuffel bags.
On the way back from Tuna, as we drove along the local super highway in the HOV lane, it occurred to me that High Occupancy Vehicle is not that accurate of a description because most of the cars you see only have two people in them. In my view, two is not exactly a high rate of occupancy.
I think they should have named it the MOV lane for Multiple Occupancy Vehicle – a more accurate description, plus the marketing folks could sell it as the “move” lane, playing off the idea that the lane is “supposed” to “move” traffic. TXDOT should really check with me on these things first.
Note: Quotation marks in use to denote lame concept and implies eye roll.
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Does your family have any new and improved words?