Friday, January 22, 2010

It's Exhausting


funny word of the day: muffler

Definition from Merriam-Webster:

muf·fler
Pronunciation: \ˈmə-flər\
Function: noun
Date: circa 1536

1 a : a scarf worn around the neck b : something that hides or disguises
2 : a device to deaden noise; especially : one forming part of the exhaust system of an automotive vehicle

muf·flered adjective

In high school, I drove a 1980 Datsun 310GX hatchback. I bought it from my sister for $107 and, though it was a clunker, it got me around (barely). One day I heard a really loud scraping sound and when I pulled into a parking lot, a man told me that my muffler was hanging off the back of my car and hitting the ground when I drove. It was completely rusted. My mechanic warned me not to drive more than 10 miles from my home in that car. But I kind of miss it now that I don't have a car at all.

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