Saturday, August 23, 2008

"Pre-pay," if you know what I mean.


I'm not sure what "Drive-off" is a euphemism for, but I don't think it's very nice. Thanks, Heather.

5 comments:

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Nathan said...

Actually, this is a perfectly acceptable use of quotations. The terms "drive-off" and "pre-pay" are not words found in the dictionary.

TootsNYC said...

The first set of quotes is actually kind of nice, since "a drive-off" is sort of jargon.

But the second one isn't necessary (bcs although "pre-pay" is not in the dictionary, the prefix "pre" is, which means it can be added with impunity to almost any word--and usu. you don't need a hyphen).

Frank Gibson said...

Yeah, I'm with nathan on this; I think this is one rare example of quotes being used correctly.

Matt Algren said...

A drive-off is when someone pumps "gasoline" and then drives off without paying. It's a real problem in "some" areas.

I do find it necessary to point out the misuse of the word "pre-pay". It should say "Must pay before pumping gas" or "Must pre-pay when purchasing gas", not "Must pre-pay before pumping gas" because obviously you can't pre-pay AFTER you pump the gas.