“Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie, and Chevrolet” might need some tweaking to account for the cultural difference between the U.S. and the U.K. now that Chevy has signed a seven-year deal with Manchester United, the world’s most popular football (soccer to Americans) club starting in 2014. Chevrolet is only the fifth shirt sponsor in Man U’s 134-year history. Now, that slogan. How’s ”Cricket, bangers, spotted dick, and Chevrolet”?
Remember how everyone laughed at Volkswagens when they first came out? Nobody’s laughing now, because VW has finalized its purchase of Porsche, adding the legendary marque to the Volkswagen Group along with Audi (which just bought motorcycle maker Ducati), Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Scania, Seat, Skoda, and truck and diesel group MAN SE.
Camper van bought at public auction: $5. Entry fee to local tough trucks competition at county fair: $5. Resulting YouTube video: priceless.
The word “literally” is misused a lot these days. For example, when someone says, “I literally blew up an engine,” chances are pretty good the engine didn’t actually explode. Except in this case.
In the news business, “burying the lead” refers to missing the point of a story and instead focusing on something relatively trivial. This video, for example, is making the rounds because a lady taking a picture of a pit stop at the Indy round of the Grand Am series got knocked on her butt by the pit crew. But the real question is why was she that close to a pit stop in the first place?