Tuesday, December 17, 2002

More fun with English

Here's something that's somewhat related to my previous entry:

My car is a late-model Olds Bravada. When I turn the ignition key, all the warning lights cycle on as part of the self-test the car runs (as they do in virtually all cars). Included in that is an indicator light that illuminates the following message:

CHECK GAGES

Now, maybe I'm just behind the times here, but I've never thought of that word as spelled "GAGES". So just for the heck of it, I Googled the phrase, and it's pretty darned popular. Apparently, thanks to the plate tectonics involved in language, English is shifting beneath me.

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