Friday, December 05, 2008

Reasons to like the Motor City

If you play your radio buttons right (hey, kids, remember radio buttons?), you're never more than about two or three minutes from a traffic report. This core component of local journalism has produced one of my favorite lexical additions of the past year: "gawker delays," or more elegantly "gawkage." The traffic reports rely on a casual matter-of-factness, evidenced in this morning's gem from the U's excellent public station:

696 east before Dequindre, car hood in the center lane ... don't hit that.

Please, Mr. and Mrs. Taxpayer. Help Detroit keep those car hoods coming.

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