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Mike's Reflective Rant, Volumn 1, Issue 1:

This thread made me scratch my head a bit and come to a realization of sorts. This term, "Saving Fuel", what are we really saying? When I save money, I actuall set funds aside in an account, a drawer in my office, an IRA, a life insurance annuity or something like that.

When I buy something, I'm not saving money, I'm spending it. If I spend less, then I'm still not really saving money but simply paying less for the same value so I can spend the difference on something else. To actually save the money, well, would require me to take that sum and put it away somewhere as described above.

Souldn't what we call saving fuel actually be called, "Using less fuel"? Or instead of terming paying for less gas be described as, "Paying less for fuel"?

I'm continuously amazed at how terminology is used as psycology these days! I wonder what George Carlin would have to say about this?

And, no, I've not been drinking tonight...
 
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