Sajeev, not sure if you’ve noticed, but I’m seeing a new trend in auto advertising. “MPG” is beginning to be used as a noun. As in, “the new CX-5 gets 31 MPGs” (punctuation intended). Only in the last year or so, have MPGs (plural) been spoken instead of “miles per gallon”.
Weird. Anyway, random thought. Love the site.
To those who feel jilted by the lack of serious automotive content on today’s Piston Slap, go ahead and ask for your money back. But seriously, this is a fun question. And it’s why I created this series!
I think MPGs became “a thing” because we need to promote fuel economy. This is a hot button issue for everyone. So everyone wants to talk about it, quickly and efficiently in marketing/advertising materials. It’s the path of least resistance, much like using “Fishes” incorrectly. And now we have Ford Tauruses on NBC…but I cannot Google the word “Lexuses” and get a quality hit? Maybe because Lexii sounds way cooler than Taurii.
Oh hell, I donno. Take this baby home, Best and Brightest.
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