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December 24, 2007
For the love of God, stop using the phrase “at the pump” when referring to gas prices. I'm serious, guys.

I have some kind of a violent, gut-wrenching reaction when I hear it, and I don't know why. I don't have a car, and I'm not directly affected by the increased gas prices (also, please stop calling it a “price hike”). I think I just don't like the sound of that phrase, and the fact that every two-bit AP news writer thinks it sounds clever means that I have to hear and read it twelve times a day.