Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2003 22:36:00 GMT
From: 'nuther Bob  <>
Subject: Re: 9-5 Gas Mileage?  Urgent

On 17 Jul 2003 18:47:59 GMT, Gary Fritz <> wrote: >David Taylor <> wrote: >> I'm just having a quirky moment but if the americans call petrol >> (gasoline) "gas", what do you guys use as a word for Gas? You can't >> call it gas because gas and liquid are different and you can't use the >> same word for totally different things! Actually, it's not really an issue because they don't sell LPG in very many places. Usually though, we call it LPG. We call gasoline "gasoline". But, since that's three syllables, we shorten it to one: "gas". There's no confusion, because there's no alternative. BTW - the gas has to be turned into a gas before you can burn it. So, in a way, you fill your car with gasoline but it runs on gas. Bob

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