Evenly specific

The 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid scores a row of 4s from the EPA: 44 mpg city, 44 mpg highway, combined — you guessed it — 44 mpg.

Although what’s going to happen now is that some nimrod is going to show 39.5 or something like that on the car’s monitoring device and will go yell at the dealer’s service department for about an hour for the machine’s unspeakable failure to obtain the promised number. (It turns out that an unsurprisingly-large number of people simply cannot grasp the concept of “Your mileage may vary.”)

Also, if you check the photo at the link, you’ll find at least one person simply cannot grasp the concept of grammatical numbers that are supposed to match: “To each their own”?


  1. Dan B »

    23 April 2011 · 10:17 am

    Five-of-a-kind 4s. I wonder if this would be the best hand of EPA Poker ever.

  2. Mel »

    23 April 2011 · 1:56 pm

    The other day I was hit with 5’s. In a span of 20 seconds, I had …

    Two speed limit signs, one on each side, reading 55 (4).

    I was driving 55, with three 5’s showing on the odometer (5).

    The climate display showed it was 55 degrees outside, while the radio showed I was listening to 95.5 (4)

    Then I passed a sign telling me 53rd street south was coming up in 500 feet. (2)

    For a total of, uhm, 15.

  3. CGHill »

    23 April 2011 · 3:28 pm

    And to think some people can’t drive 55.

  4. Mel »

    24 April 2011 · 9:58 am

    Well, I was going 55 … in the 45 mph zone that led to the 55 mph zone.

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