Gas station without pumps

2016 July 14


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I just ran across a new word: “quax”.

According to Wikipedia’s entry:

Dick Quax tweeted[6] in January 2015 about his disbelief that anyone in the Western world would go shopping by means of a train or bicycle (or by bus, ferry, etc., presumably). Twitter users responded by creating the #quaxing hashtag, defined below.[7]

The Public Address website voted quaxing as its word of the year 2015, followed by Red Peak and Twitterati.[8]
Quax, [verb; past: quaxed, present: quaxing] — to shop, in the western world, by means of walking, cycling or public transit. #quaxing
— Non-motorist (@ByTheMotorway)
26 April 2015[9]

I’ve been quaxing for decades now and expect to do so for decades more.


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