Fill ’er up! This headline, which appeared on the front page of a USA Today Money section, has an efficiency deficiency.
I’m no efficiency expert, but I can tell we’ve got a case of “addition by subtraction.” We’re minus an i in fuel-efficient. By subtracting one letter, the headline writer has added fuel to the fire.
A fuel-efficient car will, one hopes, be productive without waste. Isn’t it ironic, then, that haste made waste in this headline? I say we expand this “waste line.” Add an i. I’d be pumped.
Our bumpy road trip is over, readers. I’m out of gas.