n. A mechanical device enabling us to get away from where we are to where we are no better off.
The marvels of modern technology include the development of a soda can which, when discarded, will last forever and a ,000 car, which, when properly cared for, will rust out in two or three years.
— Paul Harwitz
Natives who beat drums to drive off evil spirits are objects of scorn to smart Americans who blow horns to break up traffic jams.
— Mary Ellen Kelly
An American is a man with two arms and four wheels.
— A Chinese child