One of my favorite George Carlin bits is one in which he picks apart euphamisms to show how they dilute the impact of impolite concepts and distance the speaker / listener from the reality of the subject. In that spirit, I present this peculiar turn of phrase I discovered this weekend. I spent Saturday evening at Pullman Square, a sort-of-mall but not really a mall in Huntington. It's set up to mimic a main street type setting, which leaves the parking building in the back of the whole deal. It was only while eating dinner that I noticed the name of the parking building:
Nick J. Rahall II Intermodal CenterIntermodal Center? I know it's a tough realization that if you're a Congressman from West Virginia all the good stuff is named after Bob Byrd but, c'mon, it's still just a parking garage!