Linguist, lexicographer, radio host, public speaker

“Taking a ride,” by Fudgeman, from

;Hitch-hiking, generally a popular form of getting around in the northern hemisphere, is ill-advised in our country. Firstly, it is totally unpredictable. Today you might get a ride within three minutes, whereas yesterday at the same time or place you stood for three hours. Most frequently, the car which does stop is dilapidated and already overflowing with passengers. Generally money is demanded towards the end of the journey—the driver obviously not understanding the very concept behind needing to hitch. This is the point at which you may have to part with your jacket or shoes.

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Grant Barrett