The other day, I was stopped at a red light. As I sometimes do, I took the opportunity to use the highly-reflective back of the vehicle in front of me to check my headlights. As I was looking at the back of the vehicle I was using as a mirror, I had to laugh.
The vehicle in question is a very, very common one. But it had never occurred to me that its name was an oxymoron.
And while I’m at it, there’s another vehicle out there whose name also has an unusual property. Most vehicles’ names are singular. Occasionally, you will find a plural noun used as a vehicle name. But I can only think of one that uses a collective noun (a single noun that refers to a group of things) as its name.
No, no prizes for getting them.