Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Whiz with Wizz

The Hungarian carrier Wizz Air, which markets itself as the biggest no-frills airline in Central Europe, plans to add routes to Riga. "We are aware that Wizz is slang for urination," said a Wizz spokesman, "so we feel it is especially apropos for us to carry tourists to and from Riga, which is known throughout the industry as the urination destination."
A journalist in the back of the room asked for the meaning of "apropos," and the spokesman conceded she had just learned the word through Dictionary.com's Word of the Day program and had been dying to use it in public.

4 comments:

  1. I know what apropos means. It means pertinent. Count said I didn't know. But I know. See.

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