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    Filed at 7:04 am under by dcobranchi

    Well, I’m mentioned in the paper anyway. 🙂

    More on ethanol, but hold on a sec. Gotta jab myself with this needle first. OW!

    Daryl Cobranchi, who identifies himself as a “pedantic chemist,” says I erred in calling ethanol “gasoline with some alcohol in it — or, depending on the grade, alcohol with a little gasoline in it.”

    Ethanol, Daryl writes, “is a type of alcohol, specifically one with the chemical formula CH3CH2OH. Ethanol is blended with gasoline in percentages ranging from 10 percent to 85 percent. Ethanol is not a fossil fuel. It is an alternative to fossil fuels.”

    Daryl, in my lexicon that doesn’t qualify as pedantry. It qualifies as being right. I used “ethanol” as a synonym for the blends — in that column, E85. Will try to be less sloppy hereafter.

    The rest of the column is worth a read, BTW.

    One Response to “I’M FAMOUS”

    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    March 24th, 2007
    at 11:04 pm

    Laughing, laughing, laughing — an excessively delighted JJ