A story the other day in Boston about a truck that was too tall just biting the dust inside a tunnel yielded this odd quote:
“It’s unbelievable,” LeBovidge said. “He just cremated himself and the tunnel was solid as a rock.”
Given that cremated means “burned to ashes” and you can see for yourself that the driver was not burned to ashes, I started wondering what Massachusetts Turnpike Authority director Alan LeBovidge could have meant by “he just cremated himself.”
Mister MRP says this is impossible, but I seem to remember growing up that cremated was a popular slang term used in team sports, as in we totally cremated them. Mister says the term is creamed, as in we totally creamed them. Well, I said, creamed just sounds like an abbreviation of cremated, right?
We agreed about creamed but could not agree about this use of cremated, so I put it to you, dear readers. Anyone know what MRP was talking about?