Thursday, September 10, 2015

WORD OF THE DAY! 9/10/15!


turbo [terr-boh]
noun
1. Short for "turbocharger", a method of forced induction that uses exhaust to turn a turbine which, in turn, drives an intake pump that forces more air through the engine.

EX. Why is turbo used like a descriptor or adjective for all manner of super heroes, weapons and television shows over the decades? It makes sense, I suppose, if it is related to vehicles a la Power Rangers Turbo, but I swear it was used, more often than not, to describe something that was fast or powerful.

I dunno. Super Turbo Atomic Ninja Rabbit is awesome, though. If it was a real 80's cartoon, they blew all of the budget on the intro that would play at the beginning of every episode and the rest of it would involve a lot of static shots of dialogue and action scenes reusing footage/animation alongside flashing color & light. Because cheap.

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