User Comments - RagnarL
Posted on: Designated Driver for HireDecember 26, 2013, 06:21 PM
well thankfully things have changed. Years ago Designation happened in the parking lot after the bar closed. He with the fewest dwi's was "designated".
Posted on: Designated Driver for HireDecember 26, 2013, 03:44 PM
well I think you are correct that the actual translation is something like "substitute driver" but "designated driver" has been so over-used in drunk driving ad campaigns the US that is has become a set phrase of sorts. Another Americanism if you will. It didnt strike me as odd at all until you mentioned it.
Posted on: On a Wok-AboutDecember 06, 2013, 07:12 PM
Well it was kind of obvious to me that it was supposed to be a play on words referring to the Australian "walk about" and I thought it was supposed to be obvious, not an accident. The world does know about your "walk about" thing so no need for surprise.