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    Dino-gizmo

    Dear teachers,

    Reading an English book on renewable energy sources I have come across the following:

    "Imagine that carbon taxes are sufficiently high that a new super-duper low-
    carbon gizmo would cost 5% less than its long-standing high-carbon rival,
    the Dino-gizmo, if it were mass-produced in the same quantities. Thanks
    to clever technology, the Eco-gizmo’s carbon emissions are a fantastic 90%
    lower than the Dino-gizmo’s."

    What does exactly "gizmo" stand for? Is it a kind of device? What about the combination with Dino-gizmo? Does it imply that it is a kind of an old-fashioned device?

    Thank you very much.

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    Re: Dino-gizmo

    Quote Originally Posted by marvan;789129
    What does exactly "gizmo" stand for? Is it a kind of device? [COLOR=Blue
    Yes: gizmo - definition of gizmo by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

    What about the combination with Dino-gizmo? Does it imply that it is a kind of an old-fashioned device? Probably. It brings dinosaur to mind.
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    Re: Dino-gizmo

    Oil is also basically old dead decayed dinosaurs. So there is that implication as well.

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    Re: Dino-gizmo

    Thank you guys!

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