Need a gallon of milk? Pack of cigarettes? How about some propaganda with your gasoline purchase?
DALLAS — Convenience store operator 7-Eleven Inc., is dropping Venezuela-backed Citgo as its gasoline supplier at more than 2,100 locations and switching to its own brand of fuel. [...]And this little fact explains their advanced thinking: "7-Eleven registered the term 'brainfreeze' in 1994 to communicate the painful joy of drinking a frozen Slurpee beverage."
7-Eleven spokesman Margaret Chabris said that, "Regardless of politics, we sympathize with many Americans' concern over derogatory comments about our country and its leadership recently made by Venezuela's president Hugo Chavez."
Frozen brains — not just a metaphor!