Felicity thru Lubricity (or Perils of Rhyming)

April 6, 2009 at 8:06 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

In my work, lubricity is a technical term meaning “slipperiness” – as in, a 5% blend of biodiesel adds lubricity to ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel (this is important, because low lubricity = additional wear and tear on the engine). The word shares an Indo-European root with “lubricant”. After consulting a dictionary, we learn that lubricity can also mean “instability” or “lasciviousness”. I’m sure that’s a double entendre just waiting to be exploited, but all I could manage was a simple rhyme.


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