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The Critical Palin Question

I still don’t feel like I know enough to enter the Palin debate.  But I have been watching YouTube videos of the Iron Dog snowmobile race in Alaska.  Quite amazing stuff — a nearly 2,000 mile race that has at times been decided by one second.  Anyway, my crucial question is this: I’ve always called those vehicles “snowmobiles.”  Palin and other in Alaska call them “snow machines.”  Could any readers explain?


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