Decoding UFOs, Big Rigs, and BBQ

UFOs, Big Rigs and BBQ

What is a UFO?

UFOs (unidentified flying objects) have captivated the imagination for decades, sparking conspiracy theories about aliens and other extraterrestrial life. Some believe UFOs are spaceships from other planets that have visited Earth. Others think they are merely strange atmospheric phenomenon.

While governments and independent researchers have investigated UFO sightings, no official investigation has conclusively proven that UFOs are real physical objects or of extraterrestrial origin. In fact, many reports of unexplained phenomena have turned out to be simple weather balloons or the result of camera tricks.

UFOs are now making headlines as members of Congress lead a bipartisan effort to collect and declassify government records related to the subject. Although the acronyms have changed, UFO and UAP remain the same. The change from UFO to UAP reflects the broader nature of the phenomenon and encourages more scientific study. UAP stands for unidentified aerial phenomena, and the term has become the preferred way to refer to unexplained sights in the sky.

What is a Big Rig?

A Big Rig is a truck that is designed to haul large amounts of freight. They are also known as semi-trucks or 18 wheelers and they consist of a tractor unit and a trailer unit that is attached to the tractor with a special hitch. Big rigs are typically used to transport goods and materials long distances, often across multiple states. They are usually driven by experienced and professional truck drivers who must be familiar with the ins and outs of driving such a large vehicle on the road. They must be able to stay within the lanes and make U-turns when necessary while avoiding speeding and other dangerous behaviors. They also must be able to stay on the road without idling too much as this can cause internal engine problems.

What is a BBQ?

Barbecue is a METHOD of cooking food over indirect heat with smoke, usually in steel closed pits. The word is also used to describe a particular dish cooked using this method or a social gathering where barbecue is served.

It has become a popular cooking technique for outdoor cooking as well as for indoor ovens and wood burning stoves. Today it is practiced worldwide in homes, restaurants, and at professional competitions and events.

Some barbecue snobs insist that only low and slow meat prepared with a pit can be called barbecue. These people are missing the point of what barbecue is and are sadly misrepresenting this wonderful food.

The word barbecue comes from the Taino Indians of the Caribbean who invented a way of preserving and smoking fish, lizards, and alligators by suspending them on an elevated wooden rack over a fire. Later the term was applied to whole animals, like sheep and cattle, roasted in this fashion by colonial America farmers. Lyndon B. Johnson established the barbecue as a public event in the United States by hosting the first White House barbecue.

What is a UFO BBQ?

Masami enjoyed a great yakiniku party, even though the only guest was herself. Her ufo grill did an amazing job of entertaining her taste buds while keeping her nose and clothes free of smoke. This smokeless grill is a multi-purpose cooker that can be used as a hangi, roaster, steamer, smoker and baker. All you need is water and food to cook in it. It’s also very light and portable, making it ideal for boating or camping.

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On-the-road Vehicles and Mobile Living

UFOs, Big Rigs and BBQ


A trailer is a vehicle that is designed to carry property and which may be drawn by a motor vehicle. It may also be equipped with living quarters, but these are secondary or incidental to the primary function of the trailer as a vehicle for transporting property. Trailers can range from small units capable of carrying one to three animals and able to be pulled by a pickup truck or an SUV to large semi-trailers that can haul a significant number of animals. Trailers are often parked in residential zones, and some require permits to park overnight.

These examples are selected automatically from various online sources to reflect current usage of the word ‘trailer.’ Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors.

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