"Can I get a lift?" she asked.
"Cheapness" typically conjures images of people who buy cheap goods at Wal-Mart, instead of the more expensive, higher quality goods that last longer. However, "immigrant cheapness" is more nuanced than that, existing over a continuum that goes from practical stories of sacrificing to get ahead, to just plain silly.
Yesterday, North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue said that a gay marriage ban in her state would be "bad for business" and hurts the state's "brand."
• The Notorious B.I.G., "Less Money, Mo' Problems"