Did you know there’s a specific word for throwing or ejecting something from a ship, aircraft, or vehicle? Yes, that word is jettison. Okay, it doesn’t always mean that. It can mean simply to cast aside or abandon. But really, you could just say “cast aside” or “abandon” in those situations. Let’s reserve jettison for the heavy duty, technical act, such as jettisoning your coffee cup from the car window. No, wait. Please don’t do that. I like that you can’t inadvertently jettison. It’s a deliberate act. James Bond might jettison the blonde from the seat next to him if she doesn’t suit his fancy any more. I wonder if any of the Titanic survivors used this word. As in, “Let’s jettison from this sinking ship and take to a lifeboat!” Maybe not.