Nizzlebrill (nih’ zuhl bril) – n. The “night-day” switch on a rearview mirror.
With these days of hitting the malls, parties, discount stores and other places in the holiday shopping rush as the nights come on quicker, aren’t we glad that most of our cars come equipped with nizzlebrills? This is that little switch under the rearview mirror that will aid us in preventing temporary blindness if some idiot decides to tailgate us while driving with their high beams on. Of course, that won’t stop those glaringly bright lights from reflecting of the sideview mirrors. Using the nizzlebrill can cut down that brightness significantly until you can speed up enough to get some distance between you and these kinds of cars. If you are driving in the snowy North, the brightness might become even more enhanced by all that frosty white surrounding you. For those of us in the South, this time of year brings in lots of fog from the Gulf even as soon as the sun goes down, so we are not immune from it. So, remember to keep your nizzlebrills in good repair, and be courteous of other drivers, especially as winter solstice is approaching. The nights are longer now, but that doesn’t mean we have to always use our high beams. Not everyone lives on dark country roads, so quit acting like you do.