Sunday, December 31, 2006

You Know What I Hate?

(I knew you've been wondering.)

It's when some marketing department (like Vonage's this morning) writes "Save up to 50% or more on your phone bill!"

Aargh! You can write "Save up to 50 %" or "Save 50% or more," but combining the two makes no sense!


  1. but it can still be an accurate statement

  2. Sure it makes sense - it means you can save any amount *except* 50%.

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  4. Nonsense, you gratuitous fault-finder! It merely majestically means that your savings may amount to less than, or (making allowances for understandable abbreviation) equal to, or perhaps more than 50%. It is a thrilling obeisance to Aristotle, and needs your support in these chaotic times.


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