Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Maths, But Not As We Know It

Since when did 25% more of 250 result in 300?


Arthur_Vandelay said...

"25% More Softening?"

Maybe what they mean is that the product softens 25% more effectively than . . . um . . . x.

(Where "x" = a competitor's fabric softener, or polenta, or my neighbour's cat, or . . .)

ToxicPurity said...

It's like "25% More!" simply means "Extra" these days, the way "literally" now means "figuratively".

Arthur_Vandelay said...

I guess nobody ever sold a sachet of fabric softener by being specific.