Or is it?
Do you get tired of listening to it all?
People, usually trying to sell you something, doing their best to make you think
that this and that are exactly the same.
But, they use those little words so you know it isn't.
So, they can say they aren't lying
and if you don't notice
all the better.
So, here we go in no particular order:
So, they are the same but not really. Just virtually. Mitt Romney virtually won Iowa. He said so, but he didn't.
Nearly implies close but not exactly the same. On sweetsurprise.com it says sugar and HFCS are nearly the same. Than goes on to state how they aren't.
3. Almost no difference
Taking cops or fireman off the streets to save money is fine. You'll see almost no difference in safety. Just don't let your house catch fire.
4. Almost 100% certainty
I know with almost 100% certainty that I will be doing dishes tonight. But, a satellite could fall from the sky and kill me so I'm not 100% sure.
Now, to us normal people all means everything. To the government, not always. They let you round down.
For all intents and purposes it is the same. Doesn't it all depend on your intents and purposes?
So, this means at the base, it is the same. OK, I give you a monster cookie and a molasses cookie- they are basically the same thing cause they are both cookies. When you get right down to it.
8. In a round about way
This means you will get to the same conclusion, or destination, just doing it in a different way.
So, it's sort of the same, but it's not.
9. With a margin of error
This is sort of like the pollster is saying they might be off. Giving a margin of error is the same thing as saying "we might be off, but this covers our ass"
10. Just like
Just like isn't the same. It is similar. Like a barbie and a bratz doll. They are just like each other in that both are dolls that are supposed to be shaped like women, but really aren't. If you look at them, they are not at all the same.