Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Ten Things Tuesday- It's All the Same

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:

1. Virtually
  So, they are the same but not really. Just virtually. Mitt Romney virtually won Iowa. He said so, but he didn't.

2. Nearly
  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.

5. All
  Now, to us normal people all means everything. To the government, not always. They let you round down.

6. Practically
  For all intents and purposes it is the same. Doesn't it all depend on your intents and purposes?

7. Basically
   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.


  1. Okay, I broke out laughing at number 4!

    1. I am glad I could give you a laugh, Tracy.

  2. Excellent list and funny too. I have noticed most no-name brands are not the same or just like the original.

  3. Thanks, Belle. Me too and you know we have to try it. Just to see. Cause you never know.

  4. Always seemed to me a Bratz doll was just a crackhead ho Barbie doll. Or is that vice versa? Oh well, they are basically the same thing. ;)

    1. Bratz belong in the Jersey Shore of Barbieland, that is certain.:)


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