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peteshimmon
2006-Mar-10, 06:43 PM
Another thread has indicated similar variations
in the American currency to British. For a
start we have the "only " and the more
upmarket "just ". If you see the "under "
break out the bubbly, that a whole penny less!
Then there is the mythical "up to " where one
in a thousand might indeed get this discount.
If you see the "from ", sew your pockets up.
A price is a price is a price! Grrrr...

The Supreme Canuck
2006-Mar-10, 08:51 PM
Er... what? Sorry, but you've lost me.

Roving Philosopher
2006-Mar-10, 09:08 PM
I believe he's referring to ads that say things like

"Only $19.99"

or

"Under $50" (which means $49.99)

or

"You can save up to $500" (which means most people will save about $0.12)

The Supreme Canuck
2006-Mar-10, 09:21 PM
Ah. Gotcha.

peteshimmon
2006-Mar-12, 05:46 PM
Just noticed a variation. Instead of the
"up to " we now have the "as much as ".
Must be going for a classier clientel!
Weeeelllll.....I suppose is you are making a
living gettng the hoards to buy your produce
you end up saying these things. Begins to grate
at a certain age though:(