What? At what the price??

Wardi presents guestblogger/chief tickler

Hello folkeses,

Today, whilst shopping, i found myself behind an older gent in the checkout queue.
The young lady behind the till told him how much his purchases totalled and the gent said "Cheap at half the price!"

Now i've heard this phrase many times before and always thought it sounded wrong, i mean: "Cheap at half the price!" Well... obviously!!

Why do people say it? It's a bloody stupid phrase! Surely "Cheap at twice the price" makes more sense... thus implying that even double the cost would still seem cheap, as opposed to saying that if it was half the price it would be cheaper, which is really advertising to the world you've spent money on a crash course in the bleeding obvious!

Oh well, as the old phrase says:" Too many eggs in one basket saves time" or some such waffle.

Thursday, January 12, 2006 posted by Ysblander/Glory/Kudos @ 7:03 PM