"explicit implication"

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Mon Apr 28 23:26:43 UTC 2008

The current flyer from Trader Joe's (a grocery chain) has an item that begins:


nothing but Sea Salt
Bagel Chips

We don't mean to imply that these Bagel Chips are made with only salt.
Our explicit implication is that they are *topped* with "nothing but"
sea salt.


Mark Mandel

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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