silly adverts

Alison Murie sagehen7470 at ATT.NET
Mon Oct 27 14:29:58 UTC 2008

When "pre-owned" caught my attention some years ago, I thought it
sounded pretty silly, & was just a sort of trial balloon,but ADS
people had known of it for quite a while then.  Now I see "Certified
Pre-owned" installed in pretty permanent-looking letters on a car
agency in our town.This strikes me as beyond silly.

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