[Ads-l] American sauce

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Thu Aug 31 17:01:07 UTC 2017

If Ivory Soap is 99.44% pure, what's the rest?


From: American Dialect Society <...> on behalf of MULLINS, WILLIAM D (Bill) CIV USARMY RDECOM AMRDEC (US) <...>
Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2017 12:57 PM
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Subject: Re: [ADS-L] American sauce


> I have no philosophical issue with extensions of use that aid in understanding.


> I find that very different to usage that is purposefully misleading (back to "97% fat-free").


> DanG


When I see "97% fat free," I mentally substitute "3% fat".

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