While on my way to the airport, I saw an ad for Wild Turkey bourbon, which said “Anything less is a waste of good ice”. I had that uneasy feeling that something was wrong, but I couldn’t quite say what. Then it struck me that the claim was logically equivalent to “Any worse, and it would be undrinkable”.

7 thoughts on “Turkeys

  1. Have you ever tried Wild Turkey? Wild Turkey is to bourbon what Los Angeles is to a great place to live.

  2. I think this is a more accurate translation:

    “Wild Turkey – Just marginally better than frozen water!”

  3. We love to disparage Americans for lacking a sense of irony, but I fear the boot may be on the other foot in this case. I could be wrong.

  4. While an undergraduate (at UQ, in fact) I checked out the thesis section of the library, and came upon the gem of an acknowledgement “It would be impossible to underestimate the help my thesis advisor has given me.” Sadly, I no longer recall the thesis.

  5. If only there was as much concern about the quality of English now found among “university” students, and sometimes staff?

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