June 18, 2003
Selling Themselves Short

A hot dog place on Lake Ontario proudly displays this slogan:

Where Quality Predominates

I guess that means you're more likely than not to get a good dog there, which isn't saying much.

Of course, this now-common use of 'quality' is already a bit ambigous. Even worthless products can be called 'quality products' as long as the seller doesn't make any assertions about the particular kind of quality exhibited.

Posted by Dr. Weevil at June 18, 2003 09:42 PM
Comments

I wanted to leave a quality comment, but, oh never mind.

Posted by: charles austin on June 18, 2003 11:06 PM

Looks like you did, and the quality sucks.

Posted by: Dr. Weevil on June 18, 2003 11:11 PM

Sounds like creeping canadianisms day.

Posted by: MommaBear on June 21, 2003 03:31 PM