Monday, July 2, 2012

How long is a couple of days?


A recent cartoon at http://xkcd.com/ reminded me of a trip to Canada to visit my sister.

The boarder guard asked how long I would be staying.

A couple of days I said.

When are you retuning?

Friday.

Wait a minute, he challenged, that's four days from now and you just said a couple of days.

Yes, I said, a couple of days for me includes 2 or 3 or 4. I'm not strict about it always meaning 2.


Bottom Line

Imagine being stopped at the boarder for incorrectly using the word "couple".

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