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Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:59 pm
<this article> on the bbc website considers the linguistic trends surrounding the use of 100%, 101%, 110%, etc.
there was a time when '100%' meant total commitment.
then someone bettered that with '101%' and soon the norm was to commit '110%'
this inflationary trend has been discussed by susie dent [*] and others.
and it's clear that nowadays offering a mere '100%' effort shows less than total commitment.
and that, my friends, is why '100% risky free' no longer means 'totally safe'.
[*] for the benefit of non-uk members, susie dent is a word expert on a popular tv show called 'countdown'
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Tue Apr 28, 2009 4:47 am
Well, taxes are going up, so it is now 120%.
Don't forget, if this is on ebay, it is 130% including 150% Buy It Now.
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Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:16 am
More about 100%:
This is a strictly mathematical view point...
It goes like this:
What Makes 100%? What does it mean to give MORE than 100%? Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%? We have all been to those meetings where someone wants you to give over 100%. What makes up 100% in life? How about achieving 103%, or maybe even 118%?
Here's a little mathematical formula that might help you answer these questions:
If: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
is represented as:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26.
So, one can conclude with mathematical certainty that while Hard work and Knowledge will get you close, and Attitude will get you there, it's the Bullshit and Ass-Kissing that will put you over the top.
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