Oh what a difference a preposition makes!

29 04 2010

29 April 2010

Passing by a beautician’s shop. Sign on the counter : MAKE WRINKLES DISAPPEAR. (Then in smaller letters…) for 8 hours. Was $120. Now $100.”

I thought to myself, hmm,  that’s not bad. Get rid of your wrinkles over an 8-hour time frame. I wonder how long you remain wrinkle-free?  That’s when I gave some further attention to the preposition and realized that I’d misread it (the smaller print didn’t help). It wasn’t ” MAKE WRINKLES DISAPPEAR in 8 hours” . It was “MAKE WRINKLES DISAPPEAR for 8 hours”.  Oh what a difference a preposition makes!

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