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#1 Simply a quaint term of reference or approximation as opposed to an actual measurement; quite like 'winning by a nose', 'country mile', 'finger of scotch', 'ear full', or a 'butt load'. A 'baker's dozen' however, is an actual number.
Release Hold the mayo please.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-01-26 02:39||
#2 BLT, tender memories.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2013-01-26 05:46||
#3 And remember 1 metre is equal to 117.647058824 barleycorn.
Posted by Procopius2k 2013-01-26 09:37||
#4 Well I'm inspired. I want to sell sandwiches by the cubit, name the place Stanley's Cubits.
The Spartacus would be your Italian style.
The Shining would be the cold turkey.
Posted by swksvolFF 2013-01-26 11:08||
#5 A one foot sandwich should be on average one foot, not consistently under it.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2013-01-26 11:08||
#6 Clearly the mistake everyone is making is in thinking what is meant is twelve inches, instead of the length of the marketing guy's shoe.
Posted by trailing wife 2013-01-26 12:31||
in their defense, men have lied about "length" since...forever
Posted by Frank G 2013-01-26 12:44||
#8 Now go sue the lumber yard for decades of 2x4's that aren't really 2 or 4. Jackasses have to find something to bitch about, and you'll always find a lawyer willing take your money.
Posted by rob06 2013-01-26 13:21||
#9 This is a lawyer's dream case - no actual list of people who have bought a foot long and got "cheated", so all the money Subway pays has to go to - the lawyers.
Posted by Rambler in Virginia 2013-01-26 13:37||
#10 not exactly "America at its finest". I didn't notice anyone complaining about Subway sandwiches for the last 10-20 years. I doubt there's any regulation that says a sandwich must be accurate to one millimeter length.
Posted by Raider 2013-01-26 13:46||
#11 Not yet Raider. Lets see if Subway has made the appropriate -er- political contributions....
Posted by CrazyFool 2013-01-26 14:01||