It’s a matter of semantics

Filed under: @ 6:26 pm

Okay, I promise I’ll get it together to post a more, well, *meaty* discussion here in a bit, but I just have to get this one off my chest.

Listening to the radio with a casual ear this morning I heard one of those obnoxious “Play our game and win fabulous prizes” type ads that are so popular with the lottery folks.

It ended with “If you don’t play, you can’t win!”

To which I, without even thinking about it, replied:

“Yeah, and if you don’t play you can’t lose!”

Taking “you can’t lose” as a synonym for “you’ll win!” makes those ads a good deal less toxic in my opinion.

The game is rigged, the house always wins. Don’t play, you can’t lose!

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