August 6, 2009

The Power of Vocabulary

Huckster and circus founder P.T. Barnum hung a sign in one of his sideshows reading “TO THE EGRESS.”

While the sign may have led people to think that an exotic animal lurked beyond it, this was of course, the exit. This was done either to make room for new customers or to force interested ones to buy admission tickets twice. But either way, it reminds me of the old saying: “There’s a sucker walking out that door every minute.”

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