sales are projected to
increase 6.1 in 2008,
with estimated revenues
of $171 billion, compared
to $161 billion in 2006.
Gaming hardware sales grew
50% to $6.6
billion in 2007.
Sales of mobile navigation and video devices
are expected to double
to $3.1 billion in 2008.
Software sales are
projected to grow 26%
to $11.5 billion in 2008,
DVD player” sales are
projected to increase
173% to 2.8 million units.
Why are boxing rings
There is no egg in eggplant or ham
in hamburger, and neither apple nor
pine in pineapple. English muffins
weren’t invented in England, nor
French fries in France. Sweetmeats
are candies while sweetbreads, which
aren’t sweet, are meat.
Quicksand works slowly, boxing rings
are square and a guinea pig is neither
from Guinea nor is it a pig. And why is
it that writers write but fingers don’t
fing, grocers don’t groce and hammers
Televisions were the
largest component of
sales in 2007 with 16%
or $29 billion.
Electronics Sales and
ALL SAL ADS (among other things)
are not created equal
Panera Chicken Caesar Salad
560 calories, 34g fat
Chili’s Chicken Caesar Salad
1,010 calories, 76g fat
If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn’t
the plural of booth beeth? One goose,
two geese. So one moose, two meese? If
you have a bunch of odds and ends and
get rid of all but one of them, what do
you call it? Is it an odd or an end?
If teachers taught, why didn’t preachers
praught? If a vegetarian eats vegetables,
what does a humanitarian eat? In what
language do people recite at a play and
play at a recital? Ship by truck and send
cargo by ship? Have noses that run and
feet that smell?
McDonald’s Grilled Chicken
Asian Salad w/Sesame Ginger Dressing
390 calories, 12.5g fat
Wendy’s Mandarin Chicken Salad
w/Oriental Sesame Dressing
540 calories, 25g fat
Jamba Juice Power Mega Mango
420 calories, 97g sugar
Dunkin’ Donuts Lg. Tropical Fruit Smoothie
720 calories, 5g fat, 142g sugar
300 calories, 12g fat
Starbucks Classic Sausage, Egg &
Aged Cheddar Breakfast Sandwich
460 calories, 25g fat
Taco Bell Regular Style
Steak Burrito Supreme
300 calories, 14g fat
Chipotle Steak Burrito
1,193 calories, 48g fat
How can a slim chance and a fat chance
be the same, while a wise man and a
wise guy are opposites?
You have to marvel at the unique lunacy
of a language in which your house can
burn up as it burns down, you fill in
a form by filling it out, and an alarm
goes off by going on.
English was invented by people, not
computers, and it reflects the creativity
of the human race, which, of course, is
not a race at all. That is why, when the
stars are out, they are visible, but when
the lights are out, they are invisible.