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What is, is

M
eaningless sentences are meaningless.

See? The trouble is, meaninglessness isn't always as obvious as the above tautology. The following examples are paraphrased from AM radio advertising, but you'll find similar nonsense even in more literate media.

A donation of your car, truck or boat is tax-deductible to the maximum extent of the law.
In other words, you're allowed to deduct it as much as you're allowed to deduct it. Good news: Your toenail clippings are also deductible to the maximum extent of the law.

The Baldy Center has a 90 percent success rate at growing new hair, guaranteed!
Um, what's that about a guarantee? If you're lying about that success rate, I get my money back? But I didn't give you any money. Are you sure you know what guarantee means?
You can use this scholarship at any participating school in the world.
I have no doubt that this is true. But I have a question . . .


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