Weasel Words

Advertisers use the weasel words up to the way magicians use the phrase abracadabra to make a promise disappear, e.g. Chevrolet guarantees its power train up to 100,000 miles. Lose up to 20 pounds in 20 days. Save up to $500 a year on your electric bill. Garnier face cream makes you look up to 5 years younger. Bayer weedkiller kills lawn weeds up to 6 months. It sounds like a promise, but it guarantees nothing at all.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)