August 18, 2012

Ill-Considered Sales Pitches

“So, You’re Selling . . . . a Worm??” Given my job in real estate sales, I’m on the receiving end of any number of sales pitches. Some are quite professional; others, well, less so. An example of the latter would be this one, from my in-box earlier this week: “I am hereby offering my...
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“Stomping Grounds” vs. “Stamping Grounds”

Does anyone know the difference? I’m guessing not, because the two terms seem to be used interchangeably (“Sally went to her college reunion and revisited some of her old stamping/stomping grounds”). At least to me, the former term evokes a factory assembly line, while the latter suggests lots of bare feet in a big vat crushing...
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