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Expensive heat!

Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:50 pm

I saw this on Craigslist tonight. A Mason jar full of wood doesn't go to far.

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Re: Expensive heat!

Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:29 pm

Bet my brother in law would spell it that way too.

Re: Expensive heat!

Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:32 pm

It's just to get your attention and to figure out the price of a cord of wood based upon the indicated prices.

Liquid quart = 57.75 cubic inches. Cord of wood = 4' x 4' x 8 ' x 144" divided by 57.75" x $150= $47875.324

Mind you that is not the delivered price. Delivered price is based upon mileage and additional labor cost for unloading and stacking. Additional fuel charges may apply.

Re: Expensive heat!

Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:30 am

Barnyard wrote: A Mason jar full of wood doesn't go to far.


...but it is easy to stack! :lol:

Re: Expensive heat!

Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:30 pm

"..go to far."

Teasing the guy about using "quart" instead of "cord" when you're using "to" instead of "too"?

Re: Expensive heat!

Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:38 pm

Bowen wrote:"..go to far."

Teasing the guy about using "quart" instead of "cord" when you're using "to" instead of "too"?

My point wasn't about the person's grammar or spelling. Some people are not good at their spelling and word usage so I wouldn't want to ridicule the person because of that. My comment was a joke about the size of the product. A quart of wood is a very small amount for that kind of money.

Re: Expensive heat!

Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:48 am

99% of my posts are tapped out one character at a time on my smartphone. It has a combination word recognition and spell check program (somtimes known as autocorrect) that works quite well, but occasionally has a miscue.

If you are not familiar with word recognition, after the first few characters of a word are typed, the program predicts what you are trying to spell and automatically completes it moving on to save time.

"To" and "too" are two words often screwed up by autocorrect and easily overlooked upon proof reading the text. "Sh*t" often appears for "shut" so I really have to pay close attention because you never know what will be inserted, usually the word used most frequently and apparently I use "shut" less.

I give everyone the benefit of doubt when it comes to spelling or grammatical errors because sometimes spell check isn't used or an autocorrect substitution is made which is simply over looked during proofreading because you knew what you meant to type.

For a little more humor on autocorrect jackpots people have gotten themselves into, look here: http://www.damnyouautocorrect.com/

Re: Expensive heat!

Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:41 am

OH OH it went over wrong. I like Joe my BIL but he would still spell it that way.

Re: Expensive heat!

Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:10 pm

beaconlight wrote:OH OH it went over wrong. I like Joe my BIL but he would still spell it that way.

Yeah, too bad some want to comment on the spelling instead of the humor that was intended for the quantity of wood.

I tnd to leav out lettrs now and thn when I typ. Not only is it quickr, but being retird and on a fixd incom, it is cheapr than buyng all thos vowls. :lol:

Re: Expensive heat!

Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:06 pm

Bill you remind me of an Email a ways back the words had the first and generally last letters right and the rest what ever. You could still read the story and understand it. It was the most amazing thing.

Re: Expensive heat!

Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:07 pm

That was what happened to me when I first read the ad, I saw what I expected to see and that was a cord and not a quart. Took me awhile to figure out what Bill was referring to ... course once I realized what the guy had written it was kinda humourous.

Spelling and typos can create some rather funny situations. Course my English Grammar teacher would probably blow a gasket if she was still with us ... :roll:

Re: Expensive heat!

Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:37 pm

I found humor in buying wood by the quart at that price.

Then I tried to figure out what he really meant and I was stumped (sorry :roll: )

I thought maybe cord but that seemed so far removed from quart. But I couldn't come up with anything else.
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