Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Your mileage may vary

I've always hated the English saying "your mileage may vary" because I intuitively misunderstand it every time I read it.

I associate "mileage" with experience. The more "mileage" a person has, the more experienced he/she is. To me the saying reads "you might disagree with the statement I made because you're so inexperienced". Every time. Even though I know it doesn't mean that, but simply "it may be different in your experience".

So it's a pretty annoying saying, in my opinion. YMMV.

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