I thought this was the land of the Free? 

In the UK there are sales and specials in the shops this time of year.  One of these specials is a 2 for 1 offer known as ‘Buy One,  Get one Free‘,  or BOGOF

This is a little tongue in cheek because the term “Bog off” is a playful version of “Fuck off“. Reserved for your kids pre-moving out age. 

Then “Fuck off”  is perfectly acceptable. 

Anyway,  in America they have the same offer,  but it’s called BOGO.

So you ‘Buy One,  Get One‘.  Isn’t that just ‘Buy one‘? 

I mean,  if I  buy a car,  I get a car. That’s what buying something is…isn’t it? 

So why leave out the word’ Free‘?  It’s not like America doesn’t like that word.  

Well,  except maybe ‘sugar-free’ 

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9 thoughts on “I thought this was the land of the Free? 

  1. As every, we are two nations divided by a common language.

    I kept ranting for years about Microsoft’s English(International) language setting. 🙂

    There is English. And then there’s American.

    • That’s a baffling one that I’ve been up against ever since I got here.
      “Speak American!”.

      I don’t have the strength to point out that American isn’t a language. Also, did you know a lot of people in Vegas speak ‘Mexican’?

      (shakes head slowly)

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