January 11th, 2011

dark and stormy, reading

"I do not think it means what you think it means."

From today's Groupon Madison deal, $49 for Three Private Lessons, Two Group Lessons, and a Practice Party at Arthur Murray Dance Studio:

Arthur Murray has been a leading name in franchise dance since 1912, when an entrepreneur, also coincidentally named Arthur Murray, began selling mail-order dance lessons.

Hm. Considering the entrepreneur who sold dance lessons by mail was the same entrepreneur who franchised his name for a chain of dance studios, I'm not sure that really counts as a coincidence. I suppose it's possible the writer was being sarcastic or ironic or something, but I don't know, I just have this feeling that he or she just used the wrong word, or maybe forgot to add "not" to the sentence.

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