Giving 110%

Posted September 10, 2006 by Evan Tishuk

Next time you find yourself using the phrase, "give 110%" (in relation to personal effort), consider instead saying "a billion-ga-jillion percent" or "infinity percent" because they're all equally impossible--why stop at 100 + 10 percent?


olivier blanchard ~ September 11, 2006

I tried giving it 100% once, but my hard drive crashed.

Susan ~ September 11, 2006

It's a non-issue for me, as I make it a general rule to never give more than 85%.

Evan Tishuk ~ September 11, 2006

And that's why you're a smart person Susan... If you gave 100%, where would the other amounts of energy and effort come from that are required for eating, breathing, and other life-supporting functions? I think 85% is really what people are talking about when they say 100%. Of course, 110% is still just an ignorant figure of speech.

In my next episode, I'll address the illogicality of 'I could care less'

Adam Gautsch ~ September 11, 2006

I'll follow that up with an hour long expose on 'The least you could do is...'

The thesis of this expose- if the sentence isn't- 'The least you could do is nothing' then the sentence is incorrect.

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