February 1st, 2012

Coupling - Stuck in the Giggle Loop


Just seen a sign that says, in the event of fire, "please go to the nearest and closest exit." Just trying to work out if there's any sense in which "nearest" and "closest" don't mean the same thing (there isn't some "ten items or less"/"ten items or fewer" point of pedantry going on here, is there?), but not having any luck. So it seems to be a bit of an unnecessary tautology... *g*