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When did the word "price" expand to become "price point"?

I wondered about this while standing in the checkout line today at Ginormousmart. While I waited, and waited, and waited, I took stock of all the things I could eat and drink that were within easy reach. The most surprising thing I found was that beef jerky costs $19.60 per pound. You could buy some pretty nice steak for that kind of money.

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sarahk809
Jun. 14th, 2011 09:20 am (UTC)
And when did "healthy" get replaced by "healthful?"

patrick_vecchio
Jun. 14th, 2011 12:25 pm (UTC)
Must be somebody liked the sound of "ful."
cougarfang
Jun. 15th, 2011 02:12 am (UTC)
Double-plus-good-ful.
nodressrehersal
Jun. 14th, 2011 12:49 pm (UTC)
Greasy fingers smearing shabby clothes.
Yeah, but you can't buy steak on impulse at the checkout counter. The longer they keep you standing there, more more likely you'll engage in an internal debate over whether one foot-long Slim Jim is gonna be enough...
patrick_vecchio
Jun. 14th, 2011 06:52 pm (UTC)
Re: Greasy fingers smearing shabby clothes.
Just for the heck of it, I picked up a Giant Slim Jim to see how giant it was. I wasn't that impressed—and the nutrition facts label was scary, something like 270 calories, with 230 of them coming from fat. Yum!
sarahk809
Jun. 15th, 2011 08:59 am (UTC)
Re: Greasy fingers smearing shabby clothes.
Yes, but you score 12 grams of protein and only 3 evil carbs, making Giant Slim Jim a super food on the protein diets! I have no idea if they're really allowed to eat Slim Jims, I'm just pointing out the inherent 'What the Heck' value of those diets--so glad they are out of vogue, for the most part. It was a pain to have to buy heavy cream for a friend who couldn't have skim milk in coffee because of her 'diet.'

patrick_vecchio
Jun. 15th, 2011 12:27 pm (UTC)
Re: Greasy fingers smearing shabby clothes.
I use that rationale sometimes for stuff I shouldn't be eating: "Yeah, but it's got 25 percent of my daily requirement of magnesium!"
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