People are always ranking things on a scale of 1-10. I wish there really was a scale of 1-10. You would put stuff on it and it would tell you how good it is on a scale of 1-10.
Like you’d rent a movie… “I heard this movie was supposed to be really bad, let’s see what it gets on a scale of 1-10.” Your friend would tell you his girlfriend is a perfect 10, and you would disagree, so you’d get her on the scale of 1-10. “Ha! She’s a 7! Told ya!” You’d buy a new shirt… “The lady at the store said this shirt looked great on me. Let’s check it out on the scale of 1-10… A three?!? Fuck this, I’m bringing it back!
Have you ever heard someone say “On a scale of 1-10, I give it an 11!” Or, “I give it a 0.” This person thinks they are being clever and cool by saying something is either so good or so bad that’s it’s not even on the scale… but really…. they just aren’t following directions.
There is no 11 on a scale of 1-10, that’s why it’s called a scale of 1-10. What’s wrong with you? Sometimes people throw half’s in there too. “I give it a 9 and a half.” Who said you could use half’s? On a scale of 1-10, your ability to correctly use the scale of 1-10 is a 1.
When things are ranked, they are usually ranked in a certain group of numbers. Like the top 10 is very popular, or the top 20, or maybe the top 3. You never see the top 7 of anything, or the top 11. But, sometimes people try to rank things this way. Like “Our son Jimmy finished in the top 11 of his class!” Oh come on man, just admit it, Jimmy finished #11. If he was somewhere in the top 10, you would just have said top 10. You’re not fooling anyone.Powered by Sidelines