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Random Semantics-related Question

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by cardpire, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. cardpire

    cardpire Member

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    So, let's say you're in a March Madness office pool:

    Midway through the pool, you make a deal with somebody...."If I win, you get 10% of my winnings".

    Let's say, entry to pool is $100, 1st place is $1000.

    Do I owe him $100? or $90 (10% of (prize minus entry fee))?

    How would you interpret it?
     
  2. Mr. Clutch

    Mr. Clutch Contributing Member

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    I would say $100 because $1,000 is your winnings.
     
  3. cardpire

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    That's what I think. The entry fee is property of nobody once it's in the pool. "Profits" would obviously mean option B.
     

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