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A Stupid Question (okay 2)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by wrc223, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. wrc223

    wrc223 Monkey+

    Here is a stupid question that has everyone in the shop arguing over.

    How long is a couple of minutes?

    How long is a few minutes?
  2. bgner

    bgner Monkey

    Couple is 2. Few is 2 - 3.
  3. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    Not a stupid question. Couple is two, few is more then two but not to many.
  4. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    A couple of minutes is just shy of a few minutes which is however long it takes me to do whatever I said would take me just a "few minutes" but that might be an hour
  5. ditch witch

    ditch witch resident bacon hoarder Site Supporter+

    A couple of minutes is two.
    A few minutes is however long it takes me to get to where ever I said I'd be "in a few minutes". This may vary from as little as five minutes to as much as three or four hours later.
    bgner likes this.
  6. wrc223

    wrc223 Monkey+

  7. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    I was told back in prehistoric times that there's a biblical quote that says "a few, that is eight." Can't find it right off.
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