Skip to comments.7 Millionaire Myths
Posted on 08/15/2010 2:55:20 PM PDT by prisoner6
We all have are preconceptions about millionaires: they're tax evaders who just inherited their money from rich Aunt Flo, and they hang around the golf course all day with their snobby, elitist friends. So what's the average millionaire really like? Here are seven millionaire myths, and the real facts about the ones who seem to have it all.
(Excerpt) Read more at finance.yahoo.com ...
5. Millionaires All Drive Fancy Cars
You can get that idea of the rich guy in a fancy German car out of your head when you think of a millionaire: They actually drive a Ford, with the carmaker topping the millionaire preferred car list at 9.4 percent. Cadillacs run second on the millionaires' favorite car list, and Lincolns third according to onmoneymaking.com.
Bold is mine.
As a FORMER Chrylser guy...next car will porbably be a Ford or some other make made mostly in the south of midwest. Hyundai, Kia, Subaru et al.
Or a Ford.
And no, I'm about a million dollars from being a millionaire!
Then again I'm the LAST one to complain about typos with my severe dyslexia
Took me a few minutes to post this, and I'm certain I have typos!
Yes, it’s spelled “are” instead of “our” on Yahoo.
So I should trust this “journalist” in her assessment of millionaires when she and her editors can’t pass a 2nd grade grammar test?
BTW ongoing debate about including the period inside the quotes in the above. Last I heard it was up to the writer. Style guides I use in news skirt the issue.
Most likely a product of public education or someone depending on spell check!
Don’t be too hard on her.
It passed her spell-check.
< / sarcasm
That’s what happens when people let computers do their thinking for them.....
Something made in the U.S., not necessarily by a US company, and certainly not by a company owned by 0Dumbo. Ford, Toyota or Honda come to mind. I've gained new respect for Ford for not drinking Hussain's Kool-Aid during the bailouts.
The period definitely belongs inside the quotation mark. That’s the rule. Period.
True story: I knew a wealthy timber-baron type gentleman who would put off buying a new truck until his current vehicle wouldn't drive anymore.
The one time I knew him to buy a new truck, he got it home, pulled out a shovel and hit it several times, just so he wasn't worrying himself about scratching it.
And believe it or not, that wasn't the most hilarious thing he ever did. There was one thing that, to this day, was one of the funniest things I've ever seen or heard of.
Sigh...My slight exposure to French...
Will that work as an excuse?
BTW I'd enjoy a discussion on when to include punctuation inside quotations, especially at the end of a sentence.
Bear in mind I daily have to deal with writers using phrases such as "drowned to death" in one instance or "flags at half mast" when intending to refer to flags being flown at half staff.
I am easily distracted!
“BTW ongoing debate about including the period inside the quotes in the above. Last I heard it was up to the writer. Style guides I use in news skirt the issue.”
Universal American usage places commas and periods inside the quotation marks, with minor exception;
He signs his name with an “X”.
Yeah, Ozero is planning on sending in his union thugs to take Ford down. That is the ticket, cannot beat them in the free market, resort to extra regular methods to take out the competition.
Would it be acceptable to end a sentence with something similar to this?
The sailor's last gasp was "What happend...mama what happened?"
Bonus if anyone knows that quote from a 1960's film starring Steve McQueen.
Bullet ... and can we also have an argument on the use of commas? LOL