Lauren Krueger & Matthew David Brozik

Coupon

In Definally on August 8, 2011 at 9:00 am

Definally. has touched upon the topic of coupons before, but somehow neglected to address the most basic coupon question of all: Is it kyoo-pon or koo-pon?

It’s koo-pon. Why? Because when you’re buying, say, toothpaste with a shelf price of $4.29, and you present to the cashier a slip of paper from your Sunday newspaper color insert that entitles you to a discount of $2.00 (courtesy of the manufacturer), which entitlement the store then doubles, so that your total savings is a full four dollars, bringing the final cost of the toothpaste to a whopping 29 cents (plus applicable tax)… you have pulled off what the French call a coup [koō]!

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  1. THANK YOU. It raises my hackles when I hear that “kyoo-pon” business. And I assume that the speaker is ignorant.

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