Just posted the below to a blindness-related buy/sell/trade list. People were asking to see it, so here it is…
Sorry, this is bugging me a little, and Iâ€™d really like for people to put their best foot forward. Like it or not, people judge you by the words you use, so itâ€™s probably a good idea to use the right ones, so people donâ€™t misjudge you.
If youâ€™re selling something, that item is â€œfor saleâ€. Thatâ€™s s-a-l-e. You may have something to sell, thatâ€™s s-e-l-l, and the item youâ€™d like to sell is for sale, thatâ€™s s-a-l-e. Of course, you can have a boat for s-a-i-l (well,OK, s-a-i-l-i-n-g, but only if it doesnâ€™t have a motor).
So, Iâ€™d like to sail my boat, which Iâ€™d like to sell, and Iâ€™ll have it for sale at the end of its sailing voyage, but the sail is not included in the sale, sorry. This should make its selling price lower than if I included the sail in the sale. Confused yet? Isnâ€™t English wonderful?