Friday, January 20, 2012
Les asked, "What's the difference between fat chance and slim chance?"
I said, "I think fat chance means there's no hope and slim chance means there's some hope."
I conducted a survey with the people I encountered today and nearly all agreed that fat chance and slim chance are the same thing.
Then my friend John told me, "You've got two choices: Fat and Slim and Slim just left town."
I think that "fat chance" is usually said sarcastically or ironically.
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