Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Aladdin Offer

Meaning: An unbelievably enticing sales scheme.
Pronunciation: Obvious.
Usage: The colour TV sop in the Tamil Nadu elections was an Aladdin Offer that zapped many.
Root: In the Aladdin fairy tale, the evil wizard offers a brand new lamp for the old one. The exchange offer seems so good, that Aladdin's princess takes it up without any thought.