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. Credit: Joshua Reynolds (Public domain)
Dr. Johnson possessed an intense distaste for all things Scottish. On an excursion to Bristol, Johnson and his biographer James Boswell stayed at an inn which fell rather short of their expectations. Later, while writing in his journal, Boswell wondered aloud how he might describe it. "Describe it, sir?" Johnson replied. "Why, it was so bad, that Boswell wished to be in Scotland!"

[In 1985, a Denver hotel published an ad offering guests a "Free Hotel Room" in large trpe. The catch (spelled out in the fine print below)? "Parking $55.00/night (Parking is mandatory)."]

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