Why Being the Largest Isn’t Always Best

Added on by Karen Wilson.

A Croatian tourism slogan claims that they have “The Second Largest Wall in the World.” Does this sound right to you? No? Why do you think it doesn’t work?

Can a wall be largest? Largest by what measure?  It can be the longest, widest, highest but not the largest.  Choose “large” to describe a house, a dog, a nose…you get the picture.  

Besides, who wants to be second anyway?