The Either Or gig gets a bad press and it’s time to right this (or that) wrong. It’s all Either’s fault. Hate the Either. With Either multiple choices (ABCD, alright then ABC…or D) can be used. Either Land Rover Discovery, Range Rover, Volvo XC60 Or Ulrika Jonsson? Or is definitely a two horse race. Makes it simpler. Easier to bet on, better chances. Light or dark, black or white and so on and so forth. I wish that Either was also in binary code so that you could not utter an Either without an Or being in the vicinity. Love the Or. This bad guy, Either can do a runner and go solo like Han or Skid. We will leave Neither Nor for anorther day as I’ve still to make my mind up on those two. So it’s Either or Or.
Common Either Or’s are-
Coffee or tea?
Marvel or DC?
Winter or summer?
Complete lack of imagination is shown by the asker of those questions as they are so blatantly easy to answer. Either Or deserves better than that (or this) and Either Or can be chest expanded to extremes in its choices showing off the muscular beauty of Either Or. Pump those Eithers, press the Ors to the floor.
You might think Either Or is a piece of nonsense but that’s because you’ve been brought up to accept that Either Ors are boring. Well, they’re either boring or not boring depending on whether they bore you or not bore you. Four bores in one sentence, take a bore, son. Moving on from boredom to excitement let’s ramp up the tension and use a few words from the Saw franchise. As Jigsaw said- “live or die…make your choice” (with not an Either in sight)
In Search of Lost Time or Remembrance of Things Past?
Boadicea’s Chariot or Definitely not MYT?
Flip charts or slideshows?
Beckenbauer or Jack Bauer?
I would do anything or I wouldn’t do that?
Playing with figurine toys or keeping them in the box, unused, for potential future riches?
Shane Warne’s wrist or Warren Beatty’s fingertips?
I’m getting tired (non Either Or question)
Pepsi or cocaine, I mean, Coke?
The Wire or Breaking Bad?
Hansel or Gretel?
I’ve lost it now.
Dog or cat?