‘Life sentence’ sentenced for lifetime usage

Even if ‘life’ sentence doesn’t always literally mean life, there’s still good reason for calling it a life sentence.

Is it right to use the term ‘life sentence’ for a prison sentence, given this rarely means actual life imprisonment?

It doesn’t matter that a life sentence in our modern times often isn’t literally a life sentence but has an ending or discharge date.

The words “life sentence” is legal and judicial terminology.

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Is this theft anywhere?

It’s thieving if you try to swap merchandise across two different stores.

“I just took a warm bottle of Coke that one store sold me and put it in the cold fridge of another store and took their cold one. Did I commit theft?” — Swapper, 31 May 2017

Let’s break the situation down to remove the red herrings:— Continue reading “Is this theft anywhere?”