No, just cheap. Selling 'plane tickets, the philosophy is, sell one at a low price, then the price of a ticket goes up. If you want to fly today it costs a fortune. Apparently it works for the airlines.... You pay a low price if you book a long time in advance.Hello everyone,
Does the word 'price' collocate with the adjectives "laughable" and "ridiculous" to talk about a price that is too cheap?
"$20 for a plane ticket to New Zealand? That's a laughable/ridiculous price!"
Thank you everybody for the input. Now I'm not sure I get my parameters right. I must have misinterpreted the meaning of 'laughable' and 'ridiculous'. Can I ask one more question? How would you interpret 'that's a ridiculous price" if you saw/heard the phrase somewhere, no context?If you want to call it "laughable" and "ridiculous" then fine, but it is not too cheap, it seems to be a good business practise, if you get your parameters right.
So would I. "$55 for a hamburger? That's a ridiculous price!"Ridiculous can mean laughable, but it can also mean absurd. If I hear someone say the price of something is ridiculous, I can interpret it as meaning absurdly high.