I bought a box of ice cream sandwiches at the market today. Don’t judge me; it’s hot out. Plus, I was swayed by the fact that the box contained two different sandwich flavors: chocolate and vanilla. And if you don’t know this about me, I like a little variety when it comes to my desserts.
To clarify, it’s the ice cream part that comes in two different flavors; the outer cookie is the same chocolate flavor throughout the box.
And in that way, my box of ice cream sandwiches reminds me of then and than.
Like my ice cream sandwiches, then and than are the same on the outside:
It’s the inside that really makes them different.
If there’s an a on the inside, it’s used to compare:
In general, I like chocolate more than vanilla.
And if there’s an e on the inside, it means “at that time” or “next in order of time or place.”
Back then, I could eat ten chocolate ice cream sandwiches then ten vanilla sandwiches.
And now that we’ve got that straight, we can all enjoy this:
However, if I absolutely had to choose between cuddling and sex, and it was with the twins in the picture above, I know which activity I'd rather do than the other. And so no one would feel left out, I'd do it with one twin then the other.