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Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Who Knew Salad Could Be So Racy? Sign Language Saturday On A Tuesday

Photo Dept. of Nance

Great sense of humour over at the ad agency in charge of the layout of this ad, which arrived in my mail today for a local grocery store.

Too bad it's the Baby Spinach that's "washed & ready to enjoy."  What a missed opportunity.

23 comments:

  1. Okay, I'm having a slow-Hannah day. I don't get what the missed opportunity is.

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  2. But....butt? Whutt?

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  3. O.K., was the "Sweet Butt" pic cut off and really said "Sweet BUTTer lettuce"? Either way, whoever does the ad layouts needs to start looking for another job.

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  4. Yikes. Perhaps I should take this post down! Yes, it's "Sweet Butter" lettuce in the partially obscured bag. And the fact that it's next to another bag that advertises "washed and ready to enjoy", which would be REALLY funny were it describing a "sweet butt"...oh, never mind. It loses so much humour if I have to explain it.

    If it had any in the first place. Which I thought it did. Sigh.

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    1. FWIW, I got a really good laugh out of this.

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    2. Bridget--YAY! Thanks. So did Jared and Sam. Glad someone else gets it!

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    3. Dear Nance, it is indeed pretty funny, but I think some people don't take language as both literal and figurative. Can I cheer you up with some chat from our house? When I leave to go shopping or whatever, I usually tell my daughter "I'm off now," followed up by "But of course, you know that." We've also been known to announce as we come home from the store, "Sorry, but they were all out of hemlock." And, tiny bit racy, we sometimes walk through a "private community," mostly populated by old fogies, and their speed bumps in the road are marked as "speed humps." We laugh, in a loving way.

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    4. Kate--What a coincidence! I used to use the "I'm off...but you already know that" salvo all the time myself! Where did we get it, I wonder? Sounds very Marx Brothers-esque, or something from "Young Frankenstein." Naturally, I'd prefer to think we both hit on it ourselves and share a similar sense of humour. Yes, let's do go with that last one.

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    5. We use a variation - "I'm off... Plus, I'm leaving." Ha!

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    1. kathy b--Oh, good. Me too.

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  6. That's funny-- and for once not a stupid mistake. Just funny. Good catch.

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    1. Ally Bean--Thanks. I looked online at the Giant Eagle grocery ad, and the layout was entirely different. Ditto for the ad in-store (I stopped in yesterday to pick up a couple of things). Obviously, someone caught on and pulled it in time to correct the flyer before it went anyplace else.

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  7. I find this really funny too and now I'm going to be looking more closely at our grocery ads. I find it to be close to genius!!

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    1. Vera--Hee hee. I'm glad I didn't miss it. Apparently, someone didn't appreciate it since it was swiftly corrected for other venues.

      So much more satisfying than a grammatical or spelling error!

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  8. So funny! I love catching an oops like that. AND I'm reminded that I need to stock back up on baby spinach (although now I'm strangely disturbed by the thought - ha!).

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    1. Bug--Right? Baby spinach and butter lettuce will forever be linked in a Compromising Connotation.

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  9. I got it, I got it!

    Oh my goodness, I have a little over a week until my huge event is over and I cannot wait until the damn thing is just done already. Even if it's a disaster, at least I won't be preparing for it any longer!

    How are you my dearest? I hope you and your family are well.

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    1. Gina--But did it make you laugh, or at least smile? I certainly hope so.

      I've been wondering about you and missing you. We're all doing just fine up/over here in NEO, despite Winter annoying the hell out of us still. I'll catch you up in an email soon, and once your event is a fait accompli, I expect to be caught up on you and your family as well.

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  10. Your comment on the CABIN Fever on my blog, made me feel sane. Thanks! Cant tell you how good that feels!! WINTER.....must end!

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  11. Oh, dear. I just saw your reply. I *did* think it was funny! Just a case of me being dense (read: a butt!) and taking it as more of a rant against carelessness rather than your (now) obvious intention. I am far too literal sometimes. Or maybe my concussion is having lingering effects, lol.

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    1. Ortizzle--You are far from dense. About anything. Maybe you are stuck reading in Teacher Mode!

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