Groupons? What in the world are groupons?
I know it can’t be what first comes to mind…a group of tampons. I mean, really…. Who would care about those?
From what I understand, they are supposed to be group coupons. Still, the name is so dumb. It’s really stupid.
Sorry, dear readers, but this isn’t really going to be a short story. It’s more of a rant about odd words and odd slogans and things that I find just plain, well, ODD.
I mean, really. The word “groupon” doesn’t sound at all appealing. Why would I want one?
And then there is the feminine hygiene product with the “Have a happy period” slogan. Really? What man came up with that? I have to believe that was a man. “Oh, I am having such a happy period,” said no woman…EVER. (Perhaps they got the idea that this slogan wasn’t particularly popular, as I don’t recall seeing it recently.)
And have you seen the toilet tissue commercials with the little bears? “Everyone has to go, why not enjoy the go?” Sorry, but when I go, the tissue doesn’t have much to do with it. That’s more for cleaning up. For me to “enjoy the go” would require the kids actually understanding that a closed bathroom door means Mommy needs a bit of privacy.
Oh, and while I am on the subject, your flushable moist wipes might help with the cleaning, but that does not mean I want to go to Facebook and talk about my bum.
There is a pizza place around here that is geared toward kids. They had a commercial that talked about making things “funner.” Seriously? Since when is that a word? Kids sound unintelligent enough with all the text shorthand that is making its way into daily conversation. Is it really necessary for companies to use incorrect grammar in TV ads? Let’s work to make our nation smarter, people!
Oh, text shorthand…. I should not have even mentioned that!!! That is my biggest pet peeve lately. The only time I use anything other than “LOL” is when I am texting and in a BIG hurry. Or if I am trying to be funny or sarcastic. I never use it with my kids, and I don’t put up with them using it. Seriously, kids need to learn how to spell. They need to learn how to communicate in a mature fashion. Yes, they need to be kids, but they also need to know when to show maturity (and sometimes they need to know when to show more maturity than their parents show, but that’s another story.) When adults try to “communicate” with teens and tweens using text shorthand, it doesn’t help things. You want America to be taken more seriously in the global marketplace? Then you need to help turn out more serious Americans.
Just my two cents….
Sorry if you don’t like it. I can’t give change.