Wednesday, March 18, 2009

We're mad as hell about made-up, shortened words and we're not going to take it anymore

How angry do made-up or shortened words from ad copywriters like nitelife, donuts or lite beer? As made as the guy (or woman, it's possible) who corrected this "drive-thru" sign?

Most of us just accept such bastardization from commercial ventures, but it's good to see someone still wants to make sure everybody knows right from wrong.

Just don't get me started on the words lyricists resort to, like "pompatus" -- thanks, Steve Miller. (At the same time, thanks Simpons, for hilarity such as embiggened and cromulent)


  1. So I'm guessing you don't like the word Xmas.

  2. No, I don't, but while it is big in the ad world it actually didn't start there (from the trusty Apple dictionary: X representing the initial chi of Greek Khristos ‘Christ.’)

  3. ah c'mon. U R just bein' picky!