Monday, February 14, 2011

This ad writer is clearly a little nuts...


Well, this is written rather awkwardly.

I get the sentiment here--elephants should work for peanuts, but you shouldn't have to.  But whoever wrote this ad didn't express that sentiment so succinctly...

Thanks to STEVE for spotting this funny ad!

And on the topic of peanuts (and cracker jack), happy pitchers and catchers report day to anyone else who treats the beginning of baseball like a holiday!  ;) 

4 comments:

Christine said...

I either had a blonde moment or it really is awkward, because I interpreted that add to mean that elephants shouldn't work for me...which made no sense whatsoever.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

LOL! You weren't having a blonde moment, Christine. That ad was so poorly written that it could absolutely be interpreted to mean that elephants shouldn't work for you! :)

Bridgete said...

My reading of it made me think that there's a slave labor conspiracy going on -- elephants are being paid in people, not peanuts. Definitely awkward. ;)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

LOL! Can we give the elephants people we don't like? I'd be in favor of dressing up certain people (*cough* landlords *cough*) in peanut costumes and saying to the elephants, "Here you go--chomp away?" ;)