Thursday, April 19, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #7


Thirteen Advertising Translations


1. Less fat! [More carbs!]
2. Improved taste! [We added more sugar]
3. Costs less! [Because there’s less in the package]
4. Improved packaging! [Harder to open]
5. Vitamin fortified! [Tastes like medicine]
6. Made with real juice! [From half of a very small lemon]
7. No salt added! [It’s naturally full of salt, we didn’t put any more in, though]
8. No sugar added! [But you’ll wish there was.]
9. 30% more, Free! [Because we upped the price]
10. Kids love it! [Because it’s bad for them.]
11. Part of a complete breakfast! [If you ate for four people]
12. No cholesterol! [But there’s plenty of other bad stuff in it.]
13. All natural! [Except for the preservatives.]


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25 comments:

Gina Ardito said...

"For a limited time!" (until we decide to make it permanent) :-)
Thanks for the giggle!

Rhian / Crowwoman said...

okay sweets - i have a REAL appreciation for this post! Yes - the wonderful world of spin doctoring.....

Elle Fredrix said...

hah. Great list. Packaging is my pet peeve. Everything you buy these days is over packaged. I shouldn't need to keep a machete in the kitchen so I can open a package.

Debora Dennis-Mills said...

Thanks for setting the record straight! And thank god I'm not the only one who has trouble opening some of these packages!

Jennifer Shirk said...

Now THAT was a funny Thursday 13!

Rhonda Stapleton said...

ROFL--good list...amazing how advertisement can slant things like that, isn't it??

Daisy Dexter Dobbs said...

LOL! I like #8--No sugar added! [But you’ll wish there was.]

Ain't that the truth! ;-)

Wonderful list, Jennifer!

Robin L. Rotham said...

Boy, you hit all those nails right on their heads. :D

Anonymous said...

Two for one! (Because both products are worthless)

Bernadette Gardner and Jennifer Colgan said...

LOL Rene! I forgot that one!

I ALWAYS open the wrong end of things. DH has a fit, but I never look at the package until it's too late to obey the command to 'Open other end!'

Tempest Knight said...

Too funny! *rofl*

R.G. ALEXANDER said...

That was hysterical!

Jennifer McK said...

OMG!!!! These are great! And how about "Low Carbs--approved by the Atkins diet" means tastes like poop.

I love these. They kill me.

Amanda Young said...

Lol. Isn't that the truth. There's always a catch.

Christine said...

These are awesome! My husband and I will make fun of ads like this sometimes. It's also fun to teach our children that what ads tell us aren't always what you think they mean.

I hope that makes sense, I have a headache and can barely think right now. :(

Heather said...

ROFL - great list!

Crystal Jordan said...

Number 1: Sad but true. It's criminal!

Donica Covey said...

Great layout! Love the 13 things for today.

Have a great one!

Donica

Kissa Starling said...

That 'all natural' one gets me. They aren't regulated enough.

Bernadette Gardner and Jennifer Colgan said...

"Low Carbs--approved by the Atkins diet" means tastes like poop.

ROTFL - ain't it the truth!

Jennifer Elbaum said...

LOVE your translations! Great list!

Dayna_Hart said...

Oh...whenever I need a grin I come by your blog, and this 13 made me laugh. You rock!

Amy Ruttan said...

That is too funny and so true. Diet Coke is way worse than regular Coke but it's less calories.

Great list! Happy TT thanks for dropping by mine.

ERiCA said...

LOL. Funny =)

Sparky Duck said...

now this is a great list

new and improved?

of course how can it be new and improved all at once?