even the ones i never meet are funny in print

23 06 2009

today i learned that advertisers target young people because young people are “self-obsorbant.”

i’m not sure whether that’s supposed to be “self-absorbed,” whether something about being observant was intended, or whether she was trying to explain that they absorb information readily, like sponges or three-ply paper towels. some language mutations survive in the wild, but the lack of clarity in this one makes its longevity unlikely, even though it is funny to imagine teens with extra-porous skin, absorbing their own puddles of lip gloss and dramatic effluvia.

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2 responses

23 06 2009
donnickcottage

I guess I was thinking the latter:)

23 06 2009
donnickcottage

I guess I was thinking the latter:)

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