Mighty Red Pen

April 25, 2007

Gulliver’s baby, and fare versus fair

Filed under: Overseen,Word wars — mighty red pen @ 12:04 pm

Gopher shared this press release, saying, “It conjures up a mental image of all these people gathering around a baby sired by Gulliver. And using the word ‘colossal’ is just adding the to imagery.”

MultiVu Video Feed: “World’s Largest Baby Massage” Teaches Parents How to Bond With Baby

NEW YORK, April 14 /PRNewswire/ — During the 2007 American baby fare [sic] in Dallas, Palmer’s Cocoa Butter formula will host an unprecedented, colossal and baby-friendly event. Hundreds of parents and their babies will gather to set a one-of-a-kind newborn record for simultaneous baby massage. 

And don’t even get me started on the use of the word fare instead of fair. Okay, here’s the deal on that: fare is food (among other things), fair is a carnival (among other things). I take it they were not eating the babies, no matter how big and tasty they appeared.



  1. Perhaps they didn’t get it wrong. After all they will be nice and tender once they rub them down with all that the sweet sweet cocoa butter.

    Comment by Molie — April 25, 2007 @ 5:20 pm | Reply

  2. I am sad that mybaby hasn’t responded to this post. It’s the perfect post for him to comment on!

    Comment by Molie — May 1, 2007 @ 6:24 pm | Reply

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