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.

2 Comments »

  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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