Tuesday, May 02, 2006

The Only Soquid You Eat With a Fpoon

Today, dear readers, is Productivity Tuesday - a self-declared holiday dedicated to putting my best foot forward. If all goes well, Productivity Tuesday will be a sort-of companion piece to the day I had yesterday, Drag Ass Monday.

Anyway, when I stopped into Wendy's to get Productivity Tuesday started off right, I noticed something kind of odd. You know those little cardboard signs Wendy's keeps on the table, telling you to try the 99-cent chili and all that sort of stuff? Well, the one on my table was a Frosty ad:

The Only Soquid You Eat With a Fpoon?

At first I thought it must be some kind of wordplay, like Chick-Fil-A's "Eat Mor Chikin" campaign, or the word "spork." But the longer I stared at it, the more it seemed that it was, in fact, a genuine typo. What really gives it away is the body of the text, which says a straw is "useless with something as think and rich as a Frosty." (What kind of wordplay could they possibly have been going for with THAT one?)

It's an interesting error for me to run across, given that I applied for a copy writer position with the Beau Rivage yesterday. Understand, I'm not saying copyrighter (someone who handles copyrights), I'm saying copy writer. If I get the job, I'll be handling written materials for the Beau Rivage (advertising, pamphlets, shit like that.) I still plan to go to Dallas at the beginning of June and everything, but hey, the position is available and I meet all of the criteria for it. I figured, what the hell? I've got nothing to lose. And if I happen to end up landing the job and getting a sweet gig with the snazziest casino on the Gulf Coast, I certainly won't have any objections.

And I won't be writing any materials telling people about all the tasty soquids they can eat with a fpoon either.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

J.! Maybe it's just me, but I'm still confused about what a "Soquid" is???? Help??

3:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

don't you people watch tv? it's not a typo. it's their new ad campaign. two guys are in a wendy's making up words for what they are eating. soquid = half solid half liquid and fpoon = half spoon half fork. gaaaah.

10:53 AM  
Blogger Daniel said...

I get the "soquid" and "fpoon" parts - they both show up in the TV commercial.

I still don't get the "think" part.

9:56 AM  

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