Saturday, 24 January 2009

This is just too much fun

Some enterprising blogger pokes fun at advertising. ADmonishments will probably never lack for material. I think I will be making regular visits to this one.

Here's a recent offering.

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Because nothing says clean like KKK.

Check it out.

Thanks to the author of The Superfast Reader for pointing me in that direction.


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7 comments:

bryngreenwood said...

Frankly, I'm surprised this business isn't in Florida. In 8 years in Florida, I was alarmed by the number of businesses that were comfortable having KKK initials. It seemed like every business that should have had a C in its name had a K. Kash n Karry. Kwik Klean Kompany. Kountry Kitchen.

Edward Willett said...

At Harding University in Arkansas, where I went to school, there was a social club called Kappa Kappa Kappa.

A black student once gave a very funny chapel talk in which he recalled walking across the campus for the first time and seeing someone wearing a KKK T-shirt coming toward him...

Janet said...

iryn, It seems to me that the fifties and sixties spawned an enormous number of businesses with deliberate misspellings. I guess they thought it was cute. It makes me cringe, even without the unfortunate connotations of all those K's. I wonder how many businesses in the south deliberately went after the triple K.

Ed, I wish I had heard that speech. But of course, I wasn't around in the forties. *ducks and runs*

Jared said...

See also FAIL Blog.

Janet said...

Oy, Jared. That was totally weird.

kimmirich said...

Ouch! Would think they see that and change.

Janet said...

Kimmi, a scarier thought is that they have noticed and don't care. Granted, changing a business name is an undertaking, but still... That name is so tacky even without the racist connotations.

 

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