Thursday, October 22, 2009
I love how "offering" has replaced "for sale" in NPR publicity spots:
"Hewlett-Packard, now offering HP multipacks." 'Offering'? What, are they putting them on an altar? "Such-and-such, now offering a Such-and-Such engine filter." What, only one? "Home Depot, offering sanders and jigsaws at the Home Depot." Where else are they gonna offer them? At Lowe's? "McDonald's, offering breakfast items at McDonald's." This one's my absolute favorite. Breakfast items! "Yes, I'd like two Breakfast Items and a Coke, please." I'd really love to do this at an airport McDonald's. "Yes, I'll have three Breakfast Items for here, and by the way, is there somewhere I could place my Foreign Object?"