Sunday, June 28, 2009

Funny Foods

Sometimes we see things at the store and they just beg to have their picture taken.

Today we have Demy’s salad dressing which is “As good as it takes.”

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Also, Spicy Trade’s “Onion Bowder.” Yum, yum, yum.

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I always just wonder how difficult it would be for these companies to run their ideas past a native English speaker before marketing them. There are plenty of English speakers available around here. Ones that know that powder is spelled with a ‘p’ and that “as good as it takes” doesn’t really make sense.

I will admit that “as good as it takes” almost sounds catchy. That’s the problem, though: it only almost sounds catchy. After you think about it for a minute you realize you have no idea what they are trying to say.

As good as it gets? As good as it tastes?

They’re as good as it takes, so they aren’t interested in being the best? They want to get by with the least amount of effort required? Only as much as it takes and nothing more?

Sign me up for that salad dressing! They’re going for mediocrity.

Truthfully we usually make our own salad dressings because Demy’s is the only reasonably priced stuff out there—we tried it, and it’s not great. Everything else is imported and costs and arm and a leg, but you can buy olive oil and vinegar for relatively cheap, so when we need salad dressing that’s usually what we do.

6 comments:

  1. I'm going to go with they meant It looks as good as it tastes... that's what I got from it anyways

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  2. I LOVE reading your blog! If I go a day without reading it, I usually have a lot to catch up on, and I feel out of sorts. It's just quite entertaining, not to mention I love how you write. I think it's safe to say that you should write a book.

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  3. Hey - minimal effort is what I'm thinking. I'm usually annoyed by their lack of P's in any English translation. Heck, we were the Benrods for 4 years. woot.

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  4. funny story @Lydia... once Billy had to take his car in to get fixed when we were first married. when he went to retrieve it on the key tag, it read Billy Paker... our last name is Baker.

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  5. You're definitely not in Kansas anymore....hypothetically speaking of course....

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  6. Hahahahahhaah as good as it takes!

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