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3-17-2009 @ 7:12PM
As a comm major college student familiar with all the misleading and sneaky rhetorical methods of advertisers, I probably should furrow my brown and say something about how this is nothing more than a different sticker on a rehashed bottle of soda. Even if it is a new flavor, I should probably still be skeptical and say something about how we can't tell the superiority of product simply by a new marketing campaign........but at the same time, I do like stuff more when it comes in a shiny package. As long as the shiny package is done in reason and doesn't cause world wide destruction, then hell, it makes me happy and I'm not ashamed to admit it. Aesthetic does make a difference and damned if I'm not going to enjoy it.Life's too short to get bent out of shape over marketing.
3-17-2009 @ 7:54PM
Dear College Student,I think you should furrow your "brow" not your "brown"Maybe log out from the game now and then for "higher learning"?
3-17-2009 @ 8:36PM
@jfoflaDude, lighten up. Unless you can categorically prove that you have never, ever made a typo in your life.Also, Dah did say comm major, not English major specializing in copy editing.I mean, really, do you have to point out a single typo in an otherwise well-thought out and poignant post?
3-17-2009 @ 9:05PM
Dear Jfofla,I think you should put a period after "brown."And please see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muphry's_Law.
3-17-2009 @ 9:50PM
Why would he log out for higher learning? I got mine camping in Dalaran... ^^
3-17-2009 @ 10:39PM
Dear Jfofla, HolyHolly, or whomever you are today,One should first check one's own punctuation and grammar prior to criticizing another's spelling, else you fail to adequately "pwn", to wit: comma and period usage, auxiliary verb usage, the inclusion of pronouns and the correct usage of prepositions."I think you should furrow your "brow" [comma] not your "brown"[period]Maybe [you should] log out ["of" instead of "from"] the game now and then for [your] "higher learning"?
3-17-2009 @ 11:18PM
Jfolfa: Unless I'm getting graded, I could care less about checking what I type for errors. =P
3-18-2009 @ 1:47AM
I think he was annoyed at Dah's "as a comm major" opening, and to be honest, I was too. A six-year-old could tell it's the same disgusting soda packaged in a new bottle. You don't need to take comm classes for that. I was a comm major too, at a school that now costs a ridiculous $40,000 a year to attend, and I didn't learn sh!t. The vast majority of the time, those programs are taught by career generalists who don't have a grasp on the real world, which is why they make their living in academia. I'll never forget my first internship, when I realized how much my professors didn't teach me. Eventually you'll learn on the job, but I don't think those of us with comm degrees should pretend to have special insight about anything.
3-18-2009 @ 2:35AM
3-18-2009 @ 8:23AM
Do not fear the Grammar police, for they have no REAL power.
3-18-2009 @ 11:47AM
Plan, Dah didn't really claimed that only someone with his education could see that this bottle is just an attempt to gain money from WoW-players. I believe he simply said that he, as someone who studied it, had plenty of experience with these kinds of things.
3-18-2009 @ 3:02PM
The background was mentioned to give emphasis. Nowhere did I state or imply that it ONLY a comm major would be able to tell this. Rather a comm major ESPECIALLY should be able to perceive it since analysis of this type of marketing rhetoric is focused on throughout a lot of the study.
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