Thursday, June 21, 2007

Cold Fish

The blogging muse has been mighty stingy with her affections lately. I'd like to offer up some original insights on the leading policy issues of the day -- or apply economic thinking to some unusual topic -- but sadly, this is about the best I can do right now. Every time I see a box of Breyers Double-Churn Ice Cream...


...the r and n seem too close together, and I momentarily think it's Double-Chum Ice Cream. Is it just me?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Along those lines, check out this unfortunate sign for a video store at
http://www.randomfunnypictures.com/pictureviewer.php?pic=335

Glen Whitman said...

Nice! I understand that the writers of the movie "Election" named Reese Witherspoon's character Tracy FLICK for the same reason.

nealwhitman@yahoo.com said...

See also this posting on Language Log, too.

nealwhitman@yahoo.com said...

Oops. Please disregard either the also or the too on that last comment.

Better Village said...

It could be a blatant attempt to play with our perceptions: It makes us think that double churn is our friend (or bait?). It could also be a stealth campaign to undermine the unpasteurized milk movement - another chapter in "as the stomach double churns."