Mildly Disturbing Radio Commercials

Two examples:

1) There's a commercial for Dickey's that has women singing in a come-hither manner to illustrate how good their barbeque is. I don't put much faith in pop psychology, but this "Food is love" marketing, conflating food with sex, bothers me.

2)There's a commercial for St. Vincent's Hospital in Santa Fe that includes "We've cured your abuelo's cancer and cast your daughter's arm." (Abuelo is Spanish for grandfather)

The second half of the sentence bothers me. Why are they throwing arms around? Why are they deaf to linguistic nuance?

Posted by Chad Lundgren on Monday, August 26, 2002 (Link)


Posted by Vincent Saturday, August 31, 2002 at 05:58 PM

no brother they are not deaf to word crafting but have to pay there bills. you know what i mean :-)