Thursday, September 09, 2010

Forgive Us--We Are Cranky

What the hell kind of word is "babyz"? Other than the perfect word to describe a game that lets people turn babies all tarty and stuff, that is.

We hereby challenge you all to find worse fake marketing words than "babyz." We doubt it can be done, though as we admitted before, we are wearing our crankypants and they are TWO SIZES TOO SMALL.


Barry Leiba said...

«We hereby challenge you all to find worse fake marketing words than “babyz.”»


Maybe it's not “marketing”, but I’m sure it’s been used to market stuff. Maybe at Target, or some such.

Unknown said...

I'm not sure which made me puke in my mouth more, the word "babyz," or the fact that there is a video game where you dress up babies. Jeez, people, can't we all just play Mario Kart and get along?

Martha Brockenbrough said...

I'm not so fond of grrlz either, Barry. A Facebook reader suggested "creme" as a deeply offensive substitute. I think they have to use it, though, for non-dairy "cremes."

Kate, I think we should make the babies play Mario Kart while we take naps.

Unknown said...

I like the naps idea. :)

I also am okay with "creme," if only because it reminds me of Cadbury Creme Eggs. "Creme" can't be all bad. ;)

Unknown said...

Nintendo DS has a lot of ridiculous titles:
Petz Dogz Family
Petz Hamsterz Family
Petz Kittens
Hello Flowerz

But, the worst I found so far was Foto Showdown. I was hoping that "Foto" was a fighting style or something, but no, it's about taking PHOTOS. Misspelling can be interesting and creative (for example: Rytmik), but in this case I feel it's probably teaching at least a small percentage of users that the correct spelling is with an "f" and not a "ph" -- yikes!

Have Bag, Will Travel said...

I nominate Rhapsody music with their excellent use of the word "awesomer" to describe how great their service is.

Unknown said...

My kid goes to Kicking Kids Kamp, which I think is a poor purposefully misspelled word choice.