Overpromising or false advertising?
Published by marco on
I spotted this box of “lane Ground Biscuits” at the local grocer’s.
It may, on the surface, look like a box containing a bag full of pre-crushed cookies. I assume that that’s what “ground biscuits” are. This box was on the shelf next to other boxes of “biscuits”, with a picture of what looked like…cookies.
So far, so good.
What the company that makes it thinks it is, is
“[…] all you need […] to free your imagination and to enjoy in infinite possibilities to be creative, to have fun and spend quality time with your family.”
The grammar is not that great—it’s missing the Oxford comma, the infinitive before “spend”, and “enjoy in” sounds weird—but it’s so ebullient, so hopeful.
I quite enjoy imagining a people so enlightened that all they need for ultimate happiness is a box full of pre-made cookie crumbs. What a versatile, self-reliant, and imaginative folk they must. be. We are not them.