Sunday, September 02, 2007


The word that most grates on my English-teacher ears is "Duh." No other word connotes an utter lack of imagination. Surely you can think of something more creative to say than "Duh." Apparently, Hyundai's marketing people can't. See their "Big Duh" Sales Event commercials with an a capella chorus "duh"-ing out such classics as The Pink Panther and Mission: Impossible themes. Does Hyundai really want its cars associated with such a mind-numbing word?


Dave White said...

Do they? Of course they do. It's memorable.


Sarah Weinman said...

A well-placed "duh" doesn't have the power of a well-placed "fuck" but it comes close.