So a friend and I were having this conversation. We were discussing names of things. For example:
Grape Nuts cereal
You open the box and what do you see? You see cereal. No grapes, no nuts. Just dry little nuggets that remind me of what gets stuck in your throat that you cough up every once in a while. I mean, why did they name it this?
I mean, come on! Why name this a MEAT ball? There's no meat!! Okay granted they say it's meatless, but why do they call it a meatball? Why don't they call it a tofu ball? Or vegetarian ball? Why do they call it something that will repulse the targeted consumer? VEGETARIANS!!
Okay I must admit I went and bought this thinking "Hey! This seems to be interesting! I think I'll try it!" Well let me tell YOU something. This mofo does not spin. Nope. It swivels. Goes back and forth. It twitches. But it does not spin. So I called the number on the back of the package and asked the lady why it's named that way when it doesn't spin. Her answer? "It doesn't spin? Gee, I don't know why they call it that." Alllllrightythen. Thankyouverymuch for your help.
What's with using names like this? Oh please don't say it's marketing, because to me, it all seems false. No grapes, no nuts, no meat, no spin.
Shenanigans, I say. SHENANIGANS!!