[Ads-l] shocked = 'pleasantly surprised'

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Sep 2 10:08:53 EDT 2016

This has gone too far.

A sponsored headline (i.e., ad disguised as news) on Yahoo! News says,

"3 Eggs A Day Has A Shocking Health Effect."

What's more,

"Eating 3 eggs a day will have a completely shocking effect on your body,
and it happens very quickly."

Almost needless to say, the website urges you to eat three eggs a day.


On Mon, Jun 20, 2016 at 7:50 PM, Joel Berson <berson at att.net> wrote:

> "I am a filmmaker and recently graduated from a university. I was shocked
> when, by a stroke of good luck, hard work and fortunate timing, I managed
> to get myself booked onto a huge advertising job.  The work was extremely
> fulfilling, fast-paced and well paid."
> "Name Withheld."  NYTimes Sunday Magazine, "The Ethicist," 27/1.
> Joel
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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