[Ads-l] rustic bread; porn

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jan 20 13:54:03 UTC 2020

A TV ad for Amazon Prime grocery delivery features "organic milk" and
"rustic bread."

The bread is evidently the kind, usu. crusty, sold in round or elliptical,
usu. unsliced, loaves.  Not city bread.

"Porn" is now often used to mean "any sensational or inconsequential
photographed or printed material that is very enjoyable to look at, esp. as
a 'guilty pleasure.'"


Originally this was an entirely opprobrious term. The earliest I'm aware of
is "war porn" (shallow, violent war movies that appeal to enthusiastic
idiots, from ca. 2002).



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

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