Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sponge Towels

You know that ad for Scott's paper Sponge Towels.... the ad we're going to see at least 75 times for each draw the rest of the season?

I think it's pretty funny, actually, but I have one big gripe about it: those circles on the guy's costume are NOT concentric circles (maybe the fact that he says they are is supposed to be even funnier for us geometric geeks). The house on a curling sheet is concentric circles; a bunch of equal-sized adjacent circles is not concentric. Concentric means "having the same center".

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At 2/01/2010 4:26 PM, Blogger Alistair said...

I was thinking the same thing! The copywriter for that ad doesn't understand what the word means.

 
At 3/10/2010 9:51 PM, Blogger Eddy said...

I hear ya! My wife thinks I'm a geek for bringing this up. But that's ok, they are still not concentric! There is someone who twittered this as well, but far as I can see, we're the only four that have commented on this so far. Maybe we should start a support group. :)

 

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