Sweet Holy Goodness What is This Nonsense Du Jour: 8/29/13

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A friend sent the following to me, with accompanying laments, and I looked at it, shuddered, and dashed it from my memory.  Then the lovely Curvy Wordy shared it on Instagram, where it offended my delicate sensibilities all over again.  Are you ready?

BRACE YOURSELVES:

WHAT.  And also: WHY.  WHY DID THIS HAPPEN?

WHAT.

This literally hurts my brain.  And that is not a misuse of literality; my brain is ceasing to function and is sputtering into incoherent babbling while it works overtime to try to make sense of the brief yet tortured sentence in this ad.  And then it just gives up.

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I don’t totally understand what the joke is (although props for better-fitted bras than usual!), but I THINK … I think they’re trying to pun on the fact that they have a line called “Body”, and the models have bodies, and those models’ bodies are rather lovely.  Yes?  Is that a pun? Um, good one?  However:

THIS IS NOT HOW YOU MAKE A PLURAL, VICTORIA’S SECRET!

Michael Scott No

I’m done now.  I’m going to go lie down.

In related news, Erica got some grief on one of her videos criticizing Victoria’s Secret fit techniques, so she and Dezi did as her critics suggested and tried Victoria’s Secret bras.  It went about as well as you’d imagine it would, so I definitely recommend checking out her report.

10 Comments on Sweet Holy Goodness What is This Nonsense Du Jour: 8/29/13

  1. Erica of A Sophisticated pair
    August 29, 2013 at 4:27 pm (9 years ago)

    Boy, that just add some fuel to the VS fire! When the first “Their bras are special” came in, I was ready to dismiss it, but I swear between Youtube, the blog, and email, I had over a dozen people tell me the same thing, all of them claiming to be current or former fit experts. What disturbs me more is that these fitters though the 38C I was wearing just needed a few small tweaks to fit AND that VS bras were that different from other manufacturers. But, the proof is in the pudding as they say . . .

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    • Sweets
      August 29, 2013 at 4:41 pm (9 years ago)

      Indeed! I’m glad you put the theory to the test– Victoria’s Secret bras are by no means awful, but they are NOT designed to fit every woman ever. I loved your post!

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      • sophisticatedpair
        August 29, 2013 at 4:53 pm (9 years ago)

        Exactly! The bras I tried would probably be very comfortable for women in that size range, so I have nothing against the bras themselves, just the sizing system!

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    • Sweets
      August 30, 2013 at 9:45 am (9 years ago)

      Bow ties are cool 🙂

      Reply
  2. Another Mary
    August 29, 2013 at 10:55 pm (9 years ago)

    Terrible grammar < AMAZING GIFS.

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    • Sweets
      August 30, 2013 at 9:45 am (9 years ago)

      Always 🙂

      Reply
  3. Laura
    September 2, 2013 at 12:07 am (9 years ago)

    I saw that sign in person and was horrified. HORRIFIED.

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    • Sweets
      September 2, 2013 at 11:31 am (9 years ago)

      As are all sensible people. I declare.

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  4. Pretty Big Bras
    September 8, 2013 at 5:45 am (9 years ago)

    I disapprove of you’re body’s snark!

    😉

    Reply

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