The AP:

A convenience store chain’s billboard advertising its fried chicken sandwich is ruffling the feathers of some residents. Sheetz unveiled the “Crispy Frickin’ Chicken” billboards at the beginning of February.

(a) “Fuck” is so bad a word that even its euphemisms are considered profane; (b) was there any chance whatsoever the newspaper editors would use a headline without the “fowl language” pun? and (c) the convenience store’s own name, Sheetz, itself sounds like a profane description of what you’ll get after you eat one of the crispy frickin’ chicken sandwiches in question.

(Via Rich Siegel.)

Saturday, 1 March 2008