Friday, August 14, 2009

J. Crew, please stop.


"Curated" and "highly edited".

Aaaaarrrgghh. Knock it off, everyone.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

AND "selection"--they have a highly edited "selection."

A selection is by definition "edited," J. Cooz.

Amy said...

as opposed to "lowly" edited?

ugh. I'm with you decorno.

Jennifer said...

The collaboration with the Yo Yo maker is enough to drive anyone mad.

Dana said...
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Anonymous said...

Yes, here, here!

By all means, people, listen to Decorno, the voice of taste and decency. Well, maybe not decency, but certainly good grammar.

Maria

Barbara said...

Yeah, that is a bit over the top. I didn't realize that designing logo's for t-shirts is a craft that needs to be perfected. It's just an ad, but its insulting that a group of advertisers think they can bandy about a few big words and we will swallow it whole.

Jules said...

Not to mention all the CAPS. It's as if Dooce wrote the copy.

Anonymous said...

The excellent Jules is back!!!

Anonymous said...

"a great bar where I hung out with JFK Jr. & C.B."

No comment.

Michele said...

A little pretentious don't you think? Or is it desperation. Either all the White House approval has gone to their heads, or they are about to jump the shark.

Anonymous said...

Um... anon 6:21? It's "hear, hear." And Dana, I can't tell you how awed I am that you used to drink with JFK Jr. and Charles Barkley... er... Chris Brown... er... Chuck Bass!

Anonymous said...

JFK Jr. and Charlie Brown were a couple?

Sacheverelle said...

Amen sister. So freakin affected, I mean WTF does that even mean?

Anonymous said...

It means:

"We found a sweatshop in Singapore to make these pants for 65 cents a pair. Curate THAT, suckers."

Anonymous said...

JFK Jr. and Carol Burnett?!

Cougarlicious!

Anonymous said...

"Curate ...don't decorate"

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/chicago/house-tours/francescos-curated-flat-house-tour-092392

chris in sf said...

isn't curating editing?

Anonymous said...

To: Anon, 8:17...LOL!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

not the best language possible...but they aren't exactly advertising for admissions to grammar school

Anonymous said...

Anon 1:24 A.M.--

The problem isn't the grammar.

According to Lia said...
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According to Lia said...

What would you rather they say? I agree that the rhetoric has gotten tired. The biggest problem is overuse. At one point it was innovative and fresh and now it is stale. The creators abandoned it long ago and those with no imagination who depend on others for descriptive language are holding on. Bottom line, someone needs to come up with something new and better that we will all end up hating eventually.