Friday Fun – Royal Substitutes!

So in third place last week was JP with AdiDas Boot!

In second place last week was JP with AdiDas Boot!

And the winner last week was JP with AdiDas Boot! Congrats JP!

Hoping for a better turnout this week! And I think we’ll get it! The challenge is to take a movie title, song title or any other creative work title with a royalty reference in it and replace the royalty with a mythical creature. Here are a couple of examples to get you on the way:

The Leprechaun’s Speech; The Bogeyman Bride; and, The Student Zombie!

Away you go! Take part! Get involved!

And get others involved too!

The Origin of Txt Spk

I’ve just watched The Magnificent Seven.

Again.

I don’t know how many times I’ve seen that movie, but I’ve run out of fingers.

And toes.

And I know it so well that I could watch it again right now and recite the whole thing as it unfolds before me. But I spotted something for the first time tonight and I’m just a little bit horrified.

As the closing credits rolled it announced proudly that it was released thru United Artists!

THRU!

The film was released in 1960! Have we really had txt spk all this time? Hw lng hs ths bn gng? Has it really been infiltrating society for over half a century and we’ve only grown wise to it since the mobile phone revolution?

Answers people! Let’s get to the bottom of this now! Has anyone else got any other examples of this language erosion that date back as far, or warts and all time, even further?

Not that I imagine for the briefest of nanoseconds that we can stop the rot. After all, language evolves and we have the power of Canute to prevent it. But it’s nice to know the history!

So, answers and examples on a postcard…scratch that – answers and examples via this website (another form of evolution, but one we accept wholeheartedly), to the question: How long have we had txt spk?

Away you go! Take part! Get involved!

Friday Fun – Movie & Brand Mashups!

It’s Friday. It’s been a long week. Take five minutes out to have a bit of fun. A bit of Friday Fun!

This week’s challenge is to mash up movies and brands and here are a few examples to get you started:

ScarFatFace; New Look Who’s Talking; Wolf Creek Trap; and, Mad TK Maxx!

The best three will be announced next Friday!

Away you go! Have some Friday Fun! Take part! Get involved!