Saturday, December 16, 2006

Thanks, Quiznos, but I'll pass on your creamy meat

Dear Quiznos ad people,

Please stop mixing gross food metaphors in your TV commercials for the Prime Rib and Peppercorn sandwich.

On its own, the sandwich looks rather yummy, but describing its meat content as the "crème de la crème of steaks" makes me want to vomit. Especially because then I perceive the sandwich's peppercorn sauce to be some kind of meat cream, oozing from the top steak slices. Blech.

In this context, the literal translation of the French phrase conjures up images of the creamiest of meats. And as much as I love steak, "creamy" should never be a superlative associated with steak.

Side effects include dizziness and a loss of appetite,
Varsity Basketweaving