A couple nights ago, while watching AC360, I heard this phrase for the first time – Generation ‘O’.
As in, the generation to follow ‘X’, which was preceded by the babyboomers.
Hmmm … I wonder what the ‘O’ stands for? I promptly decided it was for ‘Online’ and forgot about it. That kind of makes sense doesn’t it?
But it doesn’t … (before you click through to the next page –> what do you think it stands for? Don’t answer yet, wait until the end … )
‘O’ = OBESE
Did you guess that? I wouldn’t have …
You see, I took this picture today:
As I was piling them up for the photo, I was reading the little sayings and surprized at the new additions. I am pretty postitive they didn’t say, “TEXT ME” and “DOH!” back in the day. It’s the same ‘ole candy, for a NEW generation.
I laughingly thought they were marketing to Generation ‘O’ (online), but soon discovered after a google search that it’s Generation OBESE and many countries are encouraging advertisers not to entice young people to eat junk food. Food for thought, eh? (Pun intended).
On a lighter note, I wonder if there is a ‘Love Hearts Sayings Committee’? Do they meet each year to come up with new hip slogans? When they add a new slogan, must they axe another? I want to know who ixnayed ‘BE MINE’ in favor of ‘DOH’!? And where may I ask is ‘MY BFF’? Don’t be stealing that one Love Hearts. I’m watching you!
So what did you think the ‘O’ stood for?
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