On Illinguistic E-mails

There are times I’m glad I no longer work for EB Games/GameStop. Opening up my e-mail inbox today was one of those times.

Here’s the subject line:

Hugenormous Savings at GameStop!

“Hugenormous”? Whiskey tango foxtrot?

It doesn’t roll off the tongue, not the way “ginormous” does.

How do you pronounce that? “Hug… enormous”? “Hew… gee.. normous”?

I’m leaning toward “Huggy-normous.” Which sounds baffling and stupid.

Another linguistic and literary gem from this wonderful spammish e-mail: “Didn’t King of Fighters XII Marry Henry VIII’s Sister?” Umm, that would be… no.

And here I was, thinking about going into a GameStop and pre-ordering some games. Like Beatles Rock Band. or Watchmen: The End Is Nigh.

But why support GameStop’s mangling of the English language with my consumer dollars?



And I don’t know if “illinguistic” is a word or not. If it’s not, it should be. :cheers:

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