I had that exact same reaction
As long as it still contains that sweet, sweet elixir of life, I am indifferent to such concerns.
Yellow Dye #5? Check. (Infertility, here I come!)
Myth? Right. (Your balls are safe.)
Well crap. I guess that explains why I have two daughters…
Not really, It has been scientifically proven to increase your sperm count.
Yeah cause I’m in such a hurry for more kids.
wanna drink of mnd aspu (mound of spew)? It’s got that same yellowy/piss-green taste everyone moderately enjoys! MMMMMMMmmmm!!!
I’m sorry if it wasn’t your intent, but I read that as “I don’t like Mountain Dew and anyone who does is wrong.” If that was your intent, I’ll just activate my No Fucks Left to Give defense and be on my way.
I actually do agree with Ethan in this one. It is part of a systematic dumbing down of the population when everything is abbreviated. It’s lazy, and it’s no wonder the younger generations have horrible spelling and grammar these days. By the way, I just turned 34 a couple months ago, so disregard everything I just said.
I’m 20 and I agree wholeheartedly. Does this mean I was born old?
I am seventeen and believe truer words have not been spoken(well at least not for quite a long time)
I am only 19 as of writing this. I bang on my wall when my parents watch TV to loudly, I yell at children to get off my lawn (really!) and I agree with you completely.
it’s worse than that…where I live, the exams have been dumbed down to such an extent, that text talk and ‘leet speak’ are acceptable in an English exam answer…
Now, a few spelling mistakes I can just about handle, but they’re going too far with that one.
Jesus, really? They explicitly didn’t allow stuff like that on our exams. I suppose standards are slipping faster in places other than eastern Massachusetts.
I’m a bit of a grammar nazi, but I’m not quite the diction gestapo that a lot of internet whiners are. This knowledge, however, makes me want to kill the shit out of anyone who thinks that internet abbreviations are acceptable in schoolwork of any kind, with the exception of that schoolwork being about the internet and/or the abbreviations thereof, and then, only when relevant.
I’m actually going to get a masters in library science and major in educational English literature. If I’m called to sub for an English teacher and I receive a paper like that, someone is getting curb-checked.
Twenty two here. It hurts my heart to see these things. Then again I played with Playskool toys.
Dude, I’m only thirteen and I have felt the same way since I was about eight-years-old. -tears of joy-
on the bright side with the abreviating the name it it saves lots of fossil fuel that would have been consumed just to spell out the whole name.
But they still use the whole label.
No, friend. It saves absolutely nothing. As has been said before my time here, your comments make my brain hurt. Take that as you will.
Yuh-huh! Think about it! In the rare case that the name is the abbreviated name of a store, the store needs less giant light-up letters outside on the store-front! Hence, less space taken up on the truck, and fewer trips to get everything moved! XD
Right!!! Think of all the money they’ll save by renaming all the Mountain Dew stores MTN DEW store!!! That’s like a net gain of $-30 for changing the signs on their one store (if it exists).
I actually saw a complaint on a forum once that the reason it was abbreviated was to, and I quote, “market towards the teens who text message”.
MTN HAS ALWAYS BEEN AN ABBREVIATION FOR MOUNTAIN! IT HAS EXISTED LONG BEFORE TEXT MESSAGING. YOU. IDIOT. GAAAAAAH!
…Sorry. I have a lot of frustration towards this guy. >_>
Mt. is a cooler and more awesome way to abbreviate it though. It should be called Mt.Dew
This plastic can only be destroyed in the place where it was forges: in the fires of Mt. Dewm
Mt is the abbreviation for “Mount”. It is not actually correct to say “Mt” in any situation other than an actual mountain, actually.
And abbreviations are fine to me, as long as they are stylistic.
They can be especially handy in taking notes–given you can actually understand your notes, of course.
For the record, I don’t think text speak is going to make kids start using abbreviations in their English papers. I think laziness and apathy are. Text speak is just a shorter, often more convenient coding of the language. As long as it’s understandable when used online, I don’t see the issue.
Red Bull, please never change.
hilarious, because the Red Bull out now is totally different from when it first came out. I worked at a coffee shop in 98-01. We carried a new ‘energy elixer’ called Red Bull. It came in a small brown bottle. Had two red bulls on it running towards each other. Wish I had a bottle, probably a collectors item now.
The day I accidentally wrote ‘ppl’ in an essay I was working on, I knew I was spending too much time on IRC.
I was pissed when Sprite had that whole “sublimeinal” bullshit and extreme-ified their old logo that I grew up with. Nothing, not even poor/lazy spelling, enrages me more than the mentality that everything needs to be edgy. I actually had a Sprite can saved from before they changed their design, but a couple of years ago, the air conditioner went out in my house and the can burst open. When I realized what happened, I was a little morose for a while.
That’s probably the moment we’re looking for, but I’m holding out for a better one…..No. Wait. That’s a lie. That ‘Mtn. Dew’ bit was pretty much perfect.
What bothers me about Mountain Dew now is how the logo seems so soft compared to the 80′s “MASSIVE POWER OVERLOAD” feeling.
While Doctor Pepper has evolved into a nice classic look with a hint of the can from early 2000 being in the design.
Hey, it’s still got orange juice.
but but but, that bothered the crap out of me, and i’m 17…
I have been feeling this way for as long as I can remember. I don’t think I was ever young.
Wait, does this mean I’ve been old since I was 17!?!
DANG-waitaminute I’ve thought like an old man off-and-on since I was 12. Nevermind
So… many comments…
I care little about the change of name, I just think Leslie and Robin look hot in this strip.
It’s 2012 and I JUST noticed this a few weeks ago.
I read this coming while drinking “mtn DEW.” Dark Berry flavor, in honor of Batman.
I’m pretty much lost on text-speak, I never use it even when it would be appropriate. When texting I always use full words and correct punctuation. Needless to say, it takes me a while. Beyond LOL and ROFL, I ignore most. There should be one law about text-speak, the abbreviation should not be an actual word. I saw someone use ‘pry’ and I couldn’t understand the context, so skipped the message. found out later it was short for ‘probably.’
I…never noticed the abbreviation until I read this comic…>.>
The whole “mtn dew” thing is pretty stupid, but it doesn’t really bother me.
I guess I don’t really care that much about Mountain Dew. Also, even after four years, I’ve never noticed the new label before.
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