Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Black Oliver

My three-year-old got "Black Oliver" for Christmas.

What is Black Oliver, you may ask? Is it the very un-PC star of a new series on Nick Jr.? No. Black Oliver is what happens when a Chinese-speaking person is given the job of making toys for American children. It's true that "R" and "S" are right next to each other in the English alphabet, so Mr. Chinese Factory Worker almost got it right. But not quite. So my daughter has a can of "Whole Black Oliver" in with her play food.

Hey, it's better than lead poisoning.

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  • At Wed Jan 09, 11:36:00 AM, Blogger Jacinda said…

    That's funny!

    I thought of you the other day while riding in the elevator at JCPenney's. There was a sign advertising the beauty salon and it said something like, "That mean's......." I thought of you because of the unnecessary apostrophe of course! *sheesh*

  • At Wed Jan 09, 02:14:00 PM, Blogger SG said…

    I wouldn't be too sure about the lead.. Have you tested the can's paint?
    Ella Kate also got some cute fake food for her kitchen for Christmas . We loved the description of the "Hambooger" patty on the package. EewwWeE1 HAM BOOGERS! Do you think they just try to sneak those mis-spellings in to see if we will notice? And is that even the way you spell booger?

  • At Wed Jan 09, 02:23:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    At least it didn't read "Whole Black Oliver's"

  • At Wed Jan 09, 03:11:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    OT: Since you're posting, I assume you weren't too badly affected by the bad weather in the area the other day?

  • At Wed Jan 09, 06:56:00 PM, Blogger Winston said…

    Hmmmm ... well I thought "Black Oliver" was the bad guy on an old radio cowboy show.


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