Tuesday, 30 June 2009

previously enjoyed

A few years back, one purveyor of second hand Mac computers decided to describe them as previously (or pre-)enjoyed, presumably in an attempt to associate a second hand product with feelings of warmth and fun rather then unreliability, grubbiness and a funny smell (Eau de Boutique Bienfaisant – anyone know correct French idiom for Charity Shop?).

The advert caught the eye (& grubby mind) of a friend of mine who suggested the term (in full or abbreviated form) could be applied to a variety of other items that had already been used, eg condom, boyfriend, for starters. Once again, try it on for size, with a variety of objects. Enjoy!

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