Wells Fargo’s latest ad campaign. Next they’ll be taking on English majors:
Teen Day, yeah. The teens should go down there instead and raise hell about this insult to their dreams and hoped for career goals, rather than open up another bank account.
It does put art in its place though, doesn’t it? That’s some “tomorrow” they’ve got in store for the kids.
And exactly when did that patronizing term “teen” come back into use? It had thankfully disappeared around 1969 or so — probably because it was hard to ascribe such a childish, marginalizing description to braless or bearded and long-haired post-pubescents that looked like something out of a Byron or Shelley poem.
Yeah, John Lennon: teen hero. That fits.
The teens just loved Led Zeppelin, too. The way you squeeze my lemon, I’m gonna fall right out of bed. Who’d want to liken that to a bank?
So what’s next to bring back on the revisionary language list?