Monday, November 27, 2006

DC Announces Ridiculously Named MINX Line Of Comics Geared Towards Girls

Is it just us, or does this seem wrong? According to our Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a minx is defined as:

1 : a pert girl
2 : a wanton woman

Dear (INSERT FAVORITE DEITY/BELIEF SYSTEM HERE), what marketing genius decided that a word that's synonym colloquially translates as "slut" would be appropriate for this line?

Admit it. You don't know what pert means either. Not to worry. We looked it up for you. It's defined as:

1 a : saucily free and forward : flippantly cocky and assured b : being trim and chic: Jaunty (a pert little hat) c : piquantly stimulating (is a pert notion)
2 : lively, vivacious

Not so bad there, except for the trim and chic part. Way to set a high bar when it comes to body image and "style" (which is all too often tied to socioeconomic status, something that the target audience would likely be unable to impact).

DC, you deserve all the crap you get for this one. Next time, consult a thesaurus. And since I have your attention, Infinite Crisis was a big let down.


Blogger Amy Reads said...

Hi Mr. Fanboy,
*raises hand*
I knew what "pert" means. And "minx."
Just saying...

1:31 PM  
Blogger Fanboy said...

Yes Amy, but you are edgy-macated and not many folks are. And even going to Yale, for example, doesn't necessarily prove that you could be - for the sake of argument - a decent president.

1:37 PM  
Blogger Tits McGee said...

Oy vey!

5:39 PM  
Blogger Wet For Went said...

LOL. I know someone with the screenname mink but it always reminds me of minx as in "Why you naughty little Minx." That choice of a comic name is...special.

2:10 PM  

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