Saturday, March 5, 2011

But wait! There's more!

Ok, it's time for more of your submissions showing the insane overuse of the word "artisan" and it's derivatives these days.

Before we get started, I should note that many of you have recently sent in excerpts from the J. Crew catalog using the words to describe their clothing, fabrics, and (for all I know) toilet paper. There were just too many of those to choose from.


First, I'd like to thank Doris for submitting a special banner for me to use here.




And we're off!

For those of you who find your nose is easily offended by generic pseudo-pheromone smells, there's now artisan cologne:



Need something artisanal for your artisanal home? Maybe you should visit:







If you can't afford the premium charged by companies for using the word "artisan" (usually it seems to be a 50% or more mark-up) you can get discounted artisanal products with on-line coupons.






After the cheese, maybe you'd like some chocolate.





If you've had too much cheese and chocolate, you might need to see a dentist.






And while YOU may get to enjoy artisanal products, let's not forget about your best friend.




At this point, I think it's time for all this artisanal overuse to STOP!

23 comments:

Hildy said...

Uh...nice banner but the word is misspelled. Probably because it was done by an artisan?

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Uh, Doris?

Anonymous said...

I saw a commercial on tv last night for artisanal ravioli. Does that count?

Ted said...

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh!

The is an "Artisan" bakery opening in our village (here in the UK)

The rot is spreading....

C said...

yeah... you need Mrs. Grumpy to do a guest spot...J Crew has artisan pants (look weird to me) and J Jill has artisan something-or- other...if Mrs. Grmpy is too busy, maybe that stylist to whom you gave short shrift needs to start writing for you. It is some wicked irony that in a time when NOTHING is really hand made, except maybe a clay thing in kindergarten, everyone is boasting about artisan things. How about some artisan surgery... no lasers, no computers, no tiny cameras... sounds Neandertal, right?

Anonymous said...

I think Doris was just pointing out the sinful nature of overusing the word "artisan."

Carrie said...

I'm wondering about the dentist. By definition, don't they all do their work by hand? Or his s/he more artisanal than the others? Because I'm picturing 18th century hand drills and gigantic pliers, maybe some of the tech the Ancient Egyptians used and um...no.

PS: the spell check in Chrome doesn't even recognize "artisanal" as a word.

CrownedwithVictory said...

This made me smile today, thanks!

Anonymous said...

Yip Ted, the wind has been blowing the rot over the Atlantic! It has started infesting South Africa too - in the past 2 weeks I have seen an ad for Artisanal-Something and some sort of Artisanal item in a shop (can't remember what they were) and thanks to Grumpy's gripe, I know that every Artisanal-Thingamajig I lay my eyes on, is going to set off the sirens in my brain! Ouch!

Anonymous said...

"Hi, this is Artisanal. Have there been any calls for me?"

Amanda said...

Hilarious - When I see this word throughout the day (because let's face it... it's all over the place)I think to myself "Dr. Grumpy would be mad."

The Nerdy Nurse said...

If it ain't artisan, its crap.


:)

Anonymous said...

Your know what's going to be next, don't you? The patent to Fukitol will expire and they will make a big a better formula of Fukitol called Artisan Fukitol; it will be all the new rage. G-d help us all!

Jess said...

Bleh. I'm putting the word "artisan" in the same folder as "gravitas". Neither now have any real meaning and should be retired.

Ladybug said...

See now I'm not going to be eating any kind of cheese with the word anal in it. Ewwwww

Thankfully the Artisan fad hasn't reached Down Under.

Anonymous said...

Methinks we're screwed...

The artisanal fairies slipped in in the dead of the night, and now rule the world.

Or mebbe it's an Al Qaida plot ?

Or both, they may be in cahoots...

The Mother said...

I vote for the artisan wine next to the artisan artisan shop.

Ole Phat Stu said...

Artisanal = 'Alias rant'

Coincidence?

redgirl said...

Ha! My fav part was the wine shop that was OPEN right next door, so when a truly rational person saw the home ware shop and were properly nauseated, they could dive next door for a drink.

I bet they do good business.

Jules said...

I saw that commercial for the olive garden artisan ravioli too last night. I was in the other room and ran back to the tv laughing my ass off!

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Doris has kindly sent me a corrected banner, which I have posted.

Thank you, Doris!

Anne said...

http://www.artisandecatur.com/

Would you like an artisan condo?

Chris said...

I was the one who emailed the John Varvatos cologne to you... I will say though, it smells quite good...

Chris

 
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