First we have perfume, which is likely handmade in some 3rd world chemical plant. The ad gets bonus irritant points for using handcrafted and artisan in the same sentence:
|"We could fill these bottles with donkey piss, and people would still buy them. So let's do it."|
This picture was sent by a reader living in China, to show that the word is now planet-wide, regardless of economic system.
|"It sounds better if you use the word twice. As least that's what I think the English-as-a-2nd-language teacher said"|
Next, from the United Kingdom, we have this place:
|Is the trench digger artisanal? Or the power generator? Or the guy who takes your credit card when you order one?|
Of course, no artisanal posting would be complete without something that grows in the dirt, was picked by someone making minimum wage, packaged by a machine, and had a label slapped on it.
Here in the U.S even a piece of paper is now artisanal:
If you're going to buy artisanal paper, you probably want a printer equal to the task:
|"Handcrafted by mass-production assembly line machines in a Chinese sweatshop"|
Lastly, it's important to remember that artisanal things can boldly go where no one has gone before:
|"We canna go any faster, Captain! We're all out of handcrafted anti-matter!"|