Are we slower on the uptake?

… Or do we not care about racy ads?

I read earlier this week about a controversy in New York over ads on MTA buses for Akademiks brand clothes that read “Read Books, Get Brain.” As I’m sure the kids Tom is substitute-teaching could tell us, “Get Brain” means “Receive oral sex.” Once this was pointed out to the MTA they said they would remove the ads from buses.

(Sigh — I would have had to have it pointed out to me, too. I’m so out of touch with slang. And I listen to hip-hop. It’s not fair! I’m old!)

Anyway, today on the way to lunch I saw one of the ads on the side of a CTA bus. Hoo-ray for the CTA not knowing urban slang, either.

(Daily News link via Chicago’s own Book Slut)

1 Comment so far

  1. Tom (unregistered) on November 9th, 2004 @ 7:59 pm

    so can “get brain” be further taken to mean oral sex from an intelligent person?



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