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Wednesday, November 02, 2005

On Curious Matters - Part 1


There's this guy that has this website where he posts scanned images of candy bars. I actually found it mildly interesting to browse. Anyway, while looking around on there, I began to wonder:

Why is Snickers plural and Butterfinger singular?

8 Comments:

Blogger Dongley Shlongford said...

In my experience, Butterfingers can be painful.

10:02 AM, November 02, 2005  
Blogger garrett said...

It's singular - Butterfinger. This is my point.

10:39 AM, November 02, 2005  
Blogger FLAMINGO1 said...

M&Ms should be plural since there are many of them in the bag. But there is but one Butterfinger in the Butterfinger wrapper - it should be singular. Likewise there is but one candy bar inside the Snickers wrapper. Should we be expecting more - say a second Snicker inside that wrapper?

Garrett, I reccommend that you file a lawsuit immediately claiming that in each instance in which you purchased a Snickers, you are entitled to at least one more candy bar due to their misrepresentation.

Let me know how that works out.

I prefer Reese's Peanut Butter Cups...you know what you are getting with those.

10:43 AM, November 02, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nougat.

10:43 AM, November 02, 2005  
Blogger The Velvet Fog said...

My son received quite a number of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups for Halloween, except in nearly all instances they are the kind with the peanut butter on the outside.
What is this about? These are not nearly as good as the ones with the chocolate on the outside. Why are 90% of people giving out this kind? He doesn't like them, so I guess I'll be taking one for the team.

10:46 AM, November 02, 2005  
Blogger garrett said...

Reese's is the perfect example of a candy that knows its grammar. I just pulled a one-cup Reese's out of my leftover Halloween stash. The label reports that inside is:

"Peanut Butter Cup"

in the singular.

Hats off to H.B. Reese Candy Co.

10:46 AM, November 02, 2005  
Blogger Chris said...

Incontrovertible evidence that the Internet is a force for good in modern society.

11:19 AM, November 02, 2005  
Blogger Complete Game said...

I greatly prefer the foil and paper sleeve to the shrinkwrap.

3:26 PM, November 03, 2005  

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