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In other news, Verizon has decided to stop insulting our spatial aptitude by admitting that, yes, other cell phone company coverage scatter plots do indeed look like a map of the United States, just a little more empty.

You really have to wonder what is wrong with those people they find that they can't tell it's a map of the states.

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In other news, Verizon has decided to stop insulting our spatial aptitude by admitting that, yes, other cell phone company coverage scatter plots do indeed look like a map of the United States, just a little more empty.

You really have to wonder what is wrong with those people they find that they can't tell it's a map of the states.

If you look in the background of the shots, you'll see other "artwork" that is similar in a non-US map shape (from my observation, they all seem to be symmetrical) so I'm guessing after seeing 10-20 of those things, they give up trying to figure out what the shape is.

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In other news, Verizon has decided to stop insulting our spatial aptitude by admitting that, yes, other cell phone company coverage scatter plots do indeed look like a map of the United States, just a little more empty.

You really have to wonder what is wrong with those people they find that they can't tell it's a map of the states.

I don't. They're stupid.

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The Verizon commercial is dumb but it's a concept they need to market. AT&T and T-Mobile have been lying to people that HSPA+ is 4G for a couple of years now in order to cut the legs out of all the work Verizon did to launch LTE. LTE is much better.

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The Verizon commercial is dumb but it's a concept they need to market. AT&T and T-Mobile have been lying to people that HSPA+ is 4G for a couple of years now in order to cut the legs out of all the work Verizon did to launch LTE. LTE is much better.

Whoa easy, killer.

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The Verizon commercial is dumb but it's a concept they need to market. AT&T and T-Mobile have been lying to people that HSPA+ is 4G for a couple of years now in order to cut the legs out of all the work Verizon did to launch LTE. LTE is much better.

Whoa easy, killer.

These are huge companies who all have basically the same phones running the same software. Network quality is where Verizon makes nearly all of its investments to differentiate, so I expect them to grasp at every marketing idea related to the network.

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My 11 y.o. kid was watching SportsCenter this morning before school and he called me in to watch a commercial. He says, "Doesn't this mean that Ram and Ford are better?"

http://www.ispot.tv/ad/72aZ/2014-chevrolet-silverado-quiet-cab

"Chevy Silverado delivers a quiet cab that's second to nobody in its class. And by nobody, I mean Ram and Ford."

Wow, nice catch.

The Chevy "Second to no one. And by no one I mean Ford & Ram". Uh, doesn't that mean Chevy's second to Ford & Ram?

Ran into a friend/former colleague who is working at the agency for Chevy trucks. He told me this spot was one of his.

I almost brought this point up to him. But instead, I politely told him it was well done. Sorry guys, I might have been able to right a wrong for you.

Second to none is a colloquialism. It means better than all the rest. Colloquialisms aren't always precisely literal. Hth

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These bud light commercials make me want to kill things.

"Again....I broke the code"

:goodposting: Soooooo bad

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Any of these Bud commercials. Ruined a perfectly good song for me. Instant channel change usually within a second of it hitting the screen. No, its not only weird if it doesn't work - its just weird. And your beer sucks.

These bud light commercials make me want to kill things.

"Again....I broke the code"

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How has Chevy not pulled the "second to nobody...and by nobody, I mean Ram and Ford" commercial? Anyone with an IQ over 80 can tell you that he's saying that Chevy is second to Ram and Ford.

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The Chevy "Second to no one. And by no one I mean Ford & Ram". Uh, doesn't that mean Chevy's second to Ford & Ram?

My 11 y.o. kid was watching SportsCenter this morning before school and he called me in to watch a commercial. He says, "Doesn't this mean that Ram and Ford are better?"

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The Chevy "Second to no one. And by no one I mean Ford & Ram". Uh, doesn't that mean Chevy's second to Ford & Ram?

My 11 y.o. kid was watching SportsCenter this morning before school and he called me in to watch a commercial. He says, "Doesn't this mean that Ram and Ford are better?"

And yet, 2 and a half months later, they still air the commercial. So not only are the people that make these commercials dumb, but also ignorant.

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How has Chevy not pulled the "second to nobody...and by nobody, I mean Ram and Ford" commercial? Anyone with an IQ over 80 can tell you that he's saying that Chevy is second to Ram and Ford.

They're not saying that at all. It's a colloquialism, it isn't literal.

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The CBS Commercial where everyone is parading around with tinsel toe, Santa caps, and sleds and they end it with, "Happy Holidays!"

:X

If you want a diverse commercial to go along with your diverse message, diversify your commercial.

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How has Chevy not pulled the "second to nobody...and by nobody, I mean Ram and Ford" commercial? Anyone with an IQ over 80 can tell you that he's saying that Chevy is second to Ram and Ford.

They're not saying that at all. It's a colloquialism, it isn't literal.

You think most of their 'Murica lovin', Skoal chewin', big dog havin' consumer base knows what a colloquialism is?

Then again, if they don't know what a colloquialism is...

Ok, guess the commercial is fine. :shrug:

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How has Chevy not pulled the "second to nobody...and by nobody, I mean Ram and Ford" commercial? Anyone with an IQ over 80 can tell you that he's saying that Chevy is second to Ram and Ford.

They're not saying that at all. It's a colloquialism, it isn't literal.

It's a colloquialism that has been used in such a manner to cause people to laugh at the company and question the entire company's collective intelligence.

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The Verizon commercial is dumb but it's a concept they need to market. AT&T and T-Mobile have been lying to people that HSPA+ is 4G for a couple of years now in order to cut the legs out of all the work Verizon did to launch LTE. LTE is much better.

you pay for it too. personally, I don't need internet speed on my cell faster than at my house.

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How has Chevy not pulled the "second to nobody...and by nobody, I mean Ram and Ford" commercial? Anyone with an IQ over 80 can tell you that he's saying that Chevy is second to Ram and Ford.

They're not saying that at all. It's a colloquialism, it isn't literal.

It's a colloquialism that has been used in such a manner to cause people to laugh at the company and question the entire company's collective intelligence.

It's not their fault if people are taking it too literally. The phrase means that they are not in 2nd place, behind anyone. It means they're first. Then they name who they are not behind. Sometimes you can't dissect everything literally, especially in advertising.

It's amusing that of the previous two posts, one says the company's collective intelligence is lacking and the other says that 'Murica's collective intelligence is laughing.

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How has Chevy not pulled the "second to nobody...and by nobody, I mean Ram and Ford" commercial? Anyone with an IQ over 80 can tell you that he's saying that Chevy is second to Ram and Ford.

They're not saying that at all. It's a colloquialism, it isn't literal.

It's a colloquialism that has been used in such a manner to cause people to laugh at the company and question the entire company's collective intelligence.

It's not their fault if people are taking it too literally. The phrase means that they are not in 2nd place, behind anyone. It means they're first. Then they name who they are not behind. Sometimes you can't dissect everything literally, especially in advertising.

It's amusing that of the previous two posts, one says the company's collective intelligence is lacking and the other says that 'Murica's collective intelligence is laughing.

How has Chevy not pulled the "second to nobody...and by nobody, I mean Ram and Ford" commercial? Anyone with an IQ over 80 can tell you that he's saying that Chevy is second to Ram and Ford.

They're not saying that at all. It's a colloquialism, it isn't literal.

We know what "second to none" but when you add what the commercial does, it changes the meaning completely.

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How has Chevy not pulled the "second to nobody...and by nobody, I mean Ram and Ford" commercial? Anyone with an IQ over 80 can tell you that he's saying that Chevy is second to Ram and Ford.

They're not saying that at all. It's a colloquialism, it isn't literal.

It's a colloquialism that has been used in such a manner to cause people to laugh at the company and question the entire company's collective intelligence.

It's not their fault if people are taking it too literally.

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How has Chevy not pulled the "second to nobody...and by nobody, I mean Ram and Ford" commercial? Anyone with an IQ over 80 can tell you that he's saying that Chevy is second to Ram and Ford.

They're not saying that at all. It's a colloquialism, it isn't literal.

It's a colloquialism that has been used in such a manner to cause people to laugh at the company and question the entire company's collective intelligence.

It's not their fault if people are taking it too literally. The phrase means that they are not in 2nd place, behind anyone. It means they're first. Then they name who they are not behind. Sometimes you can't dissect everything literally, especially in advertising.

It's amusing that of the previous two posts, one says the company's collective intelligence is lacking and the other says that 'Murica's collective intelligence is laughing.

How has Chevy not pulled the "second to nobody...and by nobody, I mean Ram and Ford" commercial? Anyone with an IQ over 80 can tell you that he's saying that Chevy is second to Ram and Ford.

They're not saying that at all. It's a colloquialism, it isn't literal.

We know what "second to none" but when you add what the commercial does, it changes the meaning completely.

No it doesn't, unless you're trying to take it literally.

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We know what "second to none" but when you add what the commercial does, it changes the meaning completely.

It doesn't change the meaning if they don't want it to change the meaning. That's the genius of it. /MadSweeney

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We know what "second to none" but when you add what the commercial does, it changes the meaning completely.

It doesn't change the meaning if they don't want it to change the meaning. That's the genius of it. /MadSweeney

It's really very simple. They aren't second to anyone, they're first. Those "anyones" that they are better than (ie-not 2nd to) are Ford and Chevy. It's not brain surgery, it's not genius. It's context.

You guys are looking at it as a literal, direct word substitution, but that's clearly not what's meant.

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We know what "second to none" but when you add what the commercial does, it changes the meaning completely.

It doesn't change the meaning if they don't want it to change the meaning. That's the genius of it. /MadSweeney

It's really very simple. They aren't second to anyone, they're first. Those "anyones" that they are better than (ie-not 2nd to) are Ford and Chevy. It's not brain surgery, it's not genius. It's context.

Actually he says "nobody".

And by nobody, I mean you.

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We know what "second to none" but when you add what the commercial does, it changes the meaning completely.

It doesn't change the meaning if they don't want it to change the meaning. That's the genius of it. /MadSweeney

It's really very simple. They aren't second to anyone, they're first. Those "anyones" that they are better than (ie-not 2nd to) are Ford and Chevy. It's not brain surgery, it's not genius. It's context.

You guys are looking at it as a literal, direct word substitution, but that's clearly not what's meant.

Well no #### it's not what they meant.

It's still what it ends up sounding like.

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We know what "second to none" but when you add what the commercial does, it changes the meaning completely.

It doesn't change the meaning if they don't want it to change the meaning. That's the genius of it. /MadSweeney

It's really very simple. They aren't second to anyone, they're first. Those "anyones" that they are better than (ie-not 2nd to) are Ford and Chevy. It's not brain surgery, it's not genius. It's context.

Actually he says "nobody".

And by nobody, I mean you.

Correct, but I clearly wasn't quoting it. He doesn't say "they" either, which should tip you off that it isn't a quote. He doesn't add ", they're first" in there either, another clue that it isn't a quote. What I wrote is what the phrase means, since you seem to have trouble figuring it out on your own.

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We know what "second to none" but when you add what the commercial does, it changes the meaning completely.

It doesn't change the meaning if they don't want it to change the meaning. That's the genius of it. /MadSweeney

It's really very simple. They aren't second to anyone, they're first. Those "anyones" that they are better than (ie-not 2nd to) are Ford and Chevy. It's not brain surgery, it's not genius. It's context.

You guys are looking at it as a literal, direct word substitution, but that's clearly not what's meant.

Well no #### it's not what they meant.

It's still what it ends up sounding like.

No, not really. Only if you deliberately try to insist that it's a word for word substitution that therefore will completely change the entire meaning of the commercial and make it the first ever ad whose central point is that the other guys are better.

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Huh. I had no idea timschochet was also mad sweeney. The more you know...

I had no idea you were operating at 8 year old English comprehension. The less you know...

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We know what "second to none" but when you add what the commercial does, it changes the meaning completely.

It doesn't change the meaning if they don't want it to change the meaning. That's the genius of it. /MadSweeney

It's really very simple. They aren't second to anyone, they're first. Those "anyones" that they are better than (ie-not 2nd to) are Ford and Chevy. It's not brain surgery, it's not genius. It's context.

You guys are looking at it as a literal, direct word substitution, but that's clearly not what's meant.

Well no #### it's not what they meant.

It's still what it ends up sounding like.

No, not really. Only if you deliberately try to insist that it's a word for word substitution that therefore will completely change the entire meaning of the commercial and make it the first ever ad whose central point is that the other guys are better.

IT IS A WORD-FOR-WORD SUBSTITUTION!

"And by this word, we really mean these words."

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Huh. I had no idea timschochet was also mad sweeney. The more you know...

I had no idea you were operating at 8 year old English comprehension. The less you know...

I had no idea you were such a condescending #####...oh wait, I forgot it's you.

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We know what "second to none" but when you add what the commercial does, it changes the meaning completely.

It doesn't change the meaning if they don't want it to change the meaning. That's the genius of it. /MadSweeney

It's really very simple. They aren't second to anyone, they're first. Those "anyones" that they are better than (ie-not 2nd to) are Ford and Chevy. It's not brain surgery, it's not genius. It's context.

You guys are looking at it as a literal, direct word substitution, but that's clearly not what's meant.

Well no #### it's not what they meant.

It's still what it ends up sounding like.

No, not really. Only if you deliberately try to insist that it's a word for word substitution that therefore will completely change the entire meaning of the commercial and make it the first ever ad whose central point is that the other guys are better.

IT IS A WORD-FOR-WORD SUBSTITUTION!

"And by this word, we really mean these words."

WRONG

THE POINT IS THAT THEY ARE #1 AND THE OTHER TWO ARE THE ONES THEY ARE NOT 2ND TO. IT'S CALLED CONTEXT. LOOK IT UP!!!!!!!!!!

AND BY CONTEXT WE REALLY MEAN WHAT IT REALLY MEANS.

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Huh. I had no idea timschochet was also mad sweeney. The more you know...

I had no idea you were operating at 8 year old English comprehension. The less you know...

I had no idea you were such a condescending #####...oh wait, I forgot it's you.

Kinda funny that you ##### about a reply to your own condescending post.

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Huh. I had no idea timschochet was also mad sweeney. The more you know...

I had no idea you were operating at 8 year old English comprehension. The less you know...

I had no idea you were such a condescending #####...oh wait, I forgot it's you.

Kinda funny that you ##### about a reply to your own condescending post.

Someone comparing you to tim is a compliment.

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We know what "second to none" but when you add what the commercial does, it changes the meaning completely.

It doesn't change the meaning if they don't want it to change the meaning. That's the genius of it. /MadSweeney

It's really very simple. They aren't second to anyone, they're first. Those "anyones" that they are better than (ie-not 2nd to) are Ford and Chevy. It's not brain surgery, it's not genius. It's context.

You guys are looking at it as a literal, direct word substitution, but that's clearly not what's meant.

Well no #### it's not what they meant.

It's still what it ends up sounding like.

No, not really. Only if you deliberately try to insist that it's a word for word substitution that therefore will completely change the entire meaning of the commercial and make it the first ever ad whose central point is that the other guys are better.

IT IS A WORD-FOR-WORD SUBSTITUTION!

"And by this word, we really mean these words."

WRONG

THE POINT IS THAT THEY ARE #1 AND THE OTHER TWO ARE THE ONES THEY ARE NOT 2ND TO. IT'S CALLED CONTEXT. LOOK IT UP!!!!!!!!!!

AND BY CONTEXT WE REALLY MEAN WHAT IT REALLY MEANS.

Well, he used all caps that time, so I think I got his point now. I might not have gotten it if he typed like people above an 8 year old English comprehension levels.

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We know what "second to none" but when you add what the commercial does, it changes the meaning completely.

It doesn't change the meaning if they don't want it to change the meaning. That's the genius of it. /MadSweeney

It's really very simple. They aren't second to anyone, they're first. Those "anyones" that they are better than (ie-not 2nd to) are Ford and Chevy. It's not brain surgery, it's not genius. It's context.

You guys are looking at it as a literal, direct word substitution, but that's clearly not what's meant.

Well no #### it's not what they meant.

It's still what it ends up sounding like.

No, not really. Only if you deliberately try to insist that it's a word for word substitution that therefore will completely change the entire meaning of the commercial and make it the first ever ad whose central point is that the other guys are better.

IT IS A WORD-FOR-WORD SUBSTITUTION!

"And by this word, we really mean these words."

WRONG

THE POINT IS THAT THEY ARE #1 AND THE OTHER TWO ARE THE ONES THEY ARE NOT 2ND TO. IT'S CALLED CONTEXT. LOOK IT UP!!!!!!!!!!

AND BY CONTEXT WE REALLY MEAN WHAT IT REALLY MEANS.

Well, he used all caps that time, so I think I got his point now. I might not have gotten it if he typed like people above an 8 year old English comprehension levels.

:lmao: Once again, it's funny that you ##### about me doing exactly what the person I replied to did.

Unless you were being condescending towards Homer.

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We know what "second to none" but when you add what the commercial does, it changes the meaning completely.

It doesn't change the meaning if they don't want it to change the meaning. That's the genius of it. /MadSweeney

It's really very simple. They aren't second to anyone, they're first. Those "anyones" that they are better than (ie-not 2nd to) are Ford and Chevy. It's not brain surgery, it's not genius. It's context.

You guys are looking at it as a literal, direct word substitution, but that's clearly not what's meant.

Well no #### it's not what they meant.

It's still what it ends up sounding like.

No, not really. Only if you deliberately try to insist that it's a word for word substitution that therefore will completely change the entire meaning of the commercial and make it the first ever ad whose central point is that the other guys are better.

IT IS A WORD-FOR-WORD SUBSTITUTION!

"And by this word, we really mean these words."

WRONG

THE POINT IS THAT THEY ARE #1 AND THE OTHER TWO ARE THE ONES THEY ARE NOT 2ND TO. IT'S CALLED CONTEXT. LOOK IT UP!!!!!!!!!!

AND BY CONTEXT WE REALLY MEAN WHAT IT REALLY MEANS.

I know what the point is.

My point is that you're a dooooooooooosh.

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We know what "second to none" but when you add what the commercial does, it changes the meaning completely.

It doesn't change the meaning if they don't want it to change the meaning. That's the genius of it. /MadSweeney

It's really very simple. They aren't second to anyone, they're first. Those "anyones" that they are better than (ie-not 2nd to) are Ford and Chevy. It's not brain surgery, it's not genius. It's context.

You guys are looking at it as a literal, direct word substitution, but that's clearly not what's meant.

Well no #### it's not what they meant.

It's still what it ends up sounding like.

No, not really. Only if you deliberately try to insist that it's a word for word substitution that therefore will completely change the entire meaning of the commercial and make it the first ever ad whose central point is that the other guys are better.

IT IS A WORD-FOR-WORD SUBSTITUTION!

"And by this word, we really mean these words."

WRONG

THE POINT IS THAT THEY ARE #1 AND THE OTHER TWO ARE THE ONES THEY ARE NOT 2ND TO. IT'S CALLED CONTEXT. LOOK IT UP!!!!!!!!!!

AND BY CONTEXT WE REALLY MEAN WHAT IT REALLY MEANS.

I know what the point is.

My point is that you're a dooooooooooosh.

And at that, he's second to none.

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We know what "second to none" but when you add what the commercial does, it changes the meaning completely.

It doesn't change the meaning if they don't want it to change the meaning. That's the genius of it. /MadSweeney

It's really very simple. They aren't second to anyone, they're first. Those "anyones" that they are better than (ie-not 2nd to) are Ford and Chevy. It's not brain surgery, it's not genius. It's context.

You guys are looking at it as a literal, direct word substitution, but that's clearly not what's meant.

Well no #### it's not what they meant.

It's still what it ends up sounding like.

No, not really. Only if you deliberately try to insist that it's a word for word substitution that therefore will completely change the entire meaning of the commercial and make it the first ever ad whose central point is that the other guys are better.

IT IS A WORD-FOR-WORD SUBSTITUTION!

"And by this word, we really mean these words."

WRONG

THE POINT IS THAT THEY ARE #1 AND THE OTHER TWO ARE THE ONES THEY ARE NOT 2ND TO. IT'S CALLED CONTEXT. LOOK IT UP!!!!!!!!!!

AND BY CONTEXT WE REALLY MEAN WHAT IT REALLY MEANS.

I know what the point is.

My point is that you're a dooooooooooosh.

I don't think you do since you keep arguing that it means what it doesn't mean.

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I can't believe all these Black Friday ads, FRIDAY WASN'T EVEN BLACK!!!!!!

"Black" has multiple meanings.

"Second to nobody" has only one possible meaning.

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I can't believe all these Black Friday ads, FRIDAY WASN'T EVEN BLACK!!!!!!

"Black" has multiple meanings.

"Second to nobody" has only one possible meaning.

Which is why it's exceptionally stupid of you to insist that it means something different.

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I can't believe all these Black Friday ads, FRIDAY WASN'T EVEN BLACK!!!!!!

"Black" has multiple meanings.

"Second to nobody" has only one possible meaning.

Which is why it's exceptionally stupid of you to insist that it means something different.

wat

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We know what "second to none" but when you add what the commercial does, it changes the meaning completely.

It doesn't change the meaning if they don't want it to change the meaning. That's the genius of it. /MadSweeney

It's really very simple. They aren't second to anyone, they're first. Those "anyones" that they are better than (ie-not 2nd to) are Ford and Chevy. It's not brain surgery, it's not genius. It's context.

You guys are looking at it as a literal, direct word substitution, but that's clearly not what's meant.

Well no #### it's not what they meant.

It's still what it ends up sounding like.

No, not really. Only if you deliberately try to insist that it's a word for word substitution that therefore will completely change the entire meaning of the commercial and make it the first ever ad whose central point is that the other guys are better.

IT IS A WORD-FOR-WORD SUBSTITUTION!

"And by this word, we really mean these words."

WRONG

THE POINT IS THAT THEY ARE #1 AND THE OTHER TWO ARE THE ONES THEY ARE NOT 2ND TO. IT'S CALLED CONTEXT. LOOK IT UP!!!!!!!!!!

AND BY CONTEXT WE REALLY MEAN WHAT IT REALLY MEANS.

Well, he used all caps that time, so I think I got his point now. I might not have gotten it if he typed like people above an 8 year old English comprehension levels.

:lmao: Once again, it's funny that you ##### about me doing exactly what the person I replied to did.

Unless you were being condescending towards Homer.

No, I'm only condescending towards you because you've earned it.

"Wait, you're picking on the guy that's making sense, right?" How rich. :lmao:

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