Monday, April 18, 2011

Could I Get a Translation?

Yokohama tires has a new commercial that goes over my Minnesota-raised head. Take a look:

The problem I have is this: here in Minnesota, the game is not "Duck Duck Goose", it's "Duck, Duck, Gray Duck". So I'm kinda lost and I don't know if I will buy Yokohama tires for my Volvo station wagon.

The first time I was confronted with this geographic disparity was when I was in grad school in Illinois. Somehow the children's game came up in conversation in the dining hall and we quickly discovered that only those of us from Minnesota and northern Wisconsin played the "correct" version, and that everyone else was doing it wrong.

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