This past weekend was one of the biggest weekends in American sports. While millions of Americans were pigging out on chicken wings and chips while watching Super Bowl XLVI between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots, I was glued to my TV pigging out on the same snacks as the rest of America, however I wasn't very interested in the game. I was interested in the commercials. Because my team, the San Francisco 49ers, had lost two weeks before to the Giants, I really wasn't all that into the game. Mostly because the Giants and Patriots are two of my least favorite teams.
Currently in my AP English class, we are reading a book called Unspun. I find this book very interesting as it goes into detail about a few of the many tricks and tips to misleading the buyer into giving into their product. This could be both in everyday goods as well as politics. One interesting topic that I decided to do a presentation on was, “The dangling comparative”. This is when a company claims that their product is larger, better, faster, or better-tasting in order to make their product stand out from their other competitors or previous brands.