Tuesday, March 18, 2008

We're Eating What Now?

At work today, I encountered a cookbook for a gluten-free, casein-free diet. The title as it appears on the title page is innocuous enough. However, the title as it appears on the front cover is Special Diets for Special People: Autism, ADHD, Asperger's, PDD: Recipes, Vitamins, Diet Plans, Supplements: To Improve the Eating and Digestion of Children and Adults!

Wait, read that again . . .

To Improve the Eating and Digestion of Children and Adults!

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

We're eating and digesting children and adults?!

To Serve Man! It's a cookbook!

Soylent Green is people!

I'm sure it's a fine and useful book and all, but the author and publisher really should have chosen their words a little more carefully.