Wednesday, February 19, 2014

what the hell is it?

Things that straddle categories can be annoying because they're hard to classify. Look, for example, at the following picture of a container of Coca Cola:

It's made out of the same thin aluminum as a regular Coke can, but it's shaped like a bottle. So what is it? A bottle? A can? A cottle? A ban?

I'm going to call it a teen, because it can't decide what it wants to be.



Elisson said...

Aluminium bottle: too lengthy.

"Teen": Great coinage. You could spell it "tin" (as in the metal) and pronounce it "teen," killing two birds with one well-aimed stone.

Kevin Kim said...


Or put an apostrophe in front and make it a 'teen, thereby implying that it's some sort of CAN-teen.

John said...

Well, I could never get used to those skinny ass cans anyway. I think I prefer the shape of teens. Which makes me sound like an old pervert I guess.

Charles said...

I would vote for "cottle," were this a democracy.

Sperwer said...

Tell me you are not drinking this crap!

SuppVersity: Sugar Sweetened News: Hypertension, elevated fasting glucose, elevated triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol, and insulin resistance

Your chances of suffering from one or all of these metabolic abnormalities is 2x higher if you consume at least one sugar-sweetened beverage a day - irrespective of whether you are obese, overweight or normal-weight, by the way!

Reference: Green et al. "Sugar-sweetened beverages and prevalence of the metabolically abnormal phenotype in the Framingham Heart Study." Obesity (2014) Accepted Article.

Kevin Kim said...


Starting in March, I'll be behaving myself. Promise.