Apparently there’s a relatively new wrestling organization out there known as Total Nonstop Action and they’ve been advertising like crazy on TV. The thing is they use the abbreviation TNA to refer to themselves and every time I hear the announcer say “TNA” I end up hearing “T and A” and I immediately think it’s the Tits and Ass wrestling organization. Which is just… weird, when you stop to consider the idea. Though I suppose it’s not too much of a stretch when you consider the female wrestlers that have become a big part of the show.
My brain does a similar somersault (though less dirty in nature) with ads that use the word “less,” as in BRAND NAME SHOES FOR LESS, because I’m commonly called Les which sounds exactly the same so it sounds like someone has a shit load of shoes they’ve collected just for me. I’m particularly fond of “Payless Shoes” though they never get the joke when I walk in and say, “OK, I’m here. So pay me.” Then there’s the Sting song If You Love Somebody, Set Them Free which contains the line “we can’t live here and be happy with less” that always causes me to ask my radio, “Well, why the hell not??”
Yeah, I’ve had too much time on my hands if I’m thinking up stupid shit like this.