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  • as seen here:


    It's things like this that make me regret my career choices. Instead of co-authoring a book that causes me to receive e-mail from earnest pharmacokineticists in Uganda and Sweden, I could have made a real contribution by going into advertising and coining words like "Baconalia". Which is sheer bloody genius, I think you'll agree.

    April 20, 2011

  • When I first saw this commercial on TV the other day, my first thought was: Does anyone at Denneys actually know what a bacchanalia is?

    April 20, 2011

  • Ha! That's about right.

    April 20, 2011

  • I think the last two comments do a grave injustice to the advertising geniuses at Denny's. Paraphrasing from their website:

    "At some point Baconalia sizzled out. Bacon historians contend that this could have been the result of a simple spelling mistake. Baconalia, the celebration of swine was misspelled "Bacchanalia", and confused with the Roman celebration of wine, which people then began to mistake for the original feast."

    April 20, 2011

  • Ha ha! Love the wine/swine pun! I've been to Denny's only once, while my wife was giving birth to our second kid, and it was crap, but this ad has convinced me to try again.

    April 20, 2011

  • Try again which part?

    April 20, 2011

  • Ha ha!

    Wordnik is all about the comedy today.

    April 20, 2011

  • I am so glad I didn't have to give birth in a Denny's.

    April 21, 2011

  • You could have called the child Ham-let.

    April 21, 2011

  • That's a good one, yarb. Perhaps we can call the place where baconalia is served as 'hamlet' too. Or for the community of people who enjoy it - which is more akin to the dictionary definition.

    April 21, 2011

  • Hm, you're right - Baconlette was maybe the wrong choice.

    April 21, 2011

  • You are my people and I love you all more than I can say. More than a maple bacon sundae or a BBBLT.


    let's do the sizzle!

    April 21, 2011

  • *wonders if we have to be drunk and naked to eat at Denny's now...*

    *is down with that*

    *but draws the line at giving birth there*

    April 21, 2011

  • Let's make sure chained_bear stays away from Denny's for the next few weeks....

    April 21, 2011

  • Good idea.

    April 26, 2011