Notes from a Linguistic Mystic

So, I was wandering the halls of the campus the other day and stumbled across this poster (click the thumbnail for full size):

Although the camera phone picture doesn’t capture it terribly well, they’ve boldfaced letter such that it spells out “MONEY IS GREAT” down the page. I can hardly expect that they’d think this would somehow subconsciously tempt people into their business/pyramid scheme/web of crime, but still, it’s fascinating. Given my past interest in subliminal advertising, I found this as a humorously bad example of the idea, and I figured I would share.

So, really, ideas like this are floating around all the time. It’s often a tricky mystery to find them all, but if you’re observant, you might just pick one up.


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