I Pit Subway for the most idiotic phrase I've ever heard in a commercial...

… in description of a sandwich:

“Yum rockets.”

What the fuck, Subway? Really, what the FREAKING FUCK were you thinking? Even if your ad agency does employ bonobos with learning disabilities to write your ad campaigns, why in the name of Jesus Christ the everlasting Son of the Father would you actually APPROVE of it and let it RUN on NATIONAL TELEVISION???

You were already losing me when you decided that your cheese list would basically be stacked towards “mild American and its variants,” but this, I think, just cements my disgust.

“Yum rockets,” indeed. :smack:

My wife’s reaction, after I read the OP out loud to her, was – and I quote – “What the fuck is wrong with people?! Makes me dumber for having heard that!”

For the record, I think it’s hilarious.

I hope she was referring to the ad! :stuck_out_tongue:

Yeah, sorry – I could have made that clearer, I suppose. :wink:

If* yum rocket* doesn’t sound like a euphemism for ejaculation I don’t know of a nationwide deli chain catch phrase that does.

Yeah, I’m pretty sure that was the name of a porno originally. If not, it soon will be.

Dibs on doing casting from the lovely ladies on SDMB! :smiley:

I think I now have a new pet name for my boyfriend. I can’t wait to see his reaction. :smiley:

Wow, you really are a perv! :wink:

I vote any food even remotely phallic shaped shall heretofore be referred to as “yum rockets”.

That, and my husbands penis. That is all.

Your outrage leads me to conclude that you haven’t seen many commercials on TV.

I envy you.

I wonder if they’re infringing Yum Brands’ trademark.

Is it true that, unlike basically every fast food place ever, Subway won’t give you a cup of water if you ask for one, and instead makes you buy their overpriced bottled water? I heard this from someone recently, and if that’s the case, I’m never going to buy another goddamn sub from those greedy, environment-hating bastards again.

Yum rockets.

Tee-hee. You said “yum rockets.”


I can’t stop laughing.

Are the sandwich makers now going to be known as “Yum Rocket Scientists”?

I get cups of water from the soda vending machine all the time. Usually they even give me a big soda cup (rather than a smaller plastic cup) to put it in.

Subway cheese (the standard white) gives me diarrhea.

You want to refer to any phallic food as your husband’s penis?

“Honey, I’m gonna run out to Quizno’s and get some torie’s husband’s penises.”

Could make for interesting meal times, I’ll grant you.

“Deli?” You dare to use the word “deli” to describe Subway and its ilk? That’s a greater crime than “yum rocket” if you ask me.

Shit, you can barely call what these chains make “sandwiches.” If I didn’t know any better, they’re probably calling them yum rockets because of some looming threat from the FDA to reclassify all their menu items as objects capable of surviving an uncontrolled atmospheric re-entry.

Ewww. Fuck, what an awful catchphrase. It sucks so badly that I can just imagine the rest of the commercial. I’m tempted never to eat at Subway again, although I don’t think I’ll stick to that.