|Thanks for this idea, Jessica Goodman!|
This is a screen capture of an actual Taco Bell ad.
They are promoting their "NBA $5 BUCK BOX." Read that. Now read it again. Did you catch it? Because that should be read, "NBA five dollar buck box," because that's how the dollar sign works.
Hey Taco Bell: You don't need a dollar sign if you're also including a slang term for dollar.
Here's my question: Did this actually get by Taco Bell without them noticing or do they think we're so dumb that we needed both the dollar sign and the word "buck" to get their point?
But really, does the reasoning matter? What really matters here is that Taco Bell seriously named a product something redundant, and naming a product includes packaging, advertising, signs in all the stores, etc. Basically, a lot of money was spent on this, and I think it's pretty unfortunate.