VALENTINE'S DAY

“You Are Gay” Is A Sweetheart Candy Saying? Well, Not Anymore

necco-sweetheartsIt’s Valentine’s Day, which for some of us is a time to celebrate with that special someone and make up for those 364 days of the year when romance is only found in Webster’s.

For the rest of us, it’s just another reason to limp ever closer to diabetes by consuming all the candy and chocolate that will be on sale in 24 hours.

Among those candies are Necco’s iconic Sweethearts, which have been giving people toothaches with their sugary sweetness — both in flavor and in cutesy sayings — for 147 years.

The Atlantic obtained a list of the sayings that have been mercifully retired, either due to advances in technology — who faxes anymore? — or changes in popular slang — groovy has been replaced with the equally tired LOML (love of my life):

 

  1. DIG ME
  2. HOT CHA
  3. SAUCY BOY
  4. GIRL POWER
  5. OH YOU KID
  6. WHY NOT
  7. GROOVY
  8. COOL DUDE
  9. MY, SUCH EYES
  10. FAX ME
  11. HEP CAT
  12. TELL ME HOW
  13. YOU ARE LATE
  14. 1-800 CUPID
  15. [PEACE SYMBOL]
  16. YEAH RIGHT
  17. OH BOY
  18. YOU ROCK
  19. LET’S READ
  20. YOU ARE GAY

It’s a bit surprising “You are gay” was a candygram to begin with since a.) offensive, and b.) probably not the most effective way of getting into someone’s pants. At least if there was a question mark at the end — “You are gay?” — it could be seen as an interesting proposition.

Photo: BosGuy