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Sweet sayings

Timothy Kincaid

February 13th, 2013

The Atlantic has a cute story about the sayings that Necco’s Sweethearts have taken off the candy over their nearly 150 years. This is the illustration:

Which was all nice and fine until I saw this one.

Yeah, I know what it is supposed to say, but really? Really? C’mon, it’s tough enough being 49 and single this week.



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OK, so what *is* it supposed to say?

Ben in Oakland
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Beat me to it.

And Timothy, you may be 49 and single, but you are a very attractive man. Don’t take a misprint on a piece of bad cAndy as a personal message from the universe.

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I’m betting HOLD HANDS.

But I’ll take LETS RIDE over there on the green to the left.

Priya Lynn
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Soren, that looks much more like a “U” than a “D”. I’m also curious as to what its supposed to say.

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I know it’s probably a misprint or the lettering on the “D” just wore off, but dude, that’s just wrong.

It still made me laugh, but that’s just wrong.

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As Soren said, it’s definitely “Hold hands.” It’s printed too far to the left, so the H’s aren’t visible, and the top of the D has worn off.

Priya Lynn
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Okay, you convinced me.

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There’s still hope, Timothy. I met my husband when I was 52 and he was 23. We’ve been together for 15 years and legally married for five.

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I think they should restore saucy boy. I like saucy boys.

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