11.05.2004

It's almost surprising how little raises my eyebrows anymore:
The salacious ads by hip-hop clothing line Akademiks declare: "Read Books, Get Brain."

But kids say "get brain" does not mean smarts. It's slang for oral sex. And the company behind the ads told the Daily News the slogan choice was no mistake.

"We knew this," fessed up Anthony Harrison, Akademiks' ad designer. "It's coded language, city slang. Teens know what it means but the general public doesn't."

High school students across the city immediately picked up on the dual meaning. One provocative ad features a curvy, panty-clad woman, on her knees, holding an open book. She isn't reading it.
Even this story of literature and misogyny is just pathetic.

-Lauren
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