Posted by R. Berg on November 21, 2002
In Reply to: Trix posted by ESC on November 21, 2002
: : : Can anyone help me plese with meaning of TRIX.
: : : Ex:
: : : A- "I think it all started when they finally let the rabbit have a bowl of Trix"
: : : B- "Did they really let the bunny have some Trix?"
: : : Thanks in advance
: : It is a breakfast cereal. And the expression is from a commercial. The rabbit would try to get some Trix and was never successful because "Trix is for kids."
: "Kids love the great taste of Trix cereal! Kids just can't resist those fruity, colorful shapes: wildberry blue, grapity purple, raspberry red, lemony yellow, orangey orange and watermelon.
: The Trix rabbit can't resist those fruity, colorful shapes either, but as kids always tell the rabbit 'Silly rabbit, Trix are for Kids.'"T
: Which is correct -- Trix IS for kids/Trix ARE for kids?
"Trix" looks like a singular to me. Therefore "Trix is for kids." Cap'n Crunch is, Cheerios are, Rice Krispies are, oatmeal is. I don't use kid cereals, but I imagine that if one piece--say, a grapity one--falls on the floor, you don't yell "I lost a Trik!"
The ad gives every form of Trix an adjective ("orangey orange" . . . ) except watermelon. The copywriter could have said "stripey watermelon," for instance. Maybe watermelon doesn't belong in a series of color names in the first place. Maybe this is a poorly thought-out ad.