Posted by Bookworm on November 21, 2002
In Reply to: Trix, s./pl. posted by R. Berg 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."
: : http://www.generalmills.com/corporate/brandscape/trix/index.htm
: : "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.
Watermelon flavored cereal? Yuk! What will they think of next? At any rate, Lucky Charms was my favorite as a kid. (Pink hearts, yellow moons, orange stars, green clovers and blue diamonds...) The last addition to that was, I believe, purple horseshoes.