The meaning of "premium mediocre"


#22

Since the sentence lacks a comma, I’m going to assume that the intended meaning is cupcakes with froyo – like a birthday party that eschews cake and ice cream in favor of cupcakes and froyo.

¯_(ツ)_/¯


#23

Clearly!

What did yummy, tasty cupcakes ever do to anyone?

And for the record; no, I’m not talking about undersized, overpriced ‘gourmet’ cupcakes with way too much icing.

I mean the ones you can make at home, for a fraction of the cost.


#25

Premium milquetoast.


#26

The bowling alley I currently work at has a “VIP” area you can get into for an extra quid a game per person. It has carpeted floor around the booth seating, different coloured balls and pins, some lights on the wall that spell out “VIP” and… er…


#27

Yes, good point. Same for pear juice.
But being serious for a moment, I would include:
The iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S range*
BMW and Audi
McMansions

I am using the original definition of mediocre, though, which is not pejorative.

*edit - apparently I don’t know my Samsungen, but this doesn’t worry me. I guess I could have written “over promoted expensive brands which are no better at actually doing phone things than stuff half the price, but which people imagine to be status symbols.”


#28

raises hand nervously :expressionless:


#29

Really good metal bands.


#31

“The iPhone and Samsung Galaxy range”

Samsung’s entire phone and tablet lineup is the “Galaxy” range, right? Or does Samsung have non-“Galaxy” fondleslabs as well?


#32

Live, Laugh, Love, Dammit!


#33

Ah damn, just realised I was in the shop on the way home buying cheesecake and cola to go with the chinese I was picking up on the way. I must have thought about which brand of cola to buy for at least 10 seconds… Fever Tree vs. Dr. Fentimans… facepalm

(Edit: Got the right brand name now!)


#34

My non ‘samsung’ nook tablet is samsung under the covers just a little under powered compared to the branded version but meh I read ebooks on it so it doesn’t need to be uber fast.


#35

Nordstrom Rack is sort of like that.


#36

Funny to me that my spouse and I have avoided chain restaurants and such because this is essentially how we always felt…it was mediocre at best.

We have always been labeled snobs as a result because we’d rather spent money on a real meal than shite at Applebees or Olive Garden.


#37

Exactly. You’d probably be horrified if your cajun seasoning had actual cajuns in it.


#38

What if it’s made from certified artisans?

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#39

‘Premium mediocre’ is anything sporting the name Trump.


#40

Make America Mediocre Again.


#41

Nothing but the best for Mr. Moneybags over here.

Like, thanks buddy, I know I could get a better burrito. But I have $7 in my pocket.


#42

Sometimes cupcakes are just good. If made competently, they deliver exactly the pleasure one would expect from a tiny cake. Nothing premium or mediocre about it.

Now, if you took a grocery store cupcake, dried it out for a few days, and added fake liqueur flavoring to the frosting, you’d be in premium mediocre land.


#43

At first glance I read this as ‘carpeted lanes’… y’know, for the quieter ambiance you always look for at yer premium alleys.