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BS: Daft Adverts!

Mr Happy 14 Aug 07 - 07:23 AM
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Subject: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: Mr Happy
Date: 14 Aug 07 - 07:23 AM

A current spate of corny adverts on the telly & other media, packaging etc include these gems:

A hair product: 'Gives light reflecting shine!' – is there any other kind of 'shine'?

Fruit drink label: 'Made with real fruit!' – oh, not imitation fruit then?

Anti-flatulence product: 'We asked real women about [the product]' – not fake women?

And then there's those ludicrous pseudo-scientific names they invent to impress the gullible – 'pro-protein' etc

More?


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: GUEST,PMB
Date: 14 Aug 07 - 07:36 AM

Trades Descriptions Act- if they said "It makes your hair shine", someone could sue them if their hair doesn't then glow in the dark.

Mango drink (a code word that 'drink') "Made with real fruit" is quite possibly not the same as "made with real mangoes", which are not the only fruit either. See under 'jam'.

And ideal women don't fart, of course.


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 14 Aug 07 - 08:40 AM

Daft Google adverts, too

currently one of the ads below is for 'Online Fruit Trade & News'

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: TheSnail
Date: 14 Aug 07 - 08:46 AM

'Made with real fruit!'

There is an orange coloured beverage on sale in UK supermarkets that is reputed to contain no fruit of any sort whatsoever; just artificial sweetener, colouring, flavouring and preservatives.


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: Sorcha
Date: 14 Aug 07 - 08:54 AM

Doh....called orange soda pop.


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From: The PA
Date: 14 Aug 07 - 09:04 AM

Sunny Delight! Is it still on sale ??


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: Grab
Date: 14 Aug 07 - 09:06 AM

Sunny Delight, right, Snail? Adverts claim that kids love it. Well of course they do - it's all sugar and artificial flavourings!


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: Folk Form # 1
Date: 14 Aug 07 - 09:07 AM

Demestos - Kills germs dead!
...as against killing them alive.


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: frogprince
Date: 14 Aug 07 - 09:38 AM

I guess Subaru has discontinued one ad slogan that I got a kick out of: "Subaru, driven by what's inside"
...as opposed to all those other cars, that are driven by people hanging on outside and reaching in through the window?


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: SINSULL
Date: 14 Aug 07 - 10:04 AM

I saw my first Trojan ad yesterday - daytime TV. We've come a long way. Wonder if the Pope will excommunicate the network - sorry I don't remember which it was.


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: GUEST,PMB
Date: 14 Aug 07 - 11:08 AM

This Trojan?


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: Cluin
Date: 14 Aug 07 - 01:10 PM

Nestle recently put out a TV ad, showing three young people—2 girls and a guy—standing beside an ice cream cooler in a convenience store. They are all comparing stupidly and loudly which Netsle brand ice cream treat they are craving. I forget what each of the girls were "dreaming" about (Just buy the damn thing! You're right there!) but the guy wants a Drumstick. Apparently they can't see the Nestle Ice Cream fairie hovering over the cooler, magically changing the entire contents of the freezer to reflect the loudly voiced preference of whoever is speaking at the time (like teens speak one at a time). After changing the ice cream freezer 3 times and the guy stating that he STILL feels like a Drumstick, the exasperated magical ice cream fairy (hey, it's a tough job) changes the guy into a giant talking Drumstick. Whereupon the two girls lunge forward and bury their faces in his walnut encrusted "head".

When the commercial first aired, the talking ice cream cone guy laughed and cautioned them, "Girls! Girls! Easy on the nuts!"

They have since changed it in the last couple of weeks to "Whoa! Careful!"

Now where they just bold in the beginning, know how it would be received and hoping for some notoriety, or were they really that clueless? I believe the former.


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: Becca72
Date: 14 Aug 07 - 01:47 PM

Kind of like the at-home pregnancy test kit that at first stated "the most advanced technology you will ever pee on" that now says "the most advanced technology you will ever....you know"


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: Gurney
Date: 15 Aug 07 - 12:49 AM

In an exercise machine ad.
" Goes past parallel!" I think they mean horizontal, rather than into the arctic circle.

"Dozens of car yards, not one the same!" As a ice-cream shop, presumably.


'America's got Talent.' 'Englands got Talent' Talent, yes.
Grammar, no.

Professional advertisers do this for their living!
In the old days (a few years ago) it was often the typesetters who quietly reworded script. Nowadays it goes to press just as the writer wrote.


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: SharonA
Date: 15 Aug 07 - 01:33 AM

Now were they just bold in the beginning, knowing how it would be received and hoping for some notoriety, or were they really that clueless? I believe the former.

Most likely the former. I remember a similar instance from a couple of years ago: a series of ads for Aspercreme (a tube of stuff that you rub into your skin to relieve muscle pains and aches). Each rapid-fire ad presented someone in pain who questioned whether he or she could find relief. A disembodied chorus of men then sang: "You bet your sweet Aspercreme!"

And just in case the listener didn't get the joke from the lyric, it was emphasized in the melody (so so so so SO ti do), where the syllable "ass" was the highest note, an octave higher than "you bet your sweet".

These ads ran on TV and, as I recall, on radio for several weeks until the company received enough complaints about the crudeness of the jingle that it was changed to "you bet if it's Aspercreme". The melody, however, was not changed, so the focus was still on the "ass" (the ass who wrote the jingle, that is!). Made it sound like a hemorrhoid ointment.


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: GUEST,The black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 15 Aug 07 - 07:29 AM

Do you remember "Nothing acts faster than Anadin"?
I took nothing of course.


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: The PA
Date: 15 Aug 07 - 10:44 AM

Shiela's Wheels Car Insurance - They certainly need it, the car is going backwards in the ad.


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: Cluin
Date: 15 Aug 07 - 12:39 PM

"HEADON!!! APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD!"


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: autolycus
Date: 15 Aug 07 - 12:49 PM

I think all ads should have all spin removed.





       Ivor


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 16 Aug 07 - 08:00 AM

Not an advert and not strictly PC, but I can't help giggling to myself on the Underground train when we stop at King's Cross - near which is the Moorfields Eye hospital and associated institutes.

The automated tannoy announcer carefully intones 'King's Cross - alight here for the National Institute for the Blind'.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 16 Aug 07 - 08:19 AM

"It's the Blind Man!"

"Hello Missus"...


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: GUEST,Peter
Date: 16 Aug 07 - 12:29 PM

The "buy on eBay ads seem to have vanished now. The "buy dead dogs on eBay" ad was a running joke at Webmasterworld for a long time.


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: Mr Happy
Date: 19 Aug 07 - 04:40 AM

Now a face cream's being marketed as containing '15% Oxygen'!!

And the vain nitwits'll all be rushing off to buy it, no doubt!


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 19 Aug 07 - 05:02 AM

Becca - saw it last night, still says 'pee on'! Reality TV lives!


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: bubblyrat
Date: 19 Aug 07 - 08:53 AM

You could get away with that, of course. Some years ago, the spy-ship USS Pueblo was captured by the North Koreans, who paraded the crew through the streets of Pyongyang, and then put the Captain on TV to publicly apologise . Counting on their English being more formal than colloquial, the Captain ( Blucher? Belcher ? ) chose the word "paeon" , meaning to "praise", and blithely said of his captors " I should like to pee on the Korean Navy, and pee on the Korean Army ......" Etc., etc !!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 20 Aug 07 - 03:05 AM

There's a jolly one for Boots the Chemist on UK TV at the moment. The best time to catch it is after 9.00pm because there's an extra bit added that doesn't get shown before then.

Basically, the advert draws attention to various pharmaceutical products we use and the price reduction on them, by price stickering people where they'd use the products. A girl on a swing gets stickered on her arms and legs where she'd use sunscreen, a couple kissing where they'd use lip balm or mouthwash... and a couple "in bed" together who hear the noise of the stickergun - but in the post watershed version, he lifts the sheets to see what they stickered!

Made me wonder.. those stickers can be right buggers to peel off without leaving a mark or ripping the wrapper...

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: JennyO
Date: 20 Aug 07 - 01:03 PM

There was an ad a few years ago - obviously not very effective because I don't remember what it was advertising.

It went something like this:

One woman says "Since using *****, I feel like a new man!"

and the other woman says "Yes, but where are you going to find one this time of night?"

The ad only ran for a couple of weeks before it was censored, with the second woman's comment having been removed. Any Oz folks remember this one?


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: Nickhere
Date: 20 Aug 07 - 01:33 PM

Some ads seemed designed simply to confuse us. Guinness ran an ad a few years back that showed all these supposedly 'real' people (as opposed to actors) falling aorund the place laughing. There they were, laughing their heads off in Ballymun, falling backwards off walls at whatever had them in such a state of mirth. Perhaps the very ad they were asked to appear in? The price of a pint of Guinness? We were left mystified as not a word was spoken. I wondered if perhaps Guinness was trying to tell us that drinking their product turns its patrons into village idiots.

(I hope I got all the grammar right in that one!!)

Or what about that famous marekting phrase 'up to' as in "prolong your life by up to 1,000 years by using our product". Meaningless of course as 'up to' begins at zero.


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: GUEST,Mercuryboy
Date: 21 Aug 07 - 03:30 AM

My own personal favourite was "For headaches, nothing works faster than anadin" (an aspirin product). Does this mean that if you take nothing then it would work faster?


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: GUEST,Dáithí
Date: 21 Aug 07 - 04:31 AM

I recently bought a bottle of liquid soap that claims to "wash hygienically".....??????????
D


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: Mr Happy
Date: 21 Aug 07 - 05:49 AM

Only dirty people wash!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: Mr Happy
Date: 21 Aug 07 - 06:49 AM

.............& then there's all those items that the adverts say have been 'voted product of the year!'

Who voted??


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: autolycus
Date: 21 Aug 07 - 01:51 PM

Jackie Mason had fun with some old US ads many years ago.

   "There's this deoderant that says,'We stop perspiration around the clock!!'.

   "I took this deoderant, but I still perspire like anything.....................
   "But around my clock .........................

   "They've come up with a deoderant which will wipe out all the other ones. It's called 'Invisible'. You see you take this deoderant and you disappear completely. But the smell stays the same, only nobody knows where it's coming from, this is the trick.

   "There's another ad where a girl smokes a cigarette, and then she has the nerve to say,'I've tried everything,............but i prefer... a camel.'

   "I'd like to meet that woman.

   "Have you seen this ad where a beautiful woman is holding a baby, and a voice pops out and says,'Does she? Or doesn't she?'

   "Well whadds YOU think?"







       Ivor


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: Declan
Date: 21 Aug 07 - 04:56 PM

If I see that man in the WKD add kick his underpants at his mate in the other bed once more I'm going to swing for someone. It must have been shown on every add break on Sky Sports for the last 5 years. Grr...


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: Nickhere
Date: 21 Aug 07 - 05:56 PM

I get annoyed by the way most TV stations nowadays play the ads at a much higher volme than the programmes, jolting you out of your sleep on the couch. Can we start a campaign to the main stations to get something done about this (I like my sleep)?


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: autolycus
Date: 22 Aug 07 - 03:42 AM

There is an online site for creating petitions. One of our technophiles is bound to come up with the details (unless one of our technophiles is missing).


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: fat B****rd
Date: 22 Aug 07 - 03:38 PM

I don't know about anywhere else but according to tv ads in the Uk only women ar ever constipated.


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: Mr Happy
Date: 23 Oct 07 - 09:11 AM

..........& there's the one with the little girl saying so & so product 'makes me stronger-er!'

Don't give your children this - they'll end up with a speech impediment!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: GUEST,Black Hawk on works PC
Date: 23 Oct 07 - 09:24 AM

In supermarkets in UK there is a product in the gardening section that states 'Kills ants for up to 24hrs'.

My 10yr old daughter wanted to write to the company to say she had tried it on her ant farm but they had stayed dead and she wanted compensation.


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: Mr Happy
Date: 23 Oct 07 - 09:29 AM

You need new, improved 'Lazarus' pro-protein anti- death creme with added folic acid!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: RangerSteve
Date: 23 Oct 07 - 03:33 PM

Ads for new movies always end with the phrase - "Only in theaters". I don't know who needs to be told that. Do people expect movies to premier in the laundromat?

Just a little thread drift here - there were two car ads that always ended with the phrases "Have you driven a Ford lately?", and "Find yourself in a Mercury now". I always wanted to go into the dealers and ask to test drive those models - the Lately and the Now. And then insist that they produce those models, as the ads clearly state that they exist.


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 23 Oct 07 - 07:37 PM

Was in a convenience store picking up snacks for the rest of the office. One of the requests -- yeah, requests -- was for the red soft drink in the two litre bottle. The flavor? Red, of course. (Yes, that was the flavor name on the label!)

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: Mr Happy
Date: 24 Oct 07 - 09:43 AM

.........& why does 'anti-aging creme' have a sell-by date?


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: topical tom
Date: 25 Oct 07 - 09:17 AM

Has anyone decoded the Viagra language yet?


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 26 Oct 07 - 09:27 AM

What about the ad that claims shredded wheat is knitted by nannas! Everyone knows they only knit oversize jumpers with silly pictures on!


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: Rapparee
Date: 26 Oct 07 - 02:01 PM

Then, when Pepsi hit China with the ad campaign about "refreshes your spirit" or something like that, it translated as "Pepsi brings back your dead ancestors."

Or the Chevrolet Nova, a nice name but not in Spanish-speaking countries, where "No va" means "Doesn't go."


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: Mr Happy
Date: 14 Nov 07 - 03:45 AM

'staying in- is the new going out !


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: GUEST,Dáithí
Date: 14 Nov 07 - 05:05 AM

Rapaire -
"Or the Chevrolet Nova, a nice name but not in Spanish-speaking countries, where "No va" means "Doesn't go."


Reminds me of the reason Toyota didn't call their MR2 sportscar that name in France....

D


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 14 Nov 07 - 11:59 AM

Spanish ads are apparently rather difficult to write, as the local (US) Spanish-speaking teen-guys seem to have an "obscene" meaning for every Spanish word.

(Or maybe they just add a little "spin" when explaining to gringos. I'll have to look for an adult speaker I guess.)

John


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 14 Nov 07 - 12:06 PM

Has anyone decoded the Viagra language yet?

No, but the latest research indicates that Viagra appears to increase oxycontin1 levels in those who take it.

1 Oxycontin - A principal hormone in the inducing of lactation.

Actually, they claim it's a "good thing" since it also promotes "bonding and orgasm" - even in men(?)

John


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: topical tom
Date: 14 Nov 07 - 12:19 PM

Induction of lactation? Bonding and orgasm? Should men be taking this?


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 14 Nov 07 - 12:24 PM

Judge for yourself:

Viagra may give men more than physical love

Reuters: updated 5:51 p.m. CT, Thurs., Aug. 23, 2007.

A little old for research in this field, but I haven't seen a rebuttal.

John


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: Mr Happy
Date: 15 Nov 07 - 12:09 PM

Renault Megane:

In Japanese 'Me' means 'eyes', 'Me-ga-ne' means 'Glasses!' [Spectacles]


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: Ella who is Sooze
Date: 16 Nov 07 - 03:35 AM

the ones that get me are the ads that say...

Nothing works better than (add in product name) - well... USE NOTHING THEN!

EWIS... grumpy of Wales (not had coffee yet)


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: Bert
Date: 23 Nov 07 - 03:29 AM

Then there's that car ad. Can't think who it is for at the moment but they have a pair of calipers set on a stand and they 'ring' them like a tuning fork.

Now

1. Calipers don't 'ring' because they are not continuous over the joint.

2. Calipers don't 'ring' because they are restrained by the adjusting screw in the middle.

and 3.These calipers wont 'ring' because their ends are set into the display stand.

and these guys want you to be impressed by their engineering. SHEESH GUYS - GET IT RIGHT.


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: GUEST,J. Garfield Davis
Date: 23 Nov 07 - 10:54 AM

Whenever I see some product advertised as "new and improved", I think that "up till now I've been eating old and inferior"


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: Mr Happy
Date: 24 Mar 09 - 04:14 AM

Latest car from Korean manufacturers is being marketed in UK as a model called the 'Soul'

It's the Kia Soul - careful how you say it!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: SINSULL
Date: 24 Mar 09 - 09:16 AM

I am sick to tears of that idiot woman rescuing her unused "stale" minutes from the trash bin. Show me a single household with children that has ANY unused cell phone minutes - pure idiocy.


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: Wesley S
Date: 24 Mar 09 - 10:20 AM

My favorite is still a sign I saw in front of a bait shop. It said "Worms and Cold Beer". My friend said that's the ONLY way he'd eat worms is if he had a lot of cold beer.


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: katlaughing
Date: 24 Mar 09 - 07:50 PM

The Old Navy ads with the mannequins breaking off each other's fingers, etc. are sickening...I can't believe they think they will sell anything with those.


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: Bert
Date: 25 Mar 09 - 06:48 AM

And Toyota have a vehicle called Tacoma.

Don't they realise what a spectacular engineering disaster that was.


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: Mr Happy
Date: 06 Apr 09 - 09:30 AM

Anyone drive a Key Assole?


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: Mr Happy
Date: 09 Sep 09 - 08:41 AM

Free Range eggs - why then do you have to pay for them??


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: Mr Happy
Date: 27 Oct 09 - 12:01 PM

...........& 'outdoor reared sausages'!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: Mr Happy
Date: 08 Jan 12 - 10:38 AM

Are you in a band? You or your band could play live at Europe's best festivals this summer

*****

How can anyone play other than live?


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 08 Jan 12 - 07:26 PM

The Grateful Dead, The Zombies


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: Mr Happy
Date: 09 Jan 12 - 04:51 AM

.....& the ones that really p*ss me off are the constant 1/2 price ads.

If stuff's 1/2 price then you should be able to buy it at 1/2 the marked price.

But no, another lie.

The price is the price


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: gnu
Date: 09 Jan 12 - 03:44 PM

A lot of that here... HALF PRICE! But, they jack up the price on the sign. And, where the advert used to say regular price it now says "featured price".

Lately, some grocery stores have been advertising something that isn't even in season, and you find they have a poor substitute at a much lower price. Example... The Real Atlantic Stupidstore flier had honey tangerines for $1.49 a pound. Now, there ain't none on the go here in January but I thought maybe they got some from "somewhere". I got to the store and they had sunburst tangerines for $0.96 a pound. I asked the clerk. He pointed. I said those are not honey tangerines... I won't bore you with the next five minutes but right up to the produce manager (4th guy called in to figure this out - ???) I was told they are the same... and I won't tell you what I told the produce manager on accounta I think you know what I told him.

Blatant dupe to get people in the store. False advertising.


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: Bainbo
Date: 09 Jan 12 - 03:58 PM

Beginning of October I went into a Marks & Spencer here in the UK and there was an assistant at the door touting "half price" Christmas cake - down from (I'm guessing now) £15.99 to £7.99.

And I thought (but didn't say, though maybe I shold have): "When? When did you start selling Christmas cake at £15.99, that you can reduce it now? It's only October now!"


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: Mr Happy
Date: 10 Jan 12 - 04:41 AM

Bainbo,

Exactly my point, for the so called 1/2 price of £7.99, you should've been able to buy it for 1/2 of that!

Gnu,

'Blatant dupe to get people in the store. False advertising.'

A Netto shop near me used to regularly put out fliers round the neighbourhood advertising special offers, but whenever I went to buy these, they never had any!


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: gnu
Date: 10 Jan 12 - 10:02 PM

Happy... here's a new one here. They don't have it so I ask for a raincheck and they say they can't give me one because it's not an item that they regularly stock. That's when I ask for them to get the manager to extend the date on the rain check because they didn't have any in stock upon the opening day of the sale. That confuses them and they do call for the manager. That's when the fun starts... upon store opening on the first date of the sale. I always get my unlimited time raincheck.

The squeaky wheel gets the manager.


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: Mr Happy
Date: 20 Sep 12 - 03:41 AM

In local paper yesterday:

'New invisible hearing aid - has to be seen to be believed!'


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 20 Sep 12 - 06:00 AM

brilliant!


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 20 Sep 12 - 12:37 PM

My neighbor grew up on a farm 50 miles away. She told me her brother raises free-range chickens. Then she added, "Of course, they don't move around outside. They live in boxes."

For a chicken, that's surely worse than being in a building. Imagine a coyote sniffing around at night or a hawk overhead in the day. The poor chickens can see the predators, but they have no place to hide, can't flee...

Pfui!


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 20 Sep 12 - 05:39 PM

"Ads for new movies always end with the phrase - "Only in theaters". I don't know who needs to be told that. Do people expect movies to premier in the laundromat?"
\,..,

In interests of fairness ~~ this not so absurd. It surely means that it has not been simultaneously issued on DVD as some films are, so can, at least for the moment, only be seen by visiting the cinema?

~M~


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: Bert
Date: 20 Sep 12 - 08:14 PM

And then there was that bar with the sign "Live Dancers".


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: Mr Happy
Date: 21 Sep 12 - 04:05 AM

Free range eggs, eh?

Surely not, imagine eggs roaming a field independently!


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 21 Sep 12 - 04:16 AM

One can get too picky imo about what constitutes 'daftness'. Surely, Mr Happy, 'free-range eggs' is a recognisable and convenient elliptical locution for 'eggs laid by free-range hens'?

~M~


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: Mr Happy
Date: 17 Apr 13 - 06:31 AM

On TV last night 'Online swimming lessons!'

I wonder how that works?


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 18 Apr 13 - 04:06 AM

From much earlier in the thread:
'America's got Talent.' 'Englands got Talent' Talent, yes.
Grammar, no.

Where did either of these countries get their talent? Went and collected it from Germany?
'America has talent' & 'England has talent'.


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: Mr Happy
Date: 18 Apr 13 - 09:28 AM

Saw a banner proclaiming Holywell Festival which also announced;

'Wale's got talent!'

Welsh grammar?


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: Gurney
Date: 19 Apr 13 - 12:42 AM

We have an Ab-circle-pro, (Sp?) with a "full circular motion!"
No it hasn't. Works in an arc. Has stops to stop you putting 360deg in you backbone.


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: Mr Happy
Date: 31 Aug 13 - 12:59 PM

Sign in gardening dept.

'Grow your own Growbags!'

& an advert for a plumbers; 'drains & sceptic tanks cleaned' [my italics]


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 31 Aug 13 - 03:24 PM

I love the sceptic tanks!! LOL!!
I like doors that are 'Alarmed', one feels an urge to reassure them. And here in Norfolk we have 'Genuine PVC Jackets' for sale on Norwich market. At least they're painfully honest about them.


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: Michael
Date: 31 Aug 13 - 06:18 PM

Again not an advert but quite common: "This door must remain locked at all times" so why not a wall then?


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: Bill D
Date: 31 Aug 13 - 06:28 PM

TV ad for patch you stick on "Salonpas... "for mild to serious moderate pain!"

Covers all the bases in one short phrase.


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Subject: RE: BS: Daft Adverts!
From: JennieG
Date: 01 Sep 13 - 12:35 AM

How about a large sign which says: "Baby Warehouse"?

I often wondered where the little blighters came from......


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