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Stupidist commercial slogans

Posted by AuntieMel on January 9, 2007, at 15:38:12

My alltime (un)favorite:

"Have a happy period"

Anyone else?

 

Re: Stupidist commercial slogans AuntieMel

Posted by ClearSkies on January 9, 2007, at 16:15:52

In reply to Stupidist commercial slogans, posted by AuntieMel on January 9, 2007, at 15:38:12

LOL! I almost fell off the toilet the first time I read that!

 

Re: Stupidist commercial slogans

Posted by Phillipa on January 9, 2007, at 17:25:21

In reply to Re: Stupidist commercial slogans AuntieMel, posted by ClearSkies on January 9, 2007, at 16:15:52

Just the lunesta commercial with the butterfly. Love Phillipa

 

Re: Stupidist commercial slogans

Posted by Farkus on January 9, 2007, at 20:32:04

In reply to Stupidist commercial slogans, posted by AuntieMel on January 9, 2007, at 15:38:12


"Does she or doesn't she?"

Vintage but annoying to me nonetheless.

 

Re: Stupidist commercial slogans

Posted by Emily Elizabeth on January 9, 2007, at 20:37:30

In reply to Re: Stupidist commercial slogans, posted by Farkus on January 9, 2007, at 20:32:04

The slogan for the new HPV vaccine is "I'm going to be one less." That is grammatically incorrect!!! It should be one FEWER. Less is used for un-countable quantities like "less water." Fewer is used for things that can be counted, like people.

Drives me insane.

Best,
EE

 

Re: Stupidist commercial slogans

Posted by philyra on January 9, 2007, at 21:56:20

In reply to Re: Stupidist commercial slogans, posted by Emily Elizabeth on January 9, 2007, at 20:37:30

"Think different."

also grammatically incorrect. should be "think differently." i think the sense is supposed to be along the lines of "think vacation" or "think polka dots for your bridesmaid dresses" but it still annoys me.

 

Re: Stupidist commercial slogans

Posted by finelinebob on January 11, 2007, at 1:30:24

In reply to Re: Stupidist commercial slogans, posted by philyra on January 9, 2007, at 21:56:20

> "Think different."
>
> also grammatically incorrect. should be "think differently."

But it made you think, didn't it? Something different for a commecial. Now, if you toss in some punctuation, you could say:

Think "different."

Which would be a grammatically correct imperative insisting that "differentness" come to mind when you engage with the product so-sloganed. But sometimes you just gotta break the rules (which that slogan does, figuratively and literally). I mean, how cool would Star Trek have been if Kirk said:

To go, boldy, where no man has gone before

If you're gonna have a cult classic, sometimes you just gotta split an infinitive.

My vote for worst slogan? "Welcome to the Social"

 

Re: Stupidist commercial slogans finelinebob

Posted by philyra on January 11, 2007, at 12:07:14

In reply to Re: Stupidist commercial slogans, posted by finelinebob on January 11, 2007, at 1:30:24

yes, you are correct. :) it did make me think. i guess what makes me sad, though (i know, i'm overreacting) is that a lot of people don't realize the slogan's breaking the rules on that level. so the slogan just encourages sloppy grammar.

but maybe the rulebreaking is a kind of subtext here, and it doesn't really matter whether people catch on. what matters is that it's a catchy slogan. (i'm an apple fanatic, so i can't really blame them.)

sigh,
philyra

 

Dasani

Posted by philyra on January 11, 2007, at 12:09:01

In reply to Re: Stupidist commercial slogans finelinebob, posted by philyra on January 11, 2007, at 12:07:14

in case anybody missed this from a few years ago, it's pretty funny. an exchange between an english professor and Dasani water executives about their slogan "Treat yourself well. Everyday."

http://www.openbrackets.com/article/512/

 

Re: Dasani philyra

Posted by AuntieMel on January 13, 2007, at 13:49:57

In reply to Dasani, posted by philyra on January 11, 2007, at 12:09:01

That cracked me up. Thank you very much.

One of my new favorite books:

"Between you and I"

 

Vonage and Busch beer AuntieMel

Posted by 10derHeart on January 14, 2007, at 12:57:02

In reply to Stupidist commercial slogans, posted by AuntieMel on January 9, 2007, at 15:38:12

I'm cheating here, 'cause it's not slogans, per se, it seems to be their songs.

With Vonage, I *like* their ads - the wild and weird stuff always going on in the background of the person speaking - BUT...it's that frickin' song...!!!!

WHOO-HOO, WOO-HOO-HOO, WHOO-HOO, WOO-HOO-HOO....

...whatever!!!! I used to like it but now it's an earworm from h*ll! My SIL has it bad, and sings it incessantly any time I'm around him. hmmmm...could be he's the issue...not the commerical...

Busch beer - they play the ad too much, waaaaay too much, and again that SONG:

"feel it comin' in (<not so sure on that lyric), the mountains win again, the mountains win again"

Uhhh...feel what, coming where? Pardon me? Anyway...the mountains win what? Again? Have we had contests with the mountains before? What's the prize? If the mountains win, does that mean we lose? I say 'yes' because if I have to hear that song much more I shall LOSE my mind!!!!

oh, cr*ap, this is a mental health forum....eh? Uhhh...never *mind.*

-- 10derHeart, in a mildly manic moment

 

Re: the woohoo song 10derHeart

Posted by AuntieMel on January 16, 2007, at 8:58:14

In reply to Vonage and Busch beer AuntieMel, posted by 10derHeart on January 14, 2007, at 12:57:02

I hated that song until kill bill. But I love that movie.


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