[Ads-l] "poppin' hot"

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jan 21 11:38:57 UTC 2015


Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> Despite having jumped the shark years ago, "smokin' hot" is still the
> advertising and fashion cliche' of choice.
>
> Today, however, an email from Frontier Airlines offers "Poppin' Hot Fares!"

Jeopardy Style Commentary

Answer: Poppin' Hot
Question: What do you get when you combine "piping hot" and "Poppin'
Fresh" (the advertising mascot of the Pillsbury Company often referred
to as the Pillsbury Doughboy)?

Garson

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