[Ads-l] "poppin' hot"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jan 21 12:13:58 UTC 2015


Funny, I thought of popcorn.

But "piping hot" may be a real influence. It could have become "popping"
simply by evolution.

Some people may avoid "piping" because it "doesn't make no sense."

JL

On Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 6:38 AM, ADSGarson O'Toole <
adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:

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