[Ads-l] Heard in an anti-pit-action ad

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Aug 6 14:55:02 EDT 2017


> Funny way to say it, IMO.

In the words of Ike Turner:

"That was my point, from the very beginning." ;-)

On Sun, Aug 6, 2017 at 2:04 PM, Mark Mandel <thnidu at gmail.com> wrote:

> I understood "pit", and I sort of got "action". I repeat, needs context.
> "Ad" is in the subject line, but not the text, and I failed to notice it on
> my smartphone.
>
> So, I guess it was a deodorant commercial. Funny way to say it, IMO.
>
> Mark
>
>
> On Aug 6, 2017 1:35 PM, "Jonathan Lighter" wrote:
>
> "Pit" = established slang for "armpit."
>
> "Action" = even longer established slang for "goings-on" or even just
> "stuff."
>
> "Armpit" = term for "underarm" tabooed by Madison Avenue since at least the
> '50s, because it's widely held to be very creepy, like "moist."
>
>
>
>
> On Sun, Aug 6, 2017 at 1:19 PM, Mark Mandel wrote:
>
> > I don't get it. Without context & detail, this could be perfectly normal.
> > And I have no idea what "anti-pit-action" is supposed to mean, and had
> even
> > less before opening your post. (Auto racing?)
> >
> >
> > On Aug 6, 2017 1:59 AM, "Wilson Gray" wrote:
> >
> > _armpits_
> >
> > instead of "underarms."
> >
> > Youneverknow.
>
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