[Ads-l] Ban or no ban?

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Wed Feb 1 12:16:15 EST 2017


Reading the linked article at refinery29.uk I saw that "clean
sleeping" included the rule "No alcohol before bed". In addition, a
"copper-infused pillowcase" was recommended with "fine strands of
copper oxide could help to prevent the formation of, and even reduce,
wrinkles".

Perhaps the phrase "clean living" provides an interesting antecedent.
Below is an excerpt from an 1852 article titled "Physical Puritanism"
that discussed homeopathy, alcohol prohibition, and other topics. This
probably falls into the general OED division "II. Pure, undefiled,
unsullied" which has a very long history.

Date: July 17, 1852
Periodical: Littell's Living Age
Article: Physical Puritanism (acknowledgement Westminster Review)
Start Page 129, Quote Page 131

https://books.google.com/books?id=BSLVAAAAMAAJ&q=%22clean+living%22#v=snippet&

[Begin excerpt]
It seems that it forbids its patients the secret and hypocritical
poisons in daily use among the self-indulgent multitude. The
consistent homoeopathist has to abstain, when under treatment, from
spirits, wines, beers, coffees, teas, tobaccos, and spices; and,
although homoeopathy might be considered as mainly a testimony against
the consumption of poisonous stuffs during sickness and convalescence,
it is likewise clear that the whole weight of its vast influence is in
favor of clean living.
[End excerpt]

Garson


On Wed, Feb 1, 2017 at 11:28 AM, Jonathan Lighter
<wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
> The first I heard of this was in the recent Panera Bread commercials
> promising "clean food."
>
> I thought at first they were insinuating that other restaurants served
> unclean food - either with dirt in it or in some religious sense.
>
> JL
>
> On Wed, Feb 1, 2017 at 10:45 AM, Theresa Fisher <fisher.theresa at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Hi – I'm a reporter writing an article on the Gwyneth Paltrow-endorsed
>> "clean
>> sleep" trend
>> <http://www.refinery29.uk/2017/01/137104/clean-sleeping-
>> trend-gwyneth-paltrow>,
>> and I'm trying to figure out when people started describing good-for-you
>> behavior (a raw-food diet, for example) as "clean" rather than plain old
>> "healthy." If anyone has thoughts on the rise of "clean," used in this way,
>> I'd love to hear/read them! Thanks.
>>
>> On Tue, Jan 31, 2017 at 6:12 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
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>> > JL
>> >
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