[Ads-l] dab

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jun 1 20:48:07 EDT 2017


OK, wiseguys. I've just seen the commercial in question again and replayed
it numerous times at top audio resolution. It appeared on CNN at 8:36 p.m.
EDT.

The word is "dab."

The commercial is *not* identical to that at Ben's link.

This one features an African-American woman (who "loves kiwis") on camera
and (what sounds like) an African-American announcer in the voice-over, who
clearly says "dab."

Got that?

JL

On Sun, Sep 4, 2016 at 9:04 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> I ran it back several times on the TV, on various audio settings, and it
> was "dab" every time. Unmistakably.
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> Yet online it is unquestionably "dabs."
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> On Sat, Sep 3, 2016 at 4:18 PM, W Brewer <brewerwa at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> << With just a few dabs, it's clinically proven ... >>  Az ah heered it.
>> Personally, I woulda cribbed the Brylcreem jingle.  "A little dab'll do
>> ya,
>> Granny! Yabba-dabba-doo!"
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