[Ads-l] dab

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jun 1 21:13:04 EDT 2017


What commercial is this? There's nothing worse than arriving inmedias res.

On Thu, Jun 1, 2017 at 8:48 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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.
> >
> > Yet online it is unquestionably "dabs."
> >
> > JL
> >
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> > JL
> >
> >
> > JL
> >
> > On Sat, Sep 3, 2016 at 4:18 PM, W Brewer <brewerwa at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> << 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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