[Ads-l] dab

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jun 1 21:42:42 EDT 2017


See my original and most recent posts, Wilson.

Poligrip has produced at least two ads based on the same idea.

But one commercial has "a few dabs" and the other "a few dab."

JL

On Thu, Jun 1, 2017 at 9:13 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > 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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