[Ads-l] dab

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jun 2 17:20:44 EDT 2017


Just saw a *third* version jn MSNBC. This one combines the black lady of
the "dab" commercial and the white guy in the lab coat from the "dabs" ad.

*He* definitely says "dabs."

JL

On Thu, Jun 1, 2017 at 9:42 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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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