[Ads-l] 21st-Century Advertising Slogans

Mark Mandel mark.a.mandel at GMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 8 20:12:45 EDT 2018

I'm very familiar with just the second half, from "Old Spice means
quality!", words and music both. It's among the myriad of tunes, songs, and
jingles from the fifties onward (and earlier, at second hand) that have
taken up residence in my brain. Obviously the prices that Wilson quotes
were already obsolete by my time.

Never thought of it with "boatswain", though, always "bosun", as she is
spoke...and, ISTM, usually written.

Mark Mandel

On Wed, Aug 8, 2018, 5:59 PM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>

> Well, I swan!
> I ain't never heard them words!
> (Though later ads did advise to "look for the ship that sails the ocean.")
> JL
> On Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 1:35 PM Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > How about the Old Spice jingle?
> >
> > Yo-ho! Yo-Ho!
> > Brushless or lather, boys,
> > Whichever you've a notion!
> > Fifty cents for the shaving cream,
> > A dollar for the lotion!
> > "Old Spice means quality!"
> > Said the captain to the boatswain.
> > So, look for the package with
> > The ship that sails the ocean!
> > Yo-ho! Yo-Ho!

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