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Post# 911988   12/21/2016 at 03:26 (187 days old) by Sbond22 (Grove City, Fl. USA)        

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Was it Tide, Dad, or (gasp) the Norge Tech?

Post# 911990 , Reply# 1   12/21/2016 at 04:25 (187 days old) by brucelucenta (tulsa, oklahoma)        

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Shame on you.

Post# 911993 , Reply# 2   12/21/2016 at 05:45 (187 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Not the first time this has been eluded to with regards to this particular POD. 

Post# 912057 , Reply# 3   12/21/2016 at 16:52 (186 days old) by earthling177 (Boston, MA)        

At least this technician looks a little more handsome and doesn't have the "crazy eyes" thing that some other Tide PODs have.

In any case, and to be a little more serious, that's one of the cool things in English. The boy is clearly talking about Tide, because the phrase is "Your new Norge Automatic's here... and sump'n you like came in it!". If he meant the technician, it would have been either "Someone came with it" or "Someone came in/on it" if something more titillating was meant.

One way or another, advertising has used sex to sell for as long as it has existed. No one should be surprised by it or act like they just discovered this. There is no shame in noticing how it's used, it's one of the few ways to not fall for every single ad there is.

-- Paulo.

Post# 912143 , Reply# 4   12/22/2016 at 11:02 (186 days old) by Sbond22 (Grove City, Fl. USA)        
to be a little more serious,

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My bad. English being my second language, I mistakenly assumed "sump'n" was the contraction for "someone". That being said I would really appreciate a treatise on the word "titillating". I shudder at the thought of misusing that one in public.

Post# 912186 , Reply# 5   12/22/2016 at 16:07 (185 days old) by earthling177 (Boston, MA)        


Not really a treatise (LOL), but what my online dictionary says is:

"arousing mild sexual excitement or interest; salacious: she let slip titillating details about her clients. then came a lot of titillating tabloid speculation."

And the online thesaurus says:

"a titillating rendition of "Baby, It's Cold Outside": arousing, exciting, stimulating, sexy, thrilling, provocative, tantalizing, interesting, fascinating; suggestive, salacious, erotic. ANTONYMS boring."

Post# 912199 , Reply# 6   12/22/2016 at 17:46 (185 days old) by Sbond22 (Grove City, Fl. USA)        

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Thanks, Paulo. I think I'd better stick with "sexy". If I were to start stuttering trying to pronounce "titillaing" I could really find myself in trouble.

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