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Post# 911988   12/21/2016 at 03:26 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 by brucelucenta (tulsa, oklahoma)        

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Shame on you.

Post# 911993 , Reply# 2   12/21/2016 at 05:45 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 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.

Cheers,
-- Paulo.


Post# 912143 , Reply# 4   12/22/2016 at 11:02 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 by earthling177 (Boston, MA)        

Steve:

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 by Sbond22 (Grove City, Fl. USA)        
HaHa

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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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