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How Would You Describe Yourself? (A Humorous Ad)

Friends: Linda and I are in the NC mountains for a couple of weeks and I couldn’t resist taking a picture of the following billboard. Comments welcome!

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Posted by on July 9, 2021 in humor


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Do I Really Want to Buy This Car? (Time for a Great Commercial)

Okay. This is just a fun commercial. The “new species of soul,” huh?

BUT — Do I really want to buy a car that, although it drives really sporty across rugged terrain, gets GOBBLED UP by a giant lizard? I think not.

This seems an odd way to sell a new model of a sporty car. You agree or disagree?

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Posted by on June 11, 2019 in advertisements


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Actual Ads — Did It Really Say That?

The following are actual excerpts from classified sections of city newspapers.

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Auto Repair Service. Free pick-up and delivery. Try us once, you’ll never go anywhere again.

Our experienced Mom will care for your child. Fenced yard, meals, and smacks included.

Dog for sale: eats anything and is fond of children.FirefoxScreenSnapz502

3-year old teacher needed for pre-school. Experience preferred.

We do not tear your clothing with machinery. FirefoxScreenSnapz635We do it carefully by hand.

Have several very old dresses from grandmother in beautiful condition.

Get rid of aunts. Zap does the job in 24 hours.

FirefoxScreenSnapz501Used Cars: Why go elsewhere to be cheated. Come here first.

Christmas tag-sale. Handmade gifts for the hard-to-find person.

Wanted. Man to take care of cow that does not smoke or drink.

Wanted. Widower with school age children requires person to assume general housekeeping duties. Must be capable of contributing to growth of family.

We will oil your sewing machine and adjust tension in your home for $1.00.FirefoxScreenSnapz634


Posted by on June 11, 2014 in mistakes


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