You Know What Really Grinds My Gears?

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RE: You Know What Really Grinds My Gears?

Post by Lad » Thu Jan 10, 2008 9:39 am

We were trying to calm you down Dom. ;) You seemed quite stuck in the bog!
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RE: You Know What Really Grinds My Gears?

Post by Dom » Thu Jan 10, 2008 9:49 am

Haha OK then. :tongue: :tongue:

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RE: You Know What Really Grinds My Gears?

Post by johnruddock » Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:53 pm

When my daughters lived at home (going back a few years ago) they always insisted on using the expensive shampoos, and guess who payed for them.I then had a brilliant brainstorm.I would buy Asda's own brand of the same colour as the designer brand and decant it into the designer brands bottle.They never noticed,in fact they only realised when big mouth me bragged about it.
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RE: You Know What Really Grinds My Gears?

Post by Lad » Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:54 am

Haha!! That's pure genius!! Love it, lol. I'm going to remember that one.
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RE: You Know What Really Grinds My Gears?

Post by Dom » Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:36 pm

Tesco Value Shampoo: because you're worth it!

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RE: You Know What Really Grinds My Gears?

Post by appleton » Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:29 pm

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When my daughters lived at home (going back a few years ago) they always insisted on using the expensive shampoos, and guess who payed for them.I then had a brilliant brainstorm.I would buy Asda's own brand of the same colour as the designer brand and decant it into the designer brands bottle.They never noticed,in fact they only realised when big mouth me bragged about it.
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lol!! Nice one.

Lass, You are just one of many who keep pantene alive. I admit I have too with their range of shampoos.. lol!!
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RE: You Know What Really Grinds My Gears?

Post by Dom » Wed Feb 27, 2008 4:59 pm

You know what advert has really ground my gears this week? That advert for mouthwash that you have to shake to "unleash the power" of it. I forget what it's called now (all thanks to the power of advertising) but it annoys the hell out of me.

You know the advert I mean - the girl shakes the bottle up to combine the two different coloured gimmickey liquids, and then rinses her mouth with it.

It sounds like an ordinary mouthwash advert, and for the most part it is. Except, at the end, they boast how you can actually "SEE the difference". What they're referring to is the fact that you can see the little coloured "bits" that you spit out into the sink when you use mouthwash. It's usually bits of food or whatever, that get stained the same colour as the mouthwash.

But I've noticed after using the stuff that those little coloured "bits" that I spit out are actually bits of skin. Which is lovely. So somehow, the marketing department of the mouthwash have managed to turn the fact that their mouthwash acts like paint-stripper for the mouth into an actual "advantage" to sell it on.

Craziness. "Here, buy my mouthwash! You can actually SEE* the difference."


*what you see is your mouth skin being killed, layer by layer.

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RE: You Know What Really Grinds My Gears?

Post by Lad » Wed Feb 27, 2008 5:31 pm

So did the advertising work then?! ;)

I'd be surprised if it was stripping the skin off your mouth. You sure?
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RE: You Know What Really Grinds My Gears?

Post by Dom » Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:43 pm

Pretty sure. Well perhaps it isn't the mouthwash that's doing the stripping, but it certainly removes any unwanted nasties. The mouthwash itself is great, by the way.

It just made me laugh how something so gross was used as a marketing point. "LOOK! You see those bits? That's the lining of your mouth, that is!"

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RE: You Know What Really Grinds My Gears?

Post by Lad » Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:03 pm

Oh I see. I hadn't seen the ad - don't watch much TV.
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