Tag Archives: toothpaste

Dirty Words

Dispatches from the drugstore. There are some words that simply don’t make me feel cleaner. I’m getting phlegmmy just thinking about it.

Colgate: Are you sure-a-phyll?

Thanks, again, Skeener.

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Colgate marketing: Reveling in the pleasures of a simpler time when men were men and toothpaste was toothpaste? Or trying too hard — and yet not nearly hard enough — to make regular ol’ paste sound appealing?

For the record:

Great
Pronunciation: \ˈgrāt, Southern also ˈgre(ə)t\
Function: adjective
remarkable in magnitude, degree, or effectiveness
eminent, distinguished  : chief or preeminent over others —often used in titles : aristocratic, grand

Reg·u·lar
Pronunciation: \ˈre-gyə-lər, ˈre-g(ə-)lər also ˈrā-\
Function: adjective
normal, standard

[Thanks, Skeener]