Top Ten British Advert Catchphrases.

10. Do you know your standing on my foot?

This feed line was part of the PG Tips campaign. It seemed to be cruel to chimps to have them carry pianos upstairs…

9. For mash get Smash…

These Dalek like monsters laughing at people for eating fresh vegetables. Very strange.

8. I remember the very first sweets given to me by my grandfather…

Never mind that Wethers Original were formed in 1990, this seems a very well remembered advert.

7. You do the Shake ‘n’ Vac and put the freshness back…

Probably best remembered for the bad dancing in the advert, this commercial is probably remembered for all the wrong reasons.

6. Tick followed tock followed tick followed tock…

The sheer poetry of the Guiness ads, is probably what you can expect from them. Other catchphrases are associated with them are: “Pure Genius” and “My Goodness, My Guiness.”

5. At the Ambassadors Reception…

Probably the biggest letdown to all ambassadors’ reception is that they don’t serve oversized pyramids of Ferrero Roche. The chosen response at being given a roche is “Excellente!”

4. Simples!

The trouble with this advert is that you forget what they’re actually advertising. What exactly is the appeal of these rodents is hard to fathom, except for the Eastern bloc accent…

3. Just one Cornetto, give it to me.

Sung to the tune of O Sole Mio! and obviously not from Italy at all, but made in the UK. Probably the bane of all Venetian Gondaliers…

2. For hands that do dishes feel soft as your face…

I’m not quite sure how soft the average face is, but this line from Fairy washing up liquid seems well remembered…

1. Do you have Fly-Fishing by J R Hartley? It is rather old.

A poor old wrinkly cannot find his book anywhere and so resorts to the Yellow Pages. It is not quite remembered that there is a sequel in which J R takes up golf. But Fly Fishing has seemed to turn up everywhere, in the Doctor Who New Adventures, asked for Tim Nice-But-Dim and so on.

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