Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Cro's Banality Awards 2017.


What would you call an eye cleaning product for dogs? VISIOCANIS of course!


And, what would you call a kitchen disinfectant? DESINFEKTO of course!


I'm now waiting for someone to invent a new type of garden spade called a DIG-O-EARTH, or even a new household product amusingly called HOMESHINE.

My Banality award 2017 goes to V.I.Poo (dear oh dear!).



19 comments:

  1. The robot vacuum was invented, so a Dig-o-earth could be next...or a chop-them-logs:)
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. I was told that K and X are "aggressive" letters in the advert world; the message is clear, DisenfeKto (K)ills germs.
      Banality in a cleaning product is easier to remember.

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    2. K and X are found a lot in US radio station names too. Similar reasons I presume.

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  2. I love the Anglais that's gently slid into the DesinfeKto label.... to be read in a high-pitched Mr. Humphries sort of voice... "It's clean"

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    1. Jack Allgood (Jacques Toubon) would turn in his grave, with all this Franglais about. I like the idea of the Mr Humphries voice; perfect.

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  3. What has happened to the organisation that came up with a very cumbersome French phrase for a Walkman?

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    1. Not too long ago they wanted to bring back the Guillotine for people who used 'Franglais' (Jacques Toubon), but it seems to have got worse over the years.

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  4. I have to confess that I have a little bottle of Poo Pourri in the bathroom cupboard .... a nicer version of V.I.Poo !!! It works !! Hope you're still talking to me !!! XXXX

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    1. I'll pretend I haven't seen your comment!

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  5. I'm just off to the supermarket having added the following to my list:-
    "Dermo Clean" soap
    "Cover Stinks" air freshener
    "Blotto" red wine
    and "Wipe-O-Fat-Arse" toilet tissue (36 roll pack)

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    1. Good to see you're getting into the spirit of things. 'Blotto' must be a sure winner!

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  6. I just caught a glimpse of the v.i.poo one the other day...oh dear indeed!!

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  7. I might buy Homeshine. It is a very positive name and promises the impossible.

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    1. As do all the most banal of product names.

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  8. Australian quick-start spray for the carburettor: 'START YER BASTARD'. True.

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    1. My old friend Jock used to tell me of an Aussie beer that advertised by saying 'It gets you drunk'. No point beating about the bush!

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