Karen over at “Only Sometimes Clever” just blogged about Di-Tech’s irritating new slogan “People are Smart”. I realised quickly that I was annoyed by way too many advertising tag lines to merely write a comment on her blog, so here’s my list of ad slogans that bug me intensely.
“Because you’re worth it” (L’Oreal) – Ummm, no. Because your hair is dirty.
“Just Do It” (Nike) – Do what exactly? Macrame? Basket weaving?
“The Car in Front is a Toyota” (Toyota) – Not if you’re driving behind a Ford.
“Where Do You Want to Go Today?” (Microsoft) – To the Apple store, mate.
“Reach Out & Touch Someone” (AT&T) – …But only if you want to get charged with sexual harrassment.
“The Best a Man Can Get” (Gillette) – What a depressing thought…
“There are some things money can’t buy. For everything else, there’s MasterCard.” – Or alternatively, you could always try some actual money.
“Kills Bugs Dead” (Raid) – Better than “Kills Bugs Lightly Maimed”, for sure.
“Always Lowering Prices” (Curry’s) – Excellent! I’ll just wait, then.
“Probably the best lager in the world” (Carlsberg) – Hardly authoritative, is it?
“Red Bull Gives You Wings” – No, I think you’re mistaking ‘wings’ for ‘heart palpitations’.
“There’s no wrong way to eat a Reese’s.” – Just try using your ears.
“Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires” – What about that dude with the can of gas over there?
Oh, I could go on and on… Feel free to add your own!