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Useless, ridiculous or wasted slogans - got one in mind?

Asked by zen_ (6268points) August 30th, 2010

I was thinking of the latter when I saw a (European) ad for the German company Volkswagon: Forever.

Is that really the first time the word/term forever is being used commercially? It’s about fucking time, brainiacs: I can think of a million products which would love to give you the feeling they were everlasting, not?!

Can you think of great slogans (Just do it!) or stupid slogans, but especially, fresh new ideas for slogans that would make a creative’s tongue slobber. Don’t worry, your secret’s safe with me fluther – the site has a time-stamp – you wrote it here first. ’-)

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Austinlad's avatar

Sarah Palin for President.

lillycoyote's avatar

This one has always been one of my favorites:

Without chemicals, life itself would be impossible.

From of the folks at Monsanto. Yes, folks, there’s nothing more life affirming than the toxic crap coming out of our plants every day. I think that one was from the 60s. When men were men and chemicals were chemicals.

zen_'s avatar

@lillycoyote Reminds me of New Zealand’s tourist slogan: Where Men are Men, and sheep are nervous.

talljasperman's avatar

pizza pizza… from little Caesars pizza when they no longer give free Pizza’s anymore when you buy one

zen_'s avatar

^ Cute. Cute.

whatthefluther's avatar

@lillycoyote…...Good one! Brings to mind DuPont’s “Better Living Through Chemistry”. No, wait…...maybe that was Dr. Tim Leary’s slogan.
See ya…...Gary/wtf
PS: Congrat’s on the 10K of richly deserved lurve, @lillycoyote…..sorry I missed the party.

WestRiverrat's avatar

On a sign I saw going north out of Virginia into Maryland… “We’ve Got Crabs”

shego's avatar

Zoom-Zoom Mazda
I never quite understood it but I remember it.

shpadoinkle_sue's avatar

Taste them again, for the first time. Kellogg’s Corn Flakes

Not really possible.

zen_'s avatar

@py_sue It was aimed specifcally at the drug-induced community with the munchies. They believe anything is possible.

WestRiverrat's avatar

@py_sue It is if you develop the brown bottle flu within minutes of eating them.

Hawkeye's avatar

Nike’s Just Do It. Tiger Woods did and now he’s divorced.

aprilsimnel's avatar


Don Draper hated it at first…

AmWiser's avatar

‘Reach Out and Touch Someone’ – AT&T
Does she or doesn’t she – Clairol Shampoo

aprilsimnel's avatar

Plop plop fizz fizz! Oh, what a relief it is!

OK. Good night.

Espiritus_Corvus's avatar

“The best kept secret in television.”—Translation: Nobody is watching.
“Pork. The other white meat.” —WTF?
“Pork. The one you love.”

I always thought that it would’ve been much better if they would’ve just left out the period after Pork in both of these ads.

YARNLADY's avatar

Volkswagen’s exceedingly insensitive “Driver Needed” advertisement when thousands of people needed work. One of our local dealers actually had to advertise that he did not have any job openings because of the hundreds of out-of-work people pouring into his show room.

Hawkeye's avatar

‘In a surprised statement’ Meaning, a statement that they were not meant to make.

AmWiser's avatar

@Espiritus_Corvus Pork. LMAO! I just got it.

WestRiverrat's avatar

How do you spell relief? R O L A I D S

Millions of kids still don’t know how to spell relief because of that ad.

Adagio's avatar

@zen_ Where men are men and sheep are nervous ??? I’ve never heard that one despite living in New Zealand 50 years, it is a new one on me…

I recently saw an ad for BMW, the slogan at the end was Joy turns vision into reality What utterly pretentious nonsense!

zen_'s avatar

@Espiritus_Corvus Best post evah!
Edit R O L A I D S @ West: No, me and many other kids now spell EVERYTHING that way – it was just that popular.

@Adag No offense – sometimes it’s used for Australia, and any country East of England, and West of Ireland. Oh, and most Arab countries. But NZ got first dibs for touristic reasons.

ipso's avatar

“Have you driven a Ford lately?”

(Basically admitting they made pieces of shit; they know it, and everyone else knows it.)

christos99's avatar

“the incredible edible egg” (now with free salmonella!)

Akua's avatar

Nothing runs like a Deere (John Deere and Company) Yea I bet! Especially during hunting season.
Nothing says Loving like somethin’ in the oven. (Pillsbury) Self explainatory.

monocle's avatar

“With a name like Smucker’s, it has to be good!”
I think smuckers is good and all, but that name had zero to do with my conclusion.

NaturallyMe's avatar

Kill germs dead for a toilet cleaning product. I hate that saying, it’s silly.

shpadoinkle_sue's avatar

“The more you know, the more you Khol’s” Eh?

Scootkh's avatar

Abortion: bringing out your inner child….

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