History NonIndicativeName / Advertising

11th Jul '16 10:00:13 AM TwilightLord
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* GM's Pontiac brand, esp. in the John DeLorean era, had a knack for using names from motorsports on cars (with the notable exception of the Trans Am) or trim levels that had no connection to their namesakes (e.g., [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/24_Hours_of_Le_Mans LeMans]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Prix_motor_racing Grand Prix]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IMSA_GT_Championship#The_GTP_Era GTP]], etc.), and in fact, generally on cars that were not intended for any major racing series (or usually, not for any racing at all after the early 70s). Most [[BlatantLies blatant]] was naming the Pontiac GTO, which stood for (translated from Italian) "Grand Touring Homologated" despite the fact that Pontiac had [[http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2003-05-11/travel/0305110361_1_pontiac-gto-enzo-ferrari-ferrari-north-america by that point]] ''dropped out of factory-supported racing altogether'' and would never homogolize a car for Grand Touring Car racing.

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* GM's Pontiac brand, esp. in the John DeLorean [=DeLorean=] era, had a knack for using names from motorsports on cars (with the notable exception of the Trans Am) or trim levels that had no connection to their namesakes (e.g., [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/24_Hours_of_Le_Mans LeMans]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Prix_motor_racing Grand Prix]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IMSA_GT_Championship#The_GTP_Era GTP]], etc.), and in fact, generally on cars that were not intended for any major racing series (or usually, not for any racing at all after the early 70s). Most [[BlatantLies blatant]] was naming the Pontiac GTO, which stood for (translated from Italian) Gran Turismo Omologato, meaning "Grand Touring Homologated" Homologated", despite the fact that Pontiac had [[http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2003-05-11/travel/0305110361_1_pontiac-gto-enzo-ferrari-ferrari-north-america by that point]] ''dropped out of factory-supported racing altogether'' and would never homogolize homologize a car for Grand Touring Car racing.
3rd Jun '16 11:13:42 AM ThatGuy0verthere
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** stores will have a "soft open" first to work out the kinks. This is just opening the door with no fanfare.

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** stores Stores will have a "soft open" first to work out the kinks. This is just opening the door with no fanfare.
3rd Jun '16 11:13:22 AM ThatGuy0verthere
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* Many retail stores advertise a "Grand Opening Sale" several weeks after they have actually opened.

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* Many retail stores advertise a "Grand Opening Sale" several weeks after they have actually opened.opened.
** stores will have a "soft open" first to work out the kinks. This is just opening the door with no fanfare.
17th Oct '15 4:20:38 PM nombretomado
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* A 1988 ad campaign for Red Rock cider in the style of ''PoliceSquad'', complete with none other than LeslieNielsen, ended with the slogan: "It's not red, and there's no rocks in it".

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* A 1988 ad campaign for Red Rock cider in the style of ''PoliceSquad'', ''Series/PoliceSquad'', complete with none other than LeslieNielsen, ended with the slogan: "It's not red, and there's no rocks in it".
23rd Jan '15 3:54:12 AM Fritzburgh
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* The "Corinthian leather" advertised in Chrysler cars from the 1970s was made in Newark, New Jersey, not Corinth.

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* The "Corinthian leather" advertised in Chrysler cars from the 1970s was made in Newark, New Jersey, not Corinth.Corinth.
* Many retail stores advertise a "Grand Opening Sale" several weeks after they have actually opened.
9th Jan '15 10:53:19 PM karstovich2
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* There are three brands of beer called "Bavaria" - one Dutch, one Colombian, and one Brazilian. There's also a brand of fire extinguishers called Bavaria; it's Egyptian.

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* There are three brands of beer called "Bavaria" - one Dutch, one Colombian, and one Brazilian. There's also a brand of fire extinguishers called Bavaria; it's Egyptian.Egyptian (although originally German).
9th Jan '15 10:53:02 PM karstovich2
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* There are three brands of beer called "Bavaria" - one Dutch, one Colombian, and one Brazilian.

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* There are three brands of beer called "Bavaria" - one Dutch, one Colombian, and one Brazilian. There's also a brand of fire extinguishers called Bavaria; it's Egyptian.
20th Sep '14 11:55:55 PM 10-13-2
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* Many commercials for Apple Jacks cereal mention that "they don't taste like apples" (they are somewhat apple-''colored'', but even that is a stretch). This actually became a major selling point for a while, with the premise being that Apple Jacks had that certain ''[[GratuitousFrench je ne sais quoi]]'' that people just like, even though they don't know why.

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* Many commercials for Apple Jacks cereal mention that "they don't taste like apples" (they are somewhat apple-''colored'', but even that is a stretch). This actually became a major selling point for a while, with the premise being that Apple Jacks had that certain ''[[GratuitousFrench je ne sais quoi]]'' that people just like, even though they don't know why. Of course, "applejack" is more traditionally a strong alcoholic beverage distilled from apple juice (similar to French ''calvados''), which ironically very few Americans would ever consider marketing to children (the target audience for the cereal).
20th Sep '14 11:53:24 PM 10-13-2
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* Many commercials for Apple Jacks cereal mention that "they don't taste like apples".

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* Many commercials for Apple Jacks cereal mention that "they don't taste like apples".apples" (they are somewhat apple-''colored'', but even that is a stretch). This actually became a major selling point for a while, with the premise being that Apple Jacks had that certain ''[[GratuitousFrench je ne sais quoi]]'' that people just like, even though they don't know why.
21st Jul '14 4:29:13 PM maedar
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* A series of commercials for Rold Gold pretzels mentioned that "they aren't rolled... they aren't gold."
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