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February 25, 2009 / lazybug

WTF ads

First up, Rin (or is it Tide? Does not matter)? The ad promotes a product specifically aimed at peele daag or yellow stains. WTF? So the next time I go out to buy a washing soap, I have to remember exactly what kind of stains i have designed on my clothes?

Then there’s the new one for Dove. The lady in the ad applies a regular soap on cheek and Dove on the other. Apparently, her cheek with the ‘other soap’ goes dry while the one with Dove becomes soft. Eh, WTF? Weren’t soaps just supposed to wash your face? Since when did they start cracking your skin?

Now for the best of them all. Complan. Complan peene waale bachche dugni tezi se badhte hain. (Kids drinking Complan grow two times faster). And the ad seeks to prove this by comparing the height change of two kids, yes, just two out of the ‘thousands’. A reminder of the ad for a barnd of salt that showed a girl becoming a Collector simply because her mom used that specific brand of salt. Every time I see that ad I remind my mom that the only reason I am what I am is that I did not eat iodised shudh namak for a major part of my life. Hence she should stop regretting.

Truly WTF…



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  1. pramodasanthi / Feb 26 2009 9:55 am

    Yeah. There are many ads like this Akhil. Even captions look strange some times.
    One of the ads which irritate me a lot is ‘XXX soap – Samskaravanthamina sabbu’ – Kid wearing white shirt, washed using XXX, walks beside one table in the hotel. One man slips some soup on that boy’s shirt and that boy says DON’T WORRY UNCLE. IT’S OK. Then that man says, “entha samskaram”. Then comes the caption, samskaravanthamina soap XXX. Very funny.

  2. Chittaranjan / Feb 26 2009 7:24 pm


    One can truly make a Loldogs/Icanhazcheezburger kind of site with all the wtf! ads that are around us 🙂

  3. vinay / Feb 27 2009 8:25 am

    Another gem. A girl who scores low in school exam gets a xyz pen and becomes a doctor. She is even shown operating, may be with the same pen.

  4. Ambika / Mar 2 2009 12:35 pm

    WTF, it is..!
    Remember some hair oil/shampoo ad where the Cricket coach doesn’t wish to take up the girl!! Why?? He is concerned about her hair being spoilt! Now, we know the reason why the Women Cricket Team doesn’t flourish.. 😡

    P.S.: I do like the – what an idea, sir jee series & all the major Insurance plan ads!! They are atleast fun to watch! 😀

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