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Naughty Turkish Euphemisms

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a little further below...

Several months ago, the Turkish advertising world was turned upside-down when the FINDIK TANITIM GRUBU aired a humorous TV ad in which they touted their product (hazelnuts) by using an
invented, new Turkish euphemism.

Euphemism -- a mild, indirect, or vague expression used
in place of a more direct, explicit, or offensive one.

Like: rest-room or water-closet for toilet...

We hesitated to bring it to your attention at the time,
not because of its naughty overtones,
but because we feared it might be a 'flash in the pan'.
Well, it's clear now that it's here to stay --
the TV ad-campaign expanded to include the print medium,
a second TV ad has now been aired,
and there are more in the works.
So, we won't hold back any longer!


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right click-the advert for englargement and legibility...

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Starting in the middle of the picture, the ad says:
"A handful of hazelnuts every day is good for you."
Then continuing under the picture...
They're good for high-blood pressure, for cholesterol, for anemia, for sleeplessness, they give energy, make the skin youthful, strengthen bones and teeth and besides that...[they give you]
sexual potency!
Pronounced:
ah-gah-nee-ghee nah-gah-nee-ghee

March 2000
Updated: August 2007


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