Posted by R. Berg on November 27, 2001 at
In Reply to: Please Be Nice! posted by Bruce Kahl on November 27, 2001
: : : : : I know I've heard a word for this. For some reason I think it has some sort of Jewish derivation, but I'm not sure. I really want to remember it but can't. Can anyone help?
: : And, of course, the title should read:
: : What is the slang word for obvious/dubious product placement in films?
: : How's that?
: : : : Your English has become so customized that it's not entirely clear to me what your question is. Nevertheless, I'll gamble 25 Menzonian Zlurds that the answer is 42. Don't ask me how I know, I just do - so there!!!
: : : I can help here. Replaced the word 'work' in the first sentence with the word 'work' and terminate that sentence with a period (.). In the 2nd sentence capitalize the 'i' and the 'j'. In the 3rd sentence replace 'rally' with 'really', replace '"T' with ''t' and terminate the sentence at this point with yet another period (.). Next capitalize 'can' as the first of the three words in the last sentence and terminate it with a question mark (?) rather than '!!!'
: : : Having looked at the results I've realized that even I don't understand the question. Bring back the teaching of English before we all lose touch with each other.
: : I have rushed to your rescue by correcting the original posting - my good deed for the year.
: Some of us have a better command of the language
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A cheer from here for niceness, but . . . that original post was pretty sloppy. Taking care to communicate clearly will show regard for one's readers and avoid annoying them.
I'm sorry to say that I don't know the sought-for word either.