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Re: A true tale of phrase horror

Posted by ESC on September 25, 2002

In Reply to: A true tale of phrase horror posted by Woodchuck on September 24, 2002

: Warning: the following linguistic trainwreck is not for the squeamish.

: "Draining the lizard" is vulgar slang for urination. A new ad campaign for SoBe beverages misappropriates the phrase and now many will associate the lizard emblazoned bottles with urine. Ugh!

I can't understand why they would name a beverage something that makes people think of drinking pee. But do you recall the chewing gum ad slogan, "Chew on this"? I don't remember the product but I remember the stupid ad.