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Re: The definitive word

Posted by Bob on January 09, 2005

In Reply to: Re: The definitive word posted by Smokey Stover on January 08, 2005

: : : : : Can any one explain what is meant by "get the flit"

: : : : Flit is the name for an insecticide and "Get the flit" was one of its slogans.

: : : I think perhaps we should do a conflation of the two slogans offered. It actually appeared in more than one form, so both are probably right. But the one I remember is, "Quick, Henry, get the Flit!" Those were the days. SS

: : It turns out that "Quick, Henry, the Flit!" was coined by none other than Dr. Seuss:
: : http://www.pickens.k12.sc.us/hesteachers/laboonac/web%20pages/dr%20seuss%20bio.htm

: I learn something new almost every day. I knew that "Dr. Seuss," or the voice behind him, was Theodor Seuss Geisel. But I never knew that Geisel was an ad-writer for the makers of Flit. SS

Tons of examples of the commercial Dr. Seuss at http://orpheus.ucsd.edu/speccoll/dsads/index.shtml

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