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No more dishpan hands

Posted by Bob on October 13, 2006

In Reply to: No more dishpan hands posted by Gary Martin on October 13, 2006

: : On another site, there was a discussion of "antique words." The discussion was triggered by a forum member who tried to buy a "dishpan" because her dishwasher was on the fritz. The young clerk had never heard of such a thing.

: : Of course that made me think of a phrase: No more dishpan hands. It was the slogan of a TV ad. Does anyone know what brand, etc.? I googled and it was attributed to Lux and to Ivory soap. One site said Irene Hubbard was the first woman to appear on TV in an "dishpan hands" ad.

: I've binned a dishwasher too recently - I realised that I quite like washing up. In the UK we have washing-up bowls. Are they the same as dishpans?

The same.