06-22-2018, 05:44 AM
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There was a time when Shaving was a “Gay” *Thing!

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How life have change!

* no offence meant just to show how language and customs have chaged

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 06-22-2018, 06:18 AM
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And a "boner" used to be a mistake.

It's natural language drift.

But I love these cool old razor adverts.  Thanks for posting it.

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 06-22-2018, 08:50 AM
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(06-22-2018, 05:44 AM)Barao Wrote: There was a time when Shaving was a “Gay” *Thing!

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How life have change!

* no offence meant just to show how language and customs have chaged

The current predominant use of the adjective gay is a very recent phenomenon.  When the English lyricist Thomas Oliphant in the early 1860s penned the lyrics of Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly to the to the tune of the Welsh winter song “Nos Galan," his line, Don we now our gay apparel, clearly was not intended to imply what modern listeners may assume it means.

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 06-23-2018, 02:43 AM
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Fa la la la laaa la la la LAAA!

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 07-01-2018, 11:21 AM
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(06-22-2018, 06:18 AM)BrickHud Wrote: And a "boner" used to be a mistake.

It's natural language drift.

But I love these cool old razor adverts.  Thanks for posting it.

Pleasure

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 07-16-2018, 07:13 AM
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Nice old shaving ads, however...some of these now have other meanings. 
The old Gillette shaving ads for the Model 195 are nice. 
Slap on some Old Spice and it's full sails ahead!



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 07-16-2018, 09:58 AM
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What a great ad.  A Gillette Fat Boy and tuck of Gillette Super Blue Blades for 25 shillings.  What a bargain.

Let's see, 12 pence in a shilling and 240 pence in a pound so 20 shillings in a pound so the package cost 1.25 GBP in around 1960.  According to the Bank of England's inflation calculator, that would be about 27 GBP in today's money, or about $36 USD.

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