Follies of the Mad Men #60

[From Playboy magazine for December 1965.]

Okay, we get it. Your product has an odd name that might lend itself to a double entendre. Such a campaign worked for Smucker's Jelly & Jams, of course. But the problem lies with the verb "sniff." If the ad had read "May I hold your Klompen Kloggen," all would have been good smutty fun. But although you can indeed hold the unlit tobacco, you can't "hold" the delightfully aromatic pipe smoke (the selling point). So the copywriter is forced to use "sniff."

But sniffing some private portion of another individual (the inescapable connotations of "May I sniff your BLANK...) conjures up all sorts of canine or rutting behavior, not sexy but animalistic. One pictures this pretty woman burying her nose in some guy's armpit--or elsewhere.
     Posted By: Paul - Tue Mar 24, 2009
     Category: Business | Advertising | Products | Hygiene | Tobacco and Smoking | 1960s

I love the clause at the end. "less tobacco for more money than most any pipe tobacco in America"

Finally, an honest company that admits openly to giving you less for more
Posted by Bill_ on 03/24/09 at 11:52 AM

Why would they assume that the ladies wouldn't enjoy their product and thereby attract the women they are so aiming at!

Yo! Girls, get some bra smoke over to their offices!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/24/09 at 12:09 PM
hot chics don't smoke.....
Posted by mrjazz on 03/24/09 at 03:11 PM
If we are getting into the semantics of it von Nottlesburg, I stand corrected that "attractive women" (read: chics) *do* smoke. But you are incorrect in stating that they don't smoke pipes. Truth be told, the only thing they may smoke from time to time is "my pipe" (read: dick).
Posted by mrjazz on 03/24/09 at 04:17 PM
to think he found his way here by googling 'klompen kloggen'....
Posted by mrjazz on 03/24/09 at 04:18 PM
for all interested, and jules, maybe she can back me up on this one, but in the northeast, a common euphemism for oral sex is 'smoking pole (or pipe)'

and I still haven't figured out if von Nettlesburg is really a german or not, but for the matter of semantics, the correct word is spelled. spelt isn't an english word, and I challenge you to produce evidence outside of a trailer park that it is.
Posted by mrjazz on 03/24/09 at 07:10 PM
I find the smell of anything smoked to be unpleasant, including pipe tobacco, cigars, cigarettes, turkeys... and no amount of "aromatic blending" can help.
Posted by Nethie on 03/24/09 at 07:33 PM
Von Nottlesburg, does this count?,,5684740,00.jpg

And Patty, nothing wrong with a little nibbling. 😊
Posted by DownCrisis on 03/25/09 at 12:14 AM
That's what we're here for. To stand ever vigilant and expose even more weirdness behind the weirdness.

Posted by DownCrisis on 03/25/09 at 08:53 AM
my apologies everyone, forgot we were at the renaissance faire...
Posted by mrjazz on 03/25/09 at 09:47 AM
Hey! Easy on the Renies!

Posted by DownCrisis on 03/25/09 at 10:39 AM
this topic isn't weird it's unbearingly boring. i passed english in university, I'm done with it now.

sorry to have said anything to von whoever-you-are.

I was an expat in a British territory for 10 years and beat these discussions to death. rugby/football, basketball/netball, baseball/rounders, color/colour, stroller/pram.

let's move on.
Posted by mrjazz on 03/25/09 at 02:53 PM
my point was that this is a post about sniffing klompen kloggen and it turned into an english lecture.

lighten up, and spend more time with people rather than your computer.
Posted by mrjazz on 03/25/09 at 03:59 PM
Posted by mrjazz on 03/25/09 at 04:01 PM
Posted by mrjazz on 03/25/09 at 05:12 PM
Dumbfounded, that depends on which version of English you speak, and on whether you speak French.

Herb (pronounced kinda like airb) is closest to French, from which the word comes. Hurrb is equally acceptable, since the word has become adopted into English and is therefore no longer subject to the French 'silent H' pronunciation.
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 03/26/09 at 01:14 PM
"You say 'erb" and we say 'herb" because there's a f*cking 'H' in it" - Eddie Izzard

Only in WU would this go from a hot chick smoking tobacco to a hot chick "smoking pipe" to English language dialect issues. This crowd is the GREATEST!
Posted by DownCrisis on 03/26/09 at 11:40 PM
I hear you patty. herb/herb is one of the biggest debates between brits and americans...

they're always right because they used the language first! how can you argue that?

sometimes individuals find WU and I think don't understand the idea is to have some fun and move on, not turn every post into an intellectual debate.
Posted by mrjazz on 03/27/09 at 09:02 AM
I hear you dumbfounded, but do you think WU is the appropriate place for it?

take a look at the content of the site. Do you think Paul, Alex and Chuck started this site as a forum for intellectual debate?

join mensa.
Posted by mrjazz on 03/27/09 at 11:14 AM
when I found this site I loved it because we traded puns and made fun of idiots.

now it's a back and forth of who is smarter than who.

not fun for me.
Posted by mrjazz on 03/27/09 at 11:18 AM
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