Follies of the Madmen #244

"Oral bad breath" as opposed to what other orifice?
     Posted By: Paul - Wed Mar 18, 2015
     Category: Business | Advertising | Products | Hygiene | 1960s

This may be giving them too much credit, but they could be trying to be (sneakily) accurate, i.e. "This may improve your bad breath if the stink originates from from your mouth. But if is coming from your GI tract (which it often does), our alcohol and green food coloring is not going help."
Posted by Frank on 03/18/15 at 10:34 AM
I like how a selling point is that "It will also cover the odor of tell-tale beverages."

"Have you been drinking any 'tell-tale' beverages? Let me smell your breath. Oh, minty fresh. O.K. Drive on."
Posted by KDP on 03/18/15 at 10:36 AM
The lingering question is; "Will it mask the tell-tale odor of an appendage that, recently, hung on a horse?"
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/18/15 at 11:05 AM
Why does your breath smell like that???
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/18/15 at 09:53 PM
Not recently.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/19/15 at 12:54 AM
Considering that a lot of mouthwashes of the era were 36% alcohol, why you need any other tell-tale beverage?

As for "oral bad breath" -- not to be impolite, but if you go back to the origins of the word (Old English brĒ£th from German Brodem (vapor)) what comes out the other end of the GI tract can also be called breath. And don't get me started on queefs!
Posted by Phideaux on 03/19/15 at 02:08 AM
What's wrong, Helen? Maybe it's that you're a lush and your clothes smell of Chesterfields. Eating onions like apples doesn't help, either.
Posted by Eoin Riedy on 03/21/15 at 10:20 AM
Queefs! :lol: :lol: :lol:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/21/15 at 06:17 PM

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