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As early as 1987, the Stanley Kubrick film _Full Metal Jacket_ was promoted with a poster which featured in prominent type:
THE WIND DOESN'T BLOW
Kubrick had been a resident of the U.K. for over 15 years at that point and was infamously involved in every aspect of his films' production, marketing/promotion, and distribution.
If an old fuddy-duddy like Kubrick could be persuaded of the utility of this slang by 1987, it surely must have had currency in the U.K. by the 1990s.
You sure that Electrolux ad campaign wasn't a bit of sardonicism?
Trademarks and their limits
Posted Feb 7, 2013 10:39 UTC (Thu) by Cato (subscriber, #7643)
I really don't think Electrolux would have paid for a poster campaign designed to say it was crap...
Posted Feb 7, 2013 10:48 UTC (Thu) by mpr22 (subscriber, #60784)
Posted Feb 7, 2013 10:54 UTC (Thu) by branden (subscriber, #7029)
Posted Feb 7, 2013 17:43 UTC (Thu) by hpa (subscriber, #48575)
Posted Feb 8, 2013 4:00 UTC (Fri) by mathstuf (subscriber, #69389)
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