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  • First, I'm delighted to know that anyone reads my comments and even more so to see they provoke a response. I find helps me kill time effectively and it appears I'm not alone.

    Second, like some of my favorite essays on Suck [], gnat's entry sent me scurrying to the dictionary -- in this case to look up bolshy. Bolshy, for those in my boat, is British slang for obstreperous. Not being up my Jane Austin, I had to find the definition of obstreperous which turns out to be a synonym for "clamorous; noi

    • Bolshy comes from the Bolsheviks, who presumably were obstreperous :-)

      I wholeheartedly second your call for critical evaluation of ads. I regularly clutch my head like a stunned monkey and mentally plan to launch an asteroid at Madison Ave. My favourite technique is to say one thing in the smooth voiceover and totally contradict it in the fine point at the bottom of the screen. Target audience: illiterates :-)

      In 5th form English we did a unit on the language of advertising. It was basically the rhet