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Post# 114521   11/14/2010 at 11:12 (3,257 days old) by DysonAnimal ()        

An inadvertently amusing passage from 1934's edition of 'On Judging a Vacuum Cleaner': Hoover's Marketing Dept. compares the purchase of an electric cleaner with the purchase of an ugly hat...

Post# 114527 , Reply# 1   11/14/2010 at 11:37 (3,257 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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Yes, but will the vacuum look pretty on your head!?

Post# 114621 , Reply# 2   11/14/2010 at 22:10 (3,256 days old) by truckerx (Palm Springs, CA)        

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Perhaps it could end up on one's head in the event of a domestic quarrel.....(smile)

Post# 114777 , Reply# 3   11/16/2010 at 12:24 (3,255 days old) by hooverbaby (Dalton in Furness, UK)        
My Gran was terrible..

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for taking things like hats back that didn't appeal quite as much once she got them home. Perhaps that's why she did so much shopping at Marks and Spencers..


Post# 115337 , Reply# 4   11/21/2010 at 09:40 (3,250 days old) by 74simon ()        
I read that...

in proper BBC English!

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Post# 115355 , Reply# 5   11/21/2010 at 12:31 (3,250 days old) by DysonAnimal ()        

I've always loved that sketch!!

Post# 115657 , Reply# 6   11/23/2010 at 15:48 (3,248 days old) by hooverbaby (Dalton in Furness, UK)        

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I thought that was funny too! Women, know your limits!!

Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse, you either love or hate'em!


Post# 115658 , Reply# 7   11/23/2010 at 15:52 (3,248 days old) by hooverbaby (Dalton in Furness, UK)        
The only time I've been hit on the head by a vacuum..

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cleaner is when I had so many in my garage, they fell down on top of me and tried to bury me. It's as well they were'nt switched on at the time..but we've all seen the film of the Convertible that comes on by itself..?


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