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Shouting at the TV!

(9 Posts)
phoenix Mon 17-Feb-20 20:48:24

The product advertised is apparently a "plugole" unblocker, and if you have problems with your "plugoles" it will sort them out!

Too much to ask that the voice over can actually say "plug*h*ole"?


TrendyNannie6 Mon 17-Feb-20 20:56:14

Oh I know what you mean Phoenix it does my lugoles in

threexnanny Mon 17-Feb-20 21:35:57

I've been getting annoyed at the latest Alexa advert where a stropy teenager is seen outside kicking a football against a wall at 4am. The noise wakes her mother up,but with a total disregard for the neighbours, the mother not only does not stop her, but adds to the contempt for the neighbours by switching on a floodlight!

LullyDully Tue 18-Feb-20 08:23:10

Plug 'ole somehow sounds better than plug hole, maybe it's just me. My father used to say plug hoil, think it was his little joke.

Gaunt47 Tue 18-Feb-20 08:32:41

I've been shouting, metaphorically and actually, at the TV for years. Shouting at terrible pronunciation yes, but also at speculation being presented as fact, at misrepresentation of history, at presenters saying "I'm here to find out...." Oh I could go on smile

eazybee Tue 18-Feb-20 08:47:33

Appalled , listening to Angela Rayner:
"They was angry about that..."
"They felt we wasn't going to keep the country safe..."
"Me 'n Rebecca..."

She is the Labour Shadow Secretary of State for Education.

Grandma70s Tue 18-Feb-20 08:55:41

Agree about Angela Rayner. It is one thing not to have had the best of starts in life, quite another not to bother to learn.

Teetime Tue 18-Feb-20 09:22:21

I agree about the girl playing football advert-I shout 'what about the neighbours' every time its on- I have no idea what its advertising.

sodapop Tue 18-Feb-20 12:46:23

Yes that 4am football ad is annoying and I would not want to be their neighbour.

I also shout at John Torode every time he says 'Tumeric' instead of 'TuRmeric' he is a chef and should know better.