CAMPAIGN DIARY: I’M ONLY A PUNTER BUT ..

So, last week’s punter thought women got a hard time from adland (Campaign, 23 May). What tosh. Women get a cleavage shot mixed in with the stunning-blonde-skating-with-her-Tampax. It’s quite flattering when you think about it.

So, last week’s punter thought women got a hard time from adland

(Campaign, 23 May). What tosh. Women get a cleavage shot mixed in with

the stunning-blonde-skating-with-her-Tampax. It’s quite flattering when

you think about it.



We’re not made to look stupid (well, only in the Fiat Punto ad and most

women aren’t that hot on navigational skills in the car anyway). And

most women are probably jealous of the girl on her back in the Gossard

ad, because of her gorgeous figure.



I think we should worry about the way Scottish people are portrayed in

advertising, rather than going on ’is that a nipple I see?’ patrol. Most

people see plenty of nipples during their lives, but I’m sure they will

be hard pushed to find even one Scottish person who speaks like those

kilted idiots in the Kellogg’s Hot Krumbly ads. When that bloke rolls

his ’rrr’s’ I feel like taking his packet of Hot Krumbly and sticking it

somewhere rather unpleasant.



At least women’s eardrums aren’t assaulted by some bit-part actor

pretending that he has been north of Manchester by screaming ’Och aye

the noo’ in a dodgy drama class accent every time a script calls for a

Scottish voice.



OK, so it was funny when Billy Connolly did it - and still is. I even

managed a chuckle when Rab C. Nesbitt used to say ’Now, see here’. But

that’s because it was Scottish people taking the piss out of themselves.

English people taking the piss out of Scots isn’t funny.



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