Commercial jingles stifle originality

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist

We complain about commercial jingles and other clever advertising, but we must admit sometimes those witty sayings find their way into our everyday dialogue.

I heard a university English professor say if Shakespeare were alive today he would be writing commercials instead of plays and poetry because “that’s where the money is.”

We all remember the little old lady who, as she looked at a hamburger, yelled, “Where’s the beef?” For a while we all said that in many situations — like a couple of girls looking over the line of “stag” guys at a country dance.

Older folks will remember “A little dab’ll do ya” selling Brylcreem hair dressing stuff.