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    romance the product into the twilight zone

    It's about a shy marketing genius and his girl, who "had managed to crack that eggshell veneer and was mowing down his vulnerabilities." "He felt stronger with her than without her. When it came to the most intimate contact, which these
    days was sometimes twice daily, they were like love gears, operating perfectly. He was not afraid, though to say he was fearless would be to romance the product into the twilight zone."
    Because they are both from marketing, this expression may be purposely stylized accordingly. The sense is "to exaggerate", but what is the allegory?
    Thank you.

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    Re: romance the product into the twilight zone

    Quote Originally Posted by meliss View Post
    It's about a shy marketing genius and his girl, who "had managed to crack that eggshell veneer and was mowing down his vulnerabilities." "He felt stronger with her than without her. When it came to the most intimate contact, which these
    days was sometimes twice daily, they were like love gears, operating perfectly. He was not afraid, though to say he was fearless would be to romance the product into the twilight zone."
    Because they are both from marketing, this expression may be purposely stylized accordingly. The sense is "to exaggerate", but what is the allegory?
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    It looks like total nonsense to me.

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    Re: romance the product into the twilight zone

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    It looks like total nonsense to me.
    What exactly, the phrase "to romance the product into the twilight zone" or more?

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    Re: romance the product into the twilight zone

    Quote Originally Posted by meliss View Post
    What exactly, the phrase "to romance the product into the twilight zone" or more?
    Most of it.

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    Re: romance the product into the twilight zone

    We have been here before, meliss.

    What is the source of your latest series of questions, and who is the author?
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 07-Oct-2013 at 18:15.

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    Re: romance the product into the twilight zone

    The source is "Urainia: A Fable" book, and the author - J. Michael Willard.

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    Re: romance the product into the twilight zone

    Quote Originally Posted by meliss View Post
    It's about a shy marketing genius and his girl, who "had managed to crack that eggshell veneer and was mowing down his vulnerabilities." "He felt stronger with her than without her. When it came to the most intimate contact, which these
    days was sometimes twice daily, they were like love gears, operating perfectly. He was not afraid, though to say he was fearless would be to romance the product into the twilight zone."
    Because they are both from marketing, this expression may be purposely stylized accordingly. The sense is "to exaggerate", but what is the allegory?
    Thank you.
    The phrase "romance the product" is advertising slang. You dress the product up to make it more attractive to customers. I agree with your thought that the implication is to "exaggerate". The use of "Twilight Zone" indicates that exaggeration reaches the level of being unbelievable.

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