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    Nobody recognized him?

    Hello Everyone,

    What is the meaning of the underlined sentence? Does it mean that Corand aappreared in a tv advert but no one recognized hime?

    Once Armstrong and Aldrin had claimed the prize, no one was interested in Apollo 12. Conrad later appeared in an American Express advert of famous Americans nobody recognised. (Others included Mel Blanc, the voice of Bugs Bunny.) Yet in many ways Conrad’s was the most interesting Apollo mission of all.

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    Re: Nobody recognized him?

    Quote Originally Posted by sky753 View Post
    Hello Everyone,

    What is the meaning of the underlined sentence? Does it mean that Corand aappreared in a tv advert but no one recognized hime?

    Once Armstrong and Aldrin had claimed the prize, no one was interested in Apollo 12. Conrad later appeared in an American Express advert of famous Americans nobody recognised. (Others included Mel Blanc, the voice of Bugs Bunny.) Yet in many ways Conrad’s was the most interesting Apollo mission of all.

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    The ad campaign featured "famous" people who were no longer recognized by their faces.

    It was amusing to look indifferently at some "actor," and then have him tell you his well-known name and why he used to be famous.

    Besides Conrad, a losing candidate for vice president appeared in the ad, and more that I can't remember.

    So the sentence is referring to an ad campaign of ads showing "famous Americans which nobody recognized any longer."

    The idea of the ad was that you need American Express because no one will know who you are when you're traveling, so you'd better have a well-recognized, highly-trusted credit card.

    The ads made this point by showing you that if a failure to be recognized could happen to THEM (what with their being so famous and all), then it will for SURE happen to YOU.


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    Re: Nobody recognized him?

    In my opinion,the author wanted to say that Conrad is not recognized as important as Armstrong,because Armstrong was the first.So,though Conrad's was the most interesting,people still don't "recognize" him so much.

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    Re: Nobody recognized him?

    The commercials were about people who were not physically recognized by people. It didn't matter how important they were thought to be. (Mel Blank was VERY important in the world of animation, but he was known for his voice, not his face.)

    For what it's worth, I wouldn't know Aldrin's face either.

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