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    • Join Date: Sep 2009
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    help

    an American Express advert of famous Americans nobody recognised


    • Join Date: Aug 2009
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    Re: help

    Quote Originally Posted by pengyaohua View Post
    an American Express advert of famous Americans nobody recognised
    We just did a thread on this line

    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...nized-him.html

    The reference to the "advert" is to a series of TV commercials that featured people with famous NAMES or famous DEEDS -- but not famous faces.

    The idea was that you need a well-recognized credit card (such as American Express) because when you travel, no one will recognize YOU.

    This astronaut was famous for his DEED, but not particularly for his face. So the ad showed an ordinary person who turned out to be someone famous after all.

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