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    True of False?

    Hello everyone,

    Today, browsing the internet I came across an advertisement slogan that left me suspicious about it's orthography.

    The slogan says: Save up to 95% on hot name brand new products

    Could you tell if this is correct?

    I live in UK and thus learning english is my priority.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: True of False?

    It's OK, but that many adjectives in a row begs for some commas or something. Name-brand could be hyphenated.

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    Re: True of False?

    I see very often different ads (banners, posters) that has the plane text without commas and dots. Is there a rule for or is it just commonly acceptable to have them out of text for for promotional content?

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    Re: True of False?

    Quote Originally Posted by kindofperson View Post
    I see very often see different ads (banners, posters) that hasve the plane plain text without commas and dots full stops. Is there a rule for or is it just commonly acceptable not to have them out of text for for promotional content?
    There are no laws about punctuation - or about spelling; people can spell and punctuate as they wish. Those who wish to give a good impresssion of themselves follow the normal conventions.

    Advertisers, however, often use little punctuation, and occassional odd spellings, or even grammar, in order to catch the eye. A very famous advertising campaign for milk some fifty or more years ago used the slogan 'Drinka pinta milka day'.

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    Re: True of False?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    It's OK, but that many adjectives in a row begs for some commas or something. Name-brand could be hyphenated.

    Does brand go with name or new? I ask because I would generally say brand name.

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    Re: True of False?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Does brand go with name or new? I ask because I would generally say brand name.
    I probably would, too, but I do hear of big clearance sales sometimes that talk about name brand merchandise.

    Odd that some marketing guy threw together a bunch of words and we could be discussing the arsing of them. It could indeed be "hot, name-brand, new products" or "hot-name brand-new products."

    Same idea when all added up though.

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