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Originally posted by One Moment
reply to post by demonseed
How is "Amazing!Must Read....etc" a catchy phrase?
It was a phrase telling us to read it.
Even if you left out "you won't believe it" I think 'must read' STILL garners a lot of inquisitive attention.
I sorta get your point but your example is way off.
Yes, the politicians used and throw out a lot of mind-controlling words but saying something is "catchy" (like your high definition equipment) is simply a sales tactic. And although you're not misleading them, you're simply baiting and hooking them.
I just don't see how that (this) is the same as catch-phrases.
I just don't see this under the same category as 'catchy phrases'. If anything it's a Barkers cry!