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Question for Europeans and Australians

I just watched a commercial where a kangaroo with a British accent was trying to sell me fancy candles, and that begged the question.

Do other country's advertisements use an American accent to promote anything at all?
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Only bibles and oilbarrels.
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Quote by hippotato7
Question for Europeans and Australians

I just watched a commercial where a kangaroo with a British accent was trying to sell me fancy candles, and that begged the question.

Do other country's advertisements use an American accent to promote anything at all?


Cant think of any atm but I'm sure there has been an Ad on Aussie Tv with an American.

TS, If your not Australian have you seen the 'Where the bloody hell are you' Ad promoting Australia?
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Quote by hippotato7
and that begged the question.


http://begthequestion.info

What is "Begging the Question?"

"Begging the question" is a form of logical fallacy in which a statement or claim is assumed to be true without evidence other than the statement or claim itself. When one begs the question, the initial assumption of a statement is treated as already proven without any logic to show why the statement is true in the first place.

A simple example would be "I think he is unattractive because he is ugly." The adjective "ugly" does not explain why the subject is "unattractive" -- they virtually amount to the same subjective meaning, and the proof is merely a restatement of the premise. The sentence has begged the question.
What is it Not?

To beg the question does not mean "to raise the question." (e.g. "It begs the question, why is he so dumb?") This is a common error of usage made by those who mistake the word "question" in the phrase to refer to a literal question. Sadly, the error has grown more and more common with time, such that even journalists, advertisers, and major mass media entities have fallen prey to "BTQ Abuse."

While descriptivists and other such laissez-faire linguists are content to allow the misconception to fall into the vernacular, it cannot be denied that logic and philosophy stand to lose an important conceptual label should the meaning of BTQ become diluted to the point that we must constantly distinguish between the traditional usage and the erroneous "modern" usage. This is why we fight.


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There are the bank ads in Australia, can't remember the bank, but they used American 'advertising execs'. They were shown as stupid.
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Quote by nightflyer
There are the bank ads in Australia, can't remember the bank, but they used American 'advertising execs'. They were shown as stupid.



i remember that now, for commonwealth bank, stupid add
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Quote by BrockTandem
Why would a kangaroo have a British accent?


I'm Australian, Ive never seen a kangaroo, Americans have seen more of them than me.

http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=FJ3oHpup-pk

but really no never ever heard an american accent on aus tv


Does he keep saying, "oh yeah! Cumshot"?
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Quote by Julz127
Cant think of any atm but I'm sure there has been an Ad on Aussie Tv with an American.

TS, If your not Australian have you seen the 'Where the bloody hell are you' Ad promoting Australia?


maybe, theres quite a few ads promoting travel down under.
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Quote by Martindecorum
HAHA i re-listened to it hahahaha but unfortunatly "come shop" lol


Rofl, Yeah I see now....

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Oh yeah, cumshot, flea market..... Oh yeah, cumshot, flea market.....
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