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7:56am on Friday, 9th December, 2005:



My mother has given me my grandmother's copy of Mrs Beeton's Every-Day Cookery, 1936 edition. In common with many old books, it has advertisements inside the front and back covers. I rather like this one:

Who today would advertise their product as being "absolutely pure and practically TASTELESS"?

Ah, the days before tabloid newspapers got hold of our vocabulary...

Referenced by What the Devil?.

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