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English term or phrase:po-faced Milk Tray time warp
English translation:This is what it means
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12:53 Aug 4, 2004
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Advertising / Public Relations
English term or phrase: po-faced Milk Tray time warp
adverts with thin girls in exotic locations with bits of silk drapped everywhere- its an accurate picture of the po-faced Milk Tray time warp in which most beauty advertising is stuck
ema333
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:21
This is what it means
Explanation:
Po-faced means "having an assumed solemn, serious, or earnest expression or manner : piously or hypocritically solemn" (Merriam Websters).

It means that beauty advertising has not moved on from the kind of advertisement they used to make for Milk Tray (chocolates)

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Note added at 9 mins (2004-08-04 13:02:48 GMT) Post-grading
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Yes, it\'s a tough one. If you\'re stuck, you could always ask the question on the English-Polish site and give the explanation I have given.

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Note added at 22 hrs 17 mins (2004-08-05 11:10:57 GMT) Post-grading
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\"Guess i could just ommit the phrase \"po-faced\"??\" No, I wouldn\'t do that - perhaps a translation of \"too serious\" or \"humourless\"
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xxxIanW
Local time: 18:21
Grading comment
thanx for making it clear (if u know how to say it in polish,let me know ;o)
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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po-faced milk tray time warp
This is what it means


Explanation:
Po-faced means "having an assumed solemn, serious, or earnest expression or manner : piously or hypocritically solemn" (Merriam Websters).

It means that beauty advertising has not moved on from the kind of advertisement they used to make for Milk Tray (chocolates)

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Note added at 9 mins (2004-08-04 13:02:48 GMT) Post-grading
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Yes, it\'s a tough one. If you\'re stuck, you could always ask the question on the English-Polish site and give the explanation I have given.

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Note added at 22 hrs 17 mins (2004-08-05 11:10:57 GMT) Post-grading
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\"Guess i could just ommit the phrase \"po-faced\"??\" No, I wouldn\'t do that - perhaps a translation of \"too serious\" or \"humourless\"


xxxIanW
Local time: 18:21
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Grading comment
thanx for making it clear (if u know how to say it in polish,let me know ;o)

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Mikhail Kropotov: nice explanation!
7 mins

agree  Elena Petelos
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agree  Ramesh Madhavan
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agree  Vicky Papaprodromou
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agree  Amy Williams: hey Ian
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  -> Hi Amy (where's your first name gone?)

agree  xxxAlfa Trans
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