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Q: Pop Culture ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Pop Culture
Category: Arts and Entertainment
Asked by: jmwhite5-ga
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Posted: 15 Jul 2002 12:13 PDT
Expires: 14 Aug 2002 12:13 PDT
Question ID: 39831
What does the expression "Planet Zanussi" refer to ?
Subject: Re: Pop Culture
Answered By: grimace-ga on 15 Jul 2002 12:58 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi there,

'Planet Zanussi' was the marketing tag used by Zanussi, the Italian
manufacturer of household appliances, in UK advertising campaigns in
the mid 1990s.

The name was coined, presumably, to evoke futuristic technology and
innovative design.

The phrase has now vanished from Zanussi's promotional material,
although their other slogan - "The Appliance of Science" - still
appears from time to time.


Zanussi UK

The phrase has, mysteriously, apparently taken on new life in
newsgroups (particularly British-based ones) as an ironic byword for a
fantastical planet, thus:

"David Icke thinks they're all lizards from the planet Zanussi, or

"I am also 6 stone, female, have three eyes... come from the planet
and can design fantastic websites"


"I can imagine her on the planet Zanussi perhaps."


Hope this answers your question,

jmwhite5-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars

Subject: Re: Pop Culture
From: wengland-ga on 15 Jul 2002 12:35 PDT
Seems to be a European expression referring to oddly designed home appliances.

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