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This article was published on November 24, 2013


Samsung invites male appendage jokes with ‘Pen is mightier…’ billboard ads

Samsung invites male appendage jokes with ‘Pen is mightier…’ billboard ads
Jon Russell
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Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on T Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on Twitter, Angel List, LinkedIn.

Samsung is inviting ridicule with its latest advertisements to promote its S-Pen, the stylus that come with a number of its smartphones and tablets.

Here’s one version of the ad on a billboard (image via Flickr user Flikr).

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The potential for humor is highlighted in a second version of the ad — brought to our attention by @SAMMobile.

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We’re trying to verify the authenticity of this image, which is said to be from France, because it has all the makings of a spoof. Regardless, the order of words alone is pretty foolish and open to jokes — even if the original phrase is a well-known one.

Thumbnail image via @SAMMobile