Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceQuotations · 1 decade ago

Who is Carter and why does he have so many pills?

The phrase," She has more makeup than Carters got pills" is often used around my hometown. Anyone know where it came from and exactly why this "Carter" has so many pills?

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  • ©2009
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    There used to be a product many years ago called "Carter's liver pills" It was a very popular product back in the day.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    There used to be a product, "Carter's Little Liver Pills" and an ad on TV around the 50's or 60's that advertised it often...so often that it became like a houselhold name.

    Hence, the expression you're referring to came about. People assumed there must have millions or billions of pills that Carters produced.

    It appears that the product originated back in the 19th century, actually.

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    5 years ago

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    Who is Carter and why does he have so many pills?

    The phrase," She has more makeup than Carters got pills" is often used around my hometown. Anyone know where it came from and exactly why this "Carter" has so many pills?

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  • B
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    maybe Carters was a drugstore or something??

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