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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceQuotations · 1 decade ago

Where does the slogan "a little dab will do ya" originate?

9 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Somewhere in the US.

  • 1 decade ago

    It was part of an advertising commerical jingle that originated from the manufacturer of a men's hair product called Brylcreem. It was made at County Chemicals at the Chemico Works in Birmingham England, distributed in the U.S., Europe & Canada.

    Here's the Brylcreem commercial with the jingle

    The jingle:

    Brylcream, Brylcream, Brylcream

    Brylcream, a little dab will do ya

    Brylcream, you'll look so debonaire

    Brylcream, the gals will all pursue ya

    They'll love to get their fingers in your hair

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    6 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Jack Nicholson in 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' quips "A little dab'll do ya" as the medics are rubbing the contact grease onto his head. The contacts take the electrodes which administer the electric shock treatment to the brain.

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  • 1 decade ago

    From Brylcreem, a popular men's hair product of the 50's and 60's. The TV ad for it contained that slogan.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Well Mr.Sidewalk, that all depends on what the dab is. Some dabs must be repeated and others should NEVER be repeated! You gonna shoot me with ya ray gun now? Go ahead and make my day!

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Brylcreem Commercial

  • 1 decade ago

    A jingle for Brylcream (a greasy product guys would rub into their hair), popular around the 50's:

    Brylcream, a little dab'll do ya,

    Brylcream, you'll look so debonair.

    Brylcream, the gal's 'll all pursue ya!

    They'll love to get their fingers in your hair.

    Source(s): Personal recollection
  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    From Chicago advertising exec C. Stuart Siebert. To increase sales, it was followed up with "Are you a one dab man or a two dab man?"

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