Thursday 8 December 2016

Katie Byrne: sense & sensibility

Who or what exactly is a 'nice, sensible girl'?

Published 08/05/2016 | 02:30

Features writer Katie Byrne
Features writer Katie Byrne

Some day, you'll settle down with a nice, sensible girl, a nice, sensible house and a nice, sensible family saloon. Some day... So reads an advertisement poster for the MGB Roadster from 1968.

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We generally look at advertisements of old to hark back to an age of innocence and ignorance, but this one is still relevant today.

You see, a few weeks ago - almost 50 years after this advert first appeared - a friend of a friend told me that her wayward brother had at last settled down with "a nice, sensible girl".

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