Thursday 22 February 2018

Katie Byrne: sense & sensibility

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

Features writer Katie Byrne
Features writer Katie Byrne
Katie Byrne

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.

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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