Funny Of The Week/They Don’t Make ’em Like They Used To Part Six

This series of Funny of the Week is one of nostalgia, taking a trip back in time to newspaper ads of old. Though, you wouldn’t see any ads like these now. It just shows how times have moved on and certainly for the better. If you missed part one, click here. Here are parts two , three, four and five. Now for part six:


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15 Responses to Funny Of The Week/They Don’t Make ’em Like They Used To Part Six

  1. “Most husbands, nowadays, have stopped beating their wives” How could that ever have been acceptable? – I’m shocked!

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  2. Lucy Brazier says:

    Sort of sounds like they thought beating was preferable to the yawning…

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  3. Helen says:

    My father sometimes yelled if lunch was late. He thought beating quite acceptable – he often took his anger with his wife out by beating his children even (release of tension)! My mother was very upset when I divorced a violent man. She felt I couldn’t have been a good enough wife! I just needed to be more efficient around the house. I wish I’d had a mobile phone so I could have filmed some of the abuse. How times have changed!

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  4. Ha! I love all these ads you find. People in the past were kind of disturbing.


  5. Simon says:

    I can’r believe that… my god it’s like they’re saying that beating your wife in days gone by was normal and a good thing. As for the rest of it… so many levels of just wrong.
    Hope you’re well 🙂


  6. Helen says:

    Reading the comments where people say this kind of thing is obviously wrong is weird. People did believe a woman had to look after and maintain her husband’s interest not so long ago. Even my mother-in-law said she accepted her son had a temper but it was my job to manage it, ensure the household ran absolutely smoothly, cook up fresh interesting meals from scratch etc.

    I wasn’t a slob. I found some enlightened friends who thought my house looked like a show-home compared to theirs, couldn’t believe I was being told off for not making the wife grade re cooking, housework etc. Even the health visitor told me off for doing too much.

    Thank you Esther for posting this ad and to everyone for commenting. I think it fair to say my life was ruined by attitudes like those in the ad. It wasn’t easy to break free.

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  7. Helen says:

    Should add that I wasn’t even a stay-at-home wife, but a working mother with children – and still expected to look after husband in the 1990s/early millennium! These attitudes still exist in some rural parts.

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  8. Helen says:

    The ultimate irony. Tinned soup meant failure. I cooked mine up from scratch. Also soup wasn’t consider an acceptable dinner for a working man. Another failure of mine.

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