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For the theme Eastern Promise

For the theme Eastern Promise
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Copyright: Lurdes Melo (CallMeMaria) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1748 W: 155 N: 4808] (24714)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-07-12
Categories: Daily Life, Nature
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Friday Theme 2014/07/18 'Full O Eastern Promise' [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2014-07-18 19:58
Viewed: 1281
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I had never heard this expression. It caught my attention, looked up the meaning and found the question and answer below. Considering that this description refers "turkish delight candy" I figured that this image would be suitable for the occasion. I hope you agree!

What is the original source of the phrase 'Eastern promise'?
An ad for a certain brand of turkish delights candy uses this phrase, and David Cronenberg used it to name his film -- in addition to many newspaper articles, etc. What is the ...show more
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Furnonymous answered 6 years ago
My guess is the phrase came from the commercial itself. I couldn't find any references of it in any other works before the 1950s.

'Fry's Turkish Delight (jingle by Cliff Adams) showed a male slave unrolling a carpet containing a glamorous female captive in front of an Eastern ruler who began feeding him lumps of Turkish Delight which was said to be 'Full of Eastern promise'.

The commercial has an appeal that would stick with people. (This was probably very provocative at the time) Over time, I wouldn't doubt them using and deriving other meanings from this phrase

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  • lauro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 71 W: 5 N: 78] (874)
  • [2014-07-19 1:46]

Olá Lurdes,
Esta foto está muito boa, com uma excepcional definição, beleza e composição.
Os meus parabéns e cumprimentos,

Hello Lurdes, a good sharp shot of the caterpillar and the flower.I like your inclusion of the droplets of water.
A very interesting note.I thought immediately of the advert for Turkish Delight when I read the title.A difficult theme to portray this week.
Regards Jean.

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