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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Claytons is the brand name of a non-alcoholic, non-carbonated
beverage coloured and packaged to resemble bottled whisky.
It was the subject of a major marketing campaign in Australia
and New Zealand in the 1980s,
promoting it as "the drink you have when you're not having a drink" at a time when alcohol was
being targeted as a major factor in the road
Though the product is largely forgotten, the phrase "Claytons" has
entered the Australian and New Zealand vernacular with two different,
but related, meanings:
- Same word, different thing - Many regarded Claytons as a
poor taste substitute, and the promotional campaign was ridiculed at
the time. Subsequently, the term "Claytons" entered the vocabulary of
both countries, used as an adjective to signify a compromise which
satisfies no-one, or any form of inferior substitute or low-quality
imitation, largely synonymous with the word "ersatz".
For example, a hasty or temporary repair may be only a Claytons
solution to a problem.
- Different word, same thing - Claytons may also refer to
something essentially the same but going by a different name. So for
instance before an election is officially called there is the "Claytons
election campaign": the election campaign you're having when you're not
having an election campaign.