An urban legend is now an international myth

Some time in the mid-1990s, word went around that washing machines were selling like, well, hot parathas  on the Grand Trunk road. Apparently the machines were being used by dhabas who were using them to whip up lassis. An interesting yarn to spin over a few kababs.

Now, in the year of the lord 2008, the Hongkong and Shanghai Bank Corporation (HSBC) has taken out print and television ads drumming home the gobbledygook. In fact, an ad in the New Yorker, hails washing machines as a “best-selling yoghurt-blender”.

Also see: Can this lassi ad be true?