"Oar-Deal” (a pun on “ordeal") is a registered trademark since 1954 for an oar protector. A joke was cited on Twitter on September 28, 2012:
“There was a big paddle sale at the boat store. It was quite an oar deal.”
The joke—credited on one site to Mike Bull—quickly went viral.
@noexcusesbbq yeah I know the feeling..seems like I have been paddling in a circle on my lake lately...quite an Oar-deal..hahahaha
1:43 AM - 31 Aug 2010
Hahahahahaha!!!! @brooksbayne: when you’re out to sea and your boat’s motor dies, your situation becomes an oar deal.
11:10 PM - 27 Mar 2011
finished my end-of-season-fishing-boat-accesories shopping…
what an oar deal !!
8:29 AM - 27 Oct 2011
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2:16 AM - 28 Sep 2012
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There was a big paddle sale at the boat store. It was quite an oar deal. (Mike Bull)
Did you hear about the paddle sale at the boat store? It was quite an oar deal. #ClassicJokeTuesday
12:23 PM - 30 Jul 2013
There was a big paddle sale at the boat store today.
It was quite an oar deal.
#funny #jokes #funnyjokes
4:12 PM - 6 Aug 2015
Word Mark OAR-DEAL
Goods and Services IC 012. US 019. G & S: OAR PROTECTOR AND OR LOCK STOP. FIRST USE: 19540512. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19540524
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Serial Number 73052758
Filing Date May 19, 1975
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Registration Number 1032937
Registration Date February 10, 1976
Owner (REGISTRANT) OAR DEAL, INC. CORPORATION WASHINGTON 2501 Meridian Street BELLINGHAM WASHINGTON 98225
Attorney of Record RICHARD O. WHITE
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Affidavit Text SECT 15. SECT 8 (6-YR). SECTION 8(10-YR) 20150820.
Renewal 3RD RENEWAL 20150820
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