If the factoid's not true, it's pretty close. Marlboro (and big tobacco in general) have sunk a lot of money into both protecting and pushing their brands, and Coca-Cola and Budweiser have created advertising campaigns that Americans in particular now associate directly with holidays (Coca-Cola dominating Christmas and Budweiser dominating Fourth of July/our local version of Summer Festival).
The brands I use the most...hmmm...probably Burt's Bees, Kashi and Haagen-Dazs. I'm not really attached to a brand, but I do a lot of label reading these days, and while they're not "perfect," those three are better than most. I no longer drink soda, I don't smoke (I can't even breathe around smokers), and I rarely drink and don't like American beer, so I don't really have a contrast to the given brands. ^^;
...And yes, the irony just struck me of using the Sanzo avatar while making that last statement. XD
I thought the three sounded about right when I read the factoid.
Ooh, I looooove all three of those. Kashi has delicious cereal. And who doesn't love good ice cream?
LOL, nice!!! ;) I like the amendment.
generic Costco brand (Kirkland)
Generic Vons Brand (Safeway)
So English used to sound Irish? There's a lot of Ren Faires doing it even wronger, then...
I'm a DIY/localvore kinda gal, so not too many brand names, but I'll play:
Marlboro (yeah, yeah, I'm going to quit someday)
ValurTime (Giant Eagle's store/generic brand)
Yes, yes it is. lol, including the one I worked at. haha.
I'm going to quit someday too, hopefully soon. I tried that electronic cigarette with water vapour and liked it, I think I may end up doing that.
Sorry, hit the wrong reply button. I'm a mess today.
I do that all the time. lol
2010-10-26 08:23 pm (UTC)
Blah blah blah my voice is gone so here's me writing too long of a comment.
Hmm. Color me dubious over the "original pronunciation". I'd have to know more about it I guess, but, it just seemed silly. I had a professor show us how Chaucer would have sounded and it seems a bit odd to have morphed so drastically to such an "Irish" sounding accent in only 200 years or so. However, I will give it to them, we had a professor from Dublin visit when I was in college and for all the world he sounded a lot like my great aunts and uncles who had been raised out in back water Virginia- where I presume the accent hadn't changed too much in all the years since settlement.
Also, I probably single-handedly help Coca-Cola keep it's spot in the top three. Otherwise, my shopping choices are more influenced by price/sale than brand so I can't really think of a top three.
2010-12-03 04:42 pm (UTC)
Re: Blah blah blah my voice is gone so here's me writing too long of a comment.
Yeah, I want to know more about it. It was shared by a Shakespeare professor of mine which is where I found it, it's fascinating either way I suppose.
And LOL, there was awhile there that I was giving coke a fair share too, but specifically cherry coke.
Lush Cosmetics, Dunkin' Donuts & Trader Joe's.
One brand that I avoid is Charmin! I hate those bears so much. Bears do not need toilet paper!
Lush is amaaaaazing.
And LOL, I never buy Charmin but that may be because deep down I totally agree with you. What a strange marketing concept!
I'd be interested in how we KNOW that 16th century English was pronounced that way. Evidence. How can there be any? We can only guess. And WHO? Who talked like that? Poor people? Noblemen? Henry's royal court, according to what I have read, spoke english, but many spoke French. And what did theatre actors sound like? Even today, theater English is not how one would talk in real life.
Agreed completely. I will let you know once I have successfully completed my time machine.
Hell, you can come too. We'd have a blast. =)
Disney, Roundy's (its the local markets store brand) and parent's choice. :)
Can you tell I'm a parent? Lol.
Why yes, yes I can. ;) And I can relate. hehe