Date: Tue, 15 Oct 1996 23:33:45 -0500
From: Dan Goodman dsgood[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]VISI.COM
Subject: that carbonated stuff
About ten years ago, I tried finding out what supermarket ads in
various parts of the US called carbonated beverages. I looked through
out-of-town newspapers in the main Minneapolis library.
Is there a term for such things as radio announcers saying "twenty
minutes in front of the hour" -- to avoid saying to/till?
None of the supermarket ads used ANY of the terms. They advertised
flavors or brands.
Digression: one ad had a special on a brand of dog food and said
"Veterinarians use it themselves." Didn't say whether they fed it to
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