Monday, October 12, 2009

What's in a name?

I had a lovely conversation with a friend from across the country recently. I found his email to be spectacularly entertaining, and I thought it would be fun to share on here.

Is it just me, or does the following strike you as The Worst Product Name in History?

I was listening to NPR while cooking, as I sometimes do. At some point they mentioned that the preceding show was sponsored in part by--and here it is, The Most Disgusting Product Name Ever--an herbal laxative tea someone thought would be a good idea to call Smooth Move.

In my experience many herbal teas, once steeped, turn a distinctly brownish hue. Now why, in the name of all that is holy, would anyone name a product which promises loose bowl movements, a most-likely brownish liquid, intended for oral consumption, Smooth Move? Who in their right mind would part lips and swallow Smooth Move in hopes of same?

In case I'd misheard, or it was some type of joke, I Googled and as you can see the stuff really exists.

Fasten your Depends, there'll be a Smooth Move tonight.

Now, drink up.

PS. I created the above tagline. Think they might use it?

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