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Differin and unflavored Sprite

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 12:38 pm

I just saw an advertisement for some new acne medication called Differin. Is it just me, or are the pharmaceutical companies really starting to run out of decent-sounding names for their products? I mean, “Differin”…whoever came up with that name had to have been greatly inspired by Saturday Night Live parody commercials and the like.

And on a totally unrelated topic, I absolutely hate it when the Coca-Cola taps in the dining hall run out of flavoring syrup. Not so bad with Coke itself– you can at least tell when it’s becoming diluted– but it’s a rather rude awakening when you’ve gone to get Sprite and end up discovering, only after you’ve taken a sip, that it’s pure, unflavored carbonated water. Blech.


  1. why does this site even exists it’s so stupid and it doesn’t even make sense. what kind of english is Saturday Night Live parody commercials and the like. Hello people have you ever heard of words called proper grammar.If you have common sense please use it.

    Comment by a** beater — 14-Mar-2004 @ 4:43 pm

  2. Yeah, Mr. Beater, we have heard of proper grammar; this is the same site hosting the Proofreader’s Hall of Shame, after all. We’ve also heard of using a dictionary, but that’s beside the point. Perhaps you’re just not all that well-read?

    Oh, and speaking of proper grammar, you could use a bit of it yourself. “why does this site even exists”? That should be “exist”, bud…and you need some punctuation after it.

    To put it in terms you might understand: “owned.” :-p

    Comment by codeman38 — 14-Mar-2004 @ 5:07 pm

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