An Odd Shopping Basket

Anthony Poulton-Smith


Region:
East Midlands
Notice Period:
Regular (more than one month's notice)
Type:
Professional
Fee:
Paid: £75 including expenses (negotiable)
Category:
History
Updated:
21st January 2017
Tagged:
Food | Brands | English | Shop

Daz, Marmite, Polo, Vimto, Steradent - such odd words and yet we recognise them instantly as product names. Many of us will have added them to our weekly shopping list without a second thought and yet there must have been a time when someone sat down and considered a selection of names before deciding the best suggestion for the new washing powder was OMO. This talk looks at a number of the classic and modern brand names and explains just why they are known as they are.

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About Anthony Poulton-Smith

A freelance journalist and author, with 74 books, many articles, is a ghostwriter, innumerable crosswords and puzzles published, whilst also compiling and marketing quizzes. These books have mostly been on the subject of the origins of place-names and as part of the publicity Anthony has been interviewed several times on the radio and has been privileged to be the guest speaker at several events. Fascinated by the development of language and etymology, I am based in Tamworth Staffordshire and chairman of Tamworth Literary Festival.

Happy to travel and available at short notice.


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