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    • ad hoc

      • Feb 2008
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      • Deepest Transylvania

        #476

        Originally posted by MarkFView Post

        Tesco was the founders initials with ‘co’ on the end if memory serves

        No I think it was someone else's initials with the first two letters of the founder's name (Cohen)

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        • MarkF

          • Mar 2011
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          • Garibaldis

            #477

            See my edit.

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            • caja-dglh

              • Mar 2008
              • 20220
              • The Midwest

                #478

                Originally posted by ursus arctosView Post

                It is interesting to me that the Great British Public turned Nestlé into a possessive.

                It happens a lot over there, especially (it appears to me) with food and grocery companies. Is it an unconscious attempt to humanise massive conglomerates, a remnant of once established practice, or is something else going on there?


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                  • Jah Womble

                    • Sep 2009
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                      #479

                      I think they reverted to simply 'Nestlé' in recent years, no?

                      Use of the possessive isn't as uncommon as all that, however.

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                      • WOM

                        • Mar 2008
                        • 53103
                        • Tronno
                        • Oatmeal Chocolate Chip

                          #480

                          Hershey (OTF's favourite chocolate maker) is generally known as Hersheys over here.

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                          • ursus arctos

                            • Jan 2008
                            • 107393
                            • Gotham

                              #481

                              With good reason, though, given that they use it on most of their products

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                              • WOM

                                • Mar 2008
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                                • Oatmeal Chocolate Chip

                                  #482

                                  Sure. But contextually, the name has almost gone from a possessive to a new name. Hersheys. The same thing with Tim Horton's, which is now Tim Hortons. It's a small thing.

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                                  • Lymeswold Snork

                                    • May 2018
                                    • 375
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                                    • Half Man Half

                                      #483

                                      More niche (nicher?), perhaps, but I wish Kärcher's marketing department wouldn't teach Britons that it's pronounced as though it was "Kartscher", rather than something much more like "Careshire".

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                                      • Sam

                                        • Mar 2008
                                        • 15041
                                        • The Paris of the south
                                        • Manchester United
                                        • Dark chocolate digestive

                                          #484

                                          I can't remember ever hearing Nestlé as 'nessles'. I'm not saying it didn't happen, obviously. Perhaps by the 90s the British public were more clued up to how it was meant to be said.

                                          Originally posted by ursus arctosView Post

                                          With good reason, though, given that they use it on most of their products

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                                          I could give you the official line on their various accepted ways of referring to themselves, but their style guide's on my other computer.

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                                          • DCI Harry Batt

                                            • Mar 2008
                                            • 31130

                                              #485

                                              The 90s aren't really the past, they're just the other day. Nessles is from the 70s.

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                                              • 3 Colours Red

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                                                • Ginger Nut

                                                  #486

                                                  Originally posted by Lymeswold SnorkView Post

                                                  More niche (nicher?), perhaps, but I wish Kärcher's marketing department wouldn't teach Britons that it's pronounced as though it was "Kartscher", rather than something much more like "Careshire".

                                                  Not as glaring as Braun, although that might be for... ahem... other reasons.

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                                                  • Sam

                                                    • Mar 2008
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                                                      #487

                                                      Originally posted by TonTonView Post

                                                      The 90s aren't really the past, they're just the other day. Nessles is from the 70s.

                                                      Cheers. But 1990's 32 years ago, and if you'd told 14-year-old me in 1998 that England had won the World Cup (or any other event in 1966 had happened) 'just the other day' I'd have scoffed at you.

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                                                        • Simon G

                                                          • Jun 2017
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                                                            #488

                                                            Being the same age as Sam (albeit the World cup was a month before my 14th birthday in 1998) I agree that I don't ever recall it as Nessles and only ever as Ness-lay.

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                                                              • Capybara

                                                                • Feb 2010
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                                                                  #489

                                                                  Here's an advert from the 80s. It's from New Zealand but the song at the end is what I remember from UK adverts. Any other adverts I've found are from the 90s onwards and pronounce it ness-lay.

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                                                                  • tee rex

                                                                    • Apr 2008
                                                                    • 7407
                                                                    • NZ
                                                                    • Exeter City
                                                                    • Takes

                                                                      #490

                                                                      My memory says Nessles in the 1970s. In a search for canon, I found the ads featuring the Milky Bar Kid are as confused as anyone. You hear both pronunciations in these clips.

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                                                                      • Fussbudget

                                                                        • Aug 2010
                                                                        • 10107
                                                                        • Middlesbrough
                                                                        • Middlesbrough
                                                                        • Speculoos

                                                                          #491

                                                                          Interesting that Nestlé seems to be thought mostly as some kind of confectioners in the UK, rather than a Unilever-style giant conglomerate. If anything I'd associate them more with dairy than chocolate. I blame the Milkybar kid, no discussion of Nestlé in this country is ever free of the little f*cker

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                                                                          • Jah Womble

                                                                            • Sep 2009
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                                                                              #492

                                                                              I'd imagine that their biggest-selling product over here is Nescafé - or certainly used to be.

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                                                                              • Capybara

                                                                                • Feb 2010
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                                                                                  #493

                                                                                  Well we were boycotting Nestlé, weren't we? Is that still going on? I still avoid their products.

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                                                                                  • WOM

                                                                                    • Mar 2008
                                                                                    • 53103
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                                                                                    • Oatmeal Chocolate Chip

                                                                                      #494

                                                                                      Yeah, that never reached our shores. I only know about it from you lot. They really don't have the same presence here, nor did they in 1990. Nescafe, I'd hazard, is strong enough as a brand name that people don't think 'oh, that's a Nestle product'.

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                                                                                      • Bizarre Löw Triangle

                                                                                        • Jul 2012
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                                                                                          #495

                                                                                          Originally posted by Evariste Euler GaussView Post

                                                                                          Most common examples of the thread title phenomenon for me would be names.

                                                                                          Only found out in my late 50s (due to watching Strictly, of all unlikely sources of enlightenment) that the name Rhys has a long vowel, pronounced if I understand correctly like "Reece". Until last month I had assumed it was pronounced to rhyme with "miss". On Strictly it's a bloke's given name. But the same point applies to it as a surname, so I had been mentally mispronouncing the name of the Wide Sargasso Sea author all this time.

                                                                                          A Welsh name, is it? (But when why isn't it pronounced "u" like the "y" in Cymru?)

                                                                                          (i know this is an old post but i clicked on the thread and it was on that page, so...)

                                                                                          'y' changes its sound depending on where it comes in the word. In the last syllable (or in compound words like tyddewi) it's lengthened. So "Cymry" (the welsh people) is pronounced the same as Cymru and the two vowels in Cymry are different despite being spelled with the same letter.

                                                                                          y/u in the last syllable is a different vowel sound to English "ee" and kinda sits halfway between "miss" and "peace" (although in some dialects it is the same).

                                                                                          You can hear difference between north/south/english pronunciations here (and also the first speaker is using a voiced 'r' rather than voiceless 'rh' for some reason).
                                                                                          https://forvo.com/word/rhys/

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                                                                                            • ursus arctos

                                                                                              • Jan 2008
                                                                                              • 107393
                                                                                              • Gotham

                                                                                                #496

                                                                                                Isn't Nespresso a major presence in the UK?

                                                                                                They have even made a dent in Italy.

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                                                                                                • 3 Colours Red

                                                                                                  • Jan 2015
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                                                                                                  • Ginger Nut

                                                                                                    #497

                                                                                                    Yes, we get those awful George Clooney adverts for the things. I wouldn't really know as a non-coffee drinker but are those pods single use plastic?

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                                                                                                    • San Bernardhinault

                                                                                                      • Mar 2008
                                                                                                      • 26165
                                                                                                      • Faux England
                                                                                                      • Oxford United
                                                                                                      • Petit Ecolier (milk chocolate)

                                                                                                        #498

                                                                                                        Even worse, they're single use aluminium. The coffee is surprisingly not-bad - particularly compared to all the other "pod" coffees, which are almost US diner/UK instant level of horrible.

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                                                                                                        • Fussbudget

                                                                                                          • Aug 2010
                                                                                                          • 10107
                                                                                                          • Middlesbrough
                                                                                                          • Middlesbrough
                                                                                                          • Speculoos

                                                                                                            #499

                                                                                                            Originally posted by WOMView Post

                                                                                                            Yeah, that never reached our shores. I only know about it from you lot. They really don't have the same presence here, nor did they in 1990. Nescafe, I'd hazard, is strong enough as a brand name that people don't think 'oh, that's a Nestle product'.

                                                                                                            Yeah, I'm not sure I'd processed that Nescafe and Nespresso were Nestlé brands even though it's so bloody obvious *giant facepalm* Nesquik I did know but it has the Nestlé logo more prominent (also I drink much more chocolate milk than coffee)

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                                                                                                            • WOM

                                                                                                              • Mar 2008
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                                                                                                              • Oatmeal Chocolate Chip

                                                                                                                #500

                                                                                                                Yeah, same for me with Nespresso. When ursus posted it upthread I was like "Well...sh*t...of course."

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