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#4521 - 08/06/00 07:22 AM Re: Marathon  
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No, no, Jackie. The chocolate bar used to be called a Marathon but has for some reason become a Snickers, just as Treats seem to have been renamed M&Ms.

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#4522 - 08/06/00 11:05 AM Re: Marathon  
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I've still never really recovered from the name of Marathon bars being changed. It comes up a lot in thirty-something conversations. Now I've hit forty I can't really bring myself to think about forty-something conversations.

Jackie - I don't think we ever had petrol stations called "Marathon" - is that something to do with the name change?

Here's a little excerpt I found on the internet which shows the strength of feeling around the subject:

"m a r a t h o n v s s n i c k e r s
One thing we'll never forgive Americans for is robbing the children of these islands of their innocent faith in chocolate bars...."
http://www.modestproposals.com/modest/food/issue1no22.html


More recently my children are really quite militant about the name change of "Opal Fruits" to "Starburst". Interesting how we hate childhood certainties to change.



#4523 - 08/06/00 09:06 PM Re: Tough license plates  
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>>Do be do be do" -Sinatra

You got it again, Dudette! You are goo-od!




#4524 - 08/08/00 07:10 PM Re: Tough license plates  
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Actually, I thought I was clever in deciphering the ML8ML8 as being "To Emulate." I guess I'm just a wannabe.


#4525 - 08/08/00 08:13 PM Re: Tough license plates  
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>>Actually, I thought I was clever in deciphering the ML8ML8 as being "To Emulate." I guess I'm just a wannabe.

Nope, just way smarter than the average person in our
"dumbed-down" society!




#4526 - 08/08/00 08:19 PM Re: Marathon  
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>>". Interesting how we hate childhood certainties to change.

Very true, Jo. And that goes for a lot more than just foods. But since that was the topic, I will add that there is a lady here in the U. S. that sells over the internet brands of food/drink items that are no longer on the market.
Maybe I should try to find her--I would love to have Clove chewing gum again!


#4527 - 08/08/00 08:30 PM Re: Marathon  
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>I would love to have Clove chewing gum again!

that was a product that was not Well Thought Out -- who wants a chewing gum whose very name suggests sticking to your teeth and gums?


#4528 - 08/09/00 04:32 AM Re: cloves  
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I do have fond memories of the clove tree in my garden, but that wasn't in childhood, only about seven or eight years ago. Then, alas, I had to move to another city.

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#4529 - 08/09/00 11:33 AM Re: cloves  
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>the clove tree in my garden

My cloves tree was in the hallway



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#4530 - 08/09/00 03:40 PM Re: Marathon  
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>>who wants a chewing gum whose very name suggests sticking to your teeth and gums?

Sounds like your arachibutyrophobia is sticking its head out again, Tsuwm. Clove gum smelled (and tasted, for about ten seconds) heavenly!


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