Monday, August 24, 2009

"starbucks"


Some dude who we call "Starbuck" made this coffee. People think it comes from some big company, I don't know why... Thanks, Dylan.

8 comments:

Sara Hopp Harper said...

I always snicker about misused quotation marks. I've been laughing until I cry- great blog!

Nix said...

Next, we'll have "Buck Roger" coffee

Blog Tactic

Buffy said...

What they mean is, they serve generic coffee made from beans that have been burnt beyond all recognition.

Jehzeel Laurente said...

hahahaha! :D Like "McDonalds".

This makes me think of Dr. Evil. hahaha :D

petero1649 said...

Bethany, you are a kindred spirit. Found out about your site in the Time magazine tweet.

I wonder have you ever thought about the demise of the adverb. The '...ly' seems to be one syllable too many for many people world wide, but particularly in the USA. The adjective serves two functions nowadays. What do you think? Is this worth a crusade?

Greg said...

Actually, in this case the quotes are technically correct. When you have a trademarked name appearing in print, you can use quotations in lieu of the trademark or registration symbols. This is to show that you're not making a claim of ownership against a brand name, and in copyright terms is meant to prevent the name from becoming a part of the common lexicon.

Drew said...

I think Greg might be right.

Either way, though, shouldn't it be "Starbuck's," with an apostrophe?

Bridgete said...

@Drew: There's no apostrophe in the brand name.