NBC Starbucks

E. Willett Unklegeo@msn.com
Tue Apr 29 00:14:17 EDT 2008


And don't get me started on "New And Improved".  It's one-or-the-other!
    George
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Fred Dabney<mailto:fdabney@nmsu.edu> 
  To: BLUES-L@LISTS.NETSPACE.ORG<mailto:BLUES-L@LISTS.NETSPACE.ORG> 
  Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 11:37 PM
  Subject: Re: NBC Starbucks


  > 1) I don't speak Starbucks. Anyone who calls a small coffee a "tall"  
  > coffee is perverting the Queen's English (a hanging offence). And we  
  > won't even discuss the innate snobbishness of "vente" and "grande" -  
  > just who the fuck do they think they ARE?

  It's got nothing to do with Starbucks.  It's been marketing for decades
  that way.  Go look for a "Small" box of laundry soap.  The smallest
  one on the shelf is "Large"

  Madison Avenue came up with that in the fifties, and it's reflected
  in such things as "pre-owned" cars instead of "used", etc.

  A man named Vance Packard used to write books about this sort
  of idiocy...

  Fred D.

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