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Posital
1057627.  Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:32 pm Reply with quote

Ok - denied on a technicality.

"Joan of Arc" is not used as a brand in the same way as "Tony the Tiger" or "Gary Lineker" - they have a trademark and a brand name both indicating the Saint.

So, in the case of meatballs or butter-beans or whatever, it is purely the name and the image that is used but not the actual person.

BTW - I didn't realise that the modern idea of a brand came from branding whiskey barrels...

So, Bem - next subject!

 
GuyBarry
1057634.  Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:47 pm Reply with quote

Posital wrote:
Ok - denied on a technicality.

"Joan of Arc" is not used as a brand in the same way as "Tony the Tiger" or "Gary Lineker" - they have a trademark and a brand name both indicating the Saint.

So, in the case of meatballs or butter-beans or whatever, it is purely the name and the image that is used but not the actual person.


Well I'll accept your decision because those are the rules, but I don't understand it. "Brand name" means "a name that is given to a product by the company that produces or sells it". The name given to that particular product is "Joan of Arc Beans", so that's the brand name. "Tony the Tiger" and "Gary Lineker" aren't brand names - the brand names are "Frosties" and "Walkers Crisps".

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So, Bem - next subject!


Bemahan has already started it - it's "Greek mythology".

 
GuyBarry
1057636.  Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:58 pm Reply with quote

The myth of Hero and Leander gave rise to the English word "hero".

 
Posital
1057653.  Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:40 pm Reply with quote

Soz GB - I misread it.

 
zomgmouse
1057699.  Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:44 pm Reply with quote

Oedipus was really fond of the energy drink "Mother".

 
GuyBarry
1057706.  Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:49 am Reply with quote

Posital wrote:
Soz GB - I misread it.


Oh that's all right. I suppose you could rule it out on the technicality that it's not actually about the historical figure Joan of Arc (rule (7)). Anyway, on with the current round...

The Cyclops had a spare eye hidden round the back for emergencies.

 
zomgmouse
1058133.  Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:04 pm Reply with quote

Telemachus made TVs.

 
GuyBarry
1058143.  Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:45 am Reply with quote

The river that the dead crossed to get to Hades was called the Hellespont.

 
zomgmouse
1058389.  Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:08 am Reply with quote

Ares was always being harassed for wool because everyone confused him with Aries.

 
GuyBarry
1058489.  Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:04 am Reply with quote

"Helen of Troy" has been in use as a brand name since the 19th century.

 
PDR
1058497.  Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:28 am Reply with quote

zomgmouse wrote:
Telemachus made TVs.


Only in a work of fiction (The Odessa Files)

PDR

 
zomgmouse
1059618.  Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:07 pm Reply with quote

Eros is the Greek god of loaves.

 
GuyBarry
1059646.  Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:26 am Reply with quote

[I wasn't sure whether PDR's post was intended as a challenge or not, but it was outside the three-post limit anyway.]

Troy was entirely fictional.

 

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