We recently introduced another category to our growing blog content. In that opening article, we shared some interesting data on the origin of organization and product names such as 7-11, Adidas, Caterpillar, Pepsi and Skype.
In listing some of Pepsi’s products, we included Fanta and Sprite in that list. I’m certain Coca Cola didn’t appreciate that error as it takes great pride in boasting both brands as coveted members of its family.
We wouldn’t have realized our mistake if it hadn’t been quickly pointed out by several of our subscribers and regular readers. I’d like to point out that we made that misprint purposely to see if anyone would catch it. I’d like to point that out, but it wouldn’t be true. I simply failed to double-check my source. Congratulations to Dee Brown who was the first person to provide this feedback for us. Although she’s one of our favorite subscribers, she did have an edge over everyone else as she is an Executive Assistant and therefore thoroughly trained for spotting such errors! We’d like to express our deep appreciation for your contribution, Dee, by sending you a check for $10,000. We’d like to. However, I’m afraid you’re going to have to settle for our sincere thanks.
On a serious note, I wanted to share this situation with all of our readers to encourage you to continue to provide your feedback to us. We love hearing from you whether you’re spell-checking, fact-checking, contradicting our commentary, agreeing with our views, or simply sharing your own take on a particular issue. Receiving your feedback, in any form, makes our efforts more than worthwhile. We appreciate the many notes we’ve thus far received from so many of you and encourage others to do the same.
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