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If you think all colas taste alike, I have to ... did, but it still did not taste exactly like Pepsi.

I somehow doubt this. Someone who never drinks beer is unlikely to be able to tell one from another even ... bitter and flat; same with wine. It's only the people who drink these things regularly who will notice any difference.

If you do an A/B blind taste test, of course they will "notice" the difference. They will likely be disgusted by both liquids, but they won't think they're the same.

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Perhaps I should have used the more normal "not yet".

But that would imply that it could become a trade mark ...

Okay, linguistic issues aside, what I remember from the book I cited is that there was a British trademark on Aspirin, but it was lost (in the normal way of such events) decades ago, as I said in the posting. And as for "other countries", there are dozens of them where it is still a trademark, and dozens more where it is not.

Mark Brader "The spaghetti is put there by the designer of Toronto the code, not the designer of the language." (Email Removed) Richard Minner

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Cuba libres (cubas libre?) were the drink of choice of my high school Spanish club's trip to where else Spain in 1972. I still like them but don't find nearly the same number of like-minded souls about.

Camparisoda (1) for me, then,
in Brussels where I should be ordering Kriek, I know

(1) how I found it spelt on a menu in Narita Airport
default to mean ales, which are proper drinks, drunk at a decent cellar temperature, with sensible English names like Hook Norton (a

This would be fine if all English pubs had decent cellars, but too many serve their beer at (heated) room temperature. On the other hand, that's why I keep my red wine in the fridge here in Australia - room temperature is definitely not suitable, although I do try to remember to get it out half an hour before drinking.

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Robert Bannister had it:

I wrote "still not". Perhaps I should have used the more normal "not yet".

But that would imply that it could become a trade mark - I would say that is near to impossible.


Rob Bannister
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