OT: deliberate mis-spelling

Fred Cisin cisin at xenosoft.com
Tue Jun 30 14:11:56 CDT 2009


On Tue, 30 Jun 2009, Bob Bradlee wrote:
> Deliberate mis-spellings are often used to try to get around trademark
> restrictions, only to fail the likeliness of confusion test and end up
> dealing with angry lawyers.

. . . also to get around truth in advertising laws.
"Froot Loops" don't have to be made of fruit.
"Cheez" doesn't have to be made of cheese


A related topic is Mondegreens - the substitution of homonyms.







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