Who remembers these crisps having a stray apostrophe in the 70s/80s?
I recall the company (KP) having to give an explanation for their aberrant apostrophe - was it on Watchdog or That's Life or something? They claimed it was so people didn't call them Dis-coss. So why not Discoes? Inelegant, but surely better...
On a similar note, anyone remember Seabrook Crisps? The ones that were '"more" than just a "crisp"', and had speech marks littered all over the packet. We used to have them in our tuck shop at junior school, and I used to wonder who it was that said they were "salt and vinegar" flavour.
This shows that I had pedantic tendancies by the age of 10. Maybe that's why the other children didn't want to play with me.
My husband has just pointed out that, far from being "more" than just a "crisp", Seabrook crisps were "more" than just a "snack". I do remember that they had a list of "ingredients" on the back. It makes you wonder if they were the real ingredients, or whether the list was entirely fabricated.
I remember the Seabrooks crisps!!! I still have a packet that I kept because of the "". I was a bit obsessed with these at the time (first year Linguistics student, very eager) and collected quite a few. My favourite was in a hairdresser's window: