(11 Posts)
UnquietDad Mon 12-May-08 11:17:29

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...

Housemum Mon 12-May-08 11:51:56

Perhaps the apostrophe was for the missing "tecque" in Discotheques??!!

fryalot Mon 12-May-08 11:53:54

would that be "tecque" or "teque" housemum? wink

Housemum Mon 12-May-08 12:04:57

or actually "theque" (I blame trying to type one-handed while bf DD3...)

jura Mon 12-May-08 12:07:48

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Sanguine Mon 12-May-08 16:50:00

Disco sure owned a lot of crisps.

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.

PuppyMonkey Mon 12-May-08 20:40:57

Maybe, to carry on that discussion they had on The Apprentice the other week, it should have been Discos'.

Sanguine Mon 12-May-08 20:47:14

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.

jura Tue 13-May-08 13:11:19

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asicsgirl Fri 16-May-08 12:38:59

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:

We welcome ANTHY our "friendly" new stylist


piratecat Fri 16-May-08 12:42:36

I loved Golden Wonder crisps, what happened to them??

Yummy--sausage and tomato flavour, and also their cheese and onion.

Also KP Worcester sauce flavour. I probably haven't spelt that right have I?!

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