« Mr. Bra | Main | Shpoonkle in The Economist »

April 28, 2011


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

I believe the whole notion of selling naming rights degrades - and essentially misunderstands - the meaning of what a name is. What they're really selling is ad space that, as Jon Carroll put it so well some years ago, clutters up every available space in our civil discourse. If the name of a gigantic civic facility can be changed every two or three years depending on the market swings of this or that industry, then it's not really the name at all, is it? Saul changed to become Paul, but The Coliseum is and always will be The Coliseum, no matter what money changes hands between millionaires.

Stronger connected, badder written.

The comments to this entry are closed.


  • Pinterest
    Follow Me on Pinterest
My Photo

My Web Site

Top 25 Language Language Professional Blogs 2014
Top 25 Language Professionals Blogs 2012
Top 25 Language Professionals Blogs 2011
Top 10 Language Professionals Blogs 2010
Top 100 Language Blogs 2009

Your email address:

Powered by FeedBlitz

Bookmark and Share


Top 25 Language Language Professional Blogs 2014