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July 03, 2012


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And then there's my favorite: Mr. Plow!

I am certain to catch myself singing the Mr. Lid jingle repeatedly, wherever I go!

Apparently some parts of the country have franchises for an electrical-repairs outfit called Mr. Sparky.

I'm not convinced that's the best name; I don't think of "sparky" as being in the list of things I want out of electrical repairs.

And I think Dairy Queen still has a slushy-type drink called Mr. Misty.

On the British supermarket shelves you'll find 'Mr Muscle' (Mr Muscolo in Italy) household cleaning products and a well-known UK brand of furniture polish 'Mr Sheen'. There are probably loads more Mr X products on the market which I can't think of off the top of my head. Pedants would probably comment that after "Mr" there's no need of a full stop ( . ) when Mr is a contraction and not an abbreviation but in logos and brand names etc. personally I think it looks better with the punctuation.

@Mr. Mwnciod: It's an AmE/BrE distinction: North Americans use the period/full stop with all courtesy titles except "Miss."

Oh, I didn't know about the US/UK difference in usage, I'll have to remember that next time I address any mail to The States.
Going back to the products, how could I've forgotten about Mr. Whippy ice cream!

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