Nobody Does It Like Sara Lee?

James Smith jsmithjamessmith at YAHOO.COM
Mon Apr 18 13:25:48 UTC 2005

"...does it like..." - that's what I've understood the
slogan to be all these years!

--- Beverly Flanigan <flanigan at OHIO.EDU> wrote:
> Only some of them?  I always heard it as "does it
> like"--presumably bakes
> like she does, that is.  Two reasons, perhaps: The
> negative nasal is hard
> to hear in song.  But more importantly, I couldn't
> say "nobody doesn't
> like"; I'd say "there's nobody who doesn't like
> ...."  So my grammar simply
> wouldn't "hear" the sentence you're citing.  Does
> anyone know where the
> slogan originated?
> This reminds me again of the song "It's not unusual
> to be loved by
> anyone"--totally ungrammatical for me.
> At 08:45 PM 4/17/2005 -0400, you wrote:
> >I gave my intro to lx students a question on a
> recent test requiring
> >analysis of the advertising slogan, "Nobody Doesn't
> Like Sara Lee." It
> >turned out that until they saw the words on the
> test - and checked some
> >URLs -- some of them thought the slogan was "Nobody
> Does It Like Sara Lee."
> >
> >(We never know what we are really teaching, do we?)
> >
> >Bethany

James D. SMITH                 |If history teaches anything
South SLC, UT                  |it is that we will be sued
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