Blood of the young mouse

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Wed May 7 21:46:27 UTC 2014

On May 7, 2014, at 12:19 PM, William Warren <celtman at HOTMAIL.COM> wrote:
> Geritol = geriatric + alcohol

in contrast, for Serutan:
 The origin of the brand name was straightforward. The makers merely decided to spell "natures" backwards, and "Read it backwards" was the product's advertising slogan. This was to differentiate it as being a "natural" product as opposed to laxative brands which stimulated the colon by chemical action.


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