[Ads-l] TV ad: "My doctor says I have Skittles-pox."

Neal Whitman nwhitman at AMERITECH.NET
Wed Aug 31 00:46:41 UTC 2016

Isn't that the origin of "pox" in the first place, as still glimpsed in 
words such as "pock-marks"?

On 8/30/2016 6:20 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:
> "_Are they_ contagious?"
> The copy-writer(s) interpreted _pox_ as _pocks_?!
> Youneverknow.

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