[Ads-l] turf (UNCLASSIFIED)

paul johnson paulzjoh at MTNHOME.COM
Tue Sep 11 17:22:44 UTC 2018

When I lived on Miami Beach 1983/93 all the restaurants refused to put 
out artificial sweeteners as everyone stole them for home use.  You 
could ask and get two packets, and a hard look if you asked for more.

On 9/11/2018 11:47 AM, W Brewer wrote:
> <Sweet'N Low> ~ sweetener
> I can recall a time when the Great Sugar Scare caused me to ask for
> artificial stuff to sweeten my coffee instead of sugar (California '70s).
> And the cafés put out packets of Sweet'N Low. And they were free, so they
> never missed a few extra for home use. Anyways, my hypothesis, which just
> occurred to me, is that Sweet'N Low was the first of its kind (since the
> Germans pushed saccharin back in WWI), and was sorta like <xerox>
> 'photocopy' in inducing a similar-sounding generic designation <sweetener>,
> after other saccharine products hit the eateries.
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