CatchThis Blog / british english

Laurel Sutton

August 13, 2010

Until I saw this episode of the IT Crowd, I don’t think I’d ever heard the expression damp squid: As the judge helpfully points out, the actual expression is damp squib, which I hadn’t heard either. By sheer coincidence (maybe), a survey appeared in the UK newspaper The Telegraph which listed damp squid as the […]

Maria Cypher

October 11, 2007

I’m confused about Woolworth’s new product branding strategy in the UK; they’ve launched a private-label champagne under the moniker WorthIt!. Now it really doesn’t take a branding company to tell you that you don’t scream “value” or “worth” in a name without achieving the exact opposite effect. But what makes Woolworth’s new product name a […]