Sometimes, the names we use for things really miss the mark, don’t they? They should invite more people to these imaginary naming conventions because I think, collectively, we could do a lot better. Here are a few examples among the thousands upon thousands out there:
Name is: Name should be:
Rubber Cement Rubber Glue
-There’s nothing “cement-y” about it. It’s just rubbery.
Peanut Butter Peanut Spread
-Butter? Last time I checked, peanuts don’t come from cows.
Cursive Socially acceptable sloppiness
-They should stop making kids learn cursive in elementary school and just move the curriculum to med school.
Refried Beans Mashed beans
-They’re not even fried once. I mean, come on…
Highlighter Yellow marker
-I’m just calling it how I see it.
Sport Utility Vehicle Utility Vehicle
-Bottom line: not sporty. Maybe they should try “Small” utility vehicle.
By: S. Cole Garrett