Posted by TheFallen on February 05, 2003
In Reply to: "Save the Baby" posted by ESC on February 04, 2003
: : : Just what is that stuff the charming Mrs. Squeers is giving to the hapless boys in the "Nicholas Nickleby" film?
: : : Many thanks!
: : Treacle is a form of thick sugar syrup. Brimstone is a sulphur ore, from which pure sulphur may be refined. This mixture was thought to 'do you good' in Dicken's days!
: On the subject of stuff that's supposed to "do you good": When I was young in the mountains of West Virginia, my mother used to give us medicine called "Save the Baby." I have no idea what was in it and I seemed to be the only one who remembers that brand. It was for chest colds.
Now *that* is just such a great piece of product naming. I'd love to live in the days when marketing was so simple, and not fraught with risks of law suits for misrepresentation.