It is "Dr Pepper", not "Dr. Pepper"

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07 Aug 2022, 9:36 pm

It is Dr Pepper and I saw a man wearing a T-shirt that proves it at the flea market today.


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08 Aug 2022, 1:15 am

lostonearth35 wrote:
Yes, I also kind of thought maybe it was for legal reasons, but Dr. Seuss wasn't a real doctor either, and it's spelled with a period.


Yes, also "Dr. Dre" has a period in his name and he's a rapper, not a doctor.



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08 Aug 2022, 1:19 am

According to Wikipedia the period in "Dr. Pepper" was done away with some time in the 1950s for stylistic and legibility reasons. Nothing to do with legal issues.



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08 Aug 2022, 1:48 am

Now that we have all thoroughly kicked Dr. Pepper's ass for his false pretenses, let now take on Dr. John, Dr. Hook, Dr. Dre, and Dr. Seuss, for their fraudulence!



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08 Aug 2022, 3:32 am

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Now that we have all thoroughly kicked Dr. Pepper's ass for his false pretenses, let now take on Dr. John, Dr. Hook, Dr. Dre, and Dr. Seuss, for their fraudulence!


I'll just stick with Mr. Pibb. An honest man doing honest work.



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08 Aug 2022, 7:31 am

Sonic200 wrote:
According to Wikipedia the period in "Dr. Pepper" was done away with some time in the 1950s for stylistic and legibility reasons. Nothing to do with legal issues.


I think its odd that anyone would think it looks better stylistically to have it misspelled



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08 Aug 2022, 7:56 am

Unlike M.D. person can be a Dr. and not have a medical degree or license.



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08 Aug 2022, 8:04 am

HighLlama wrote:
naturalplastic wrote:
Now that we have all thoroughly kicked Dr. Pepper's ass for his false pretenses, let now take on Dr. John, Dr. Hook, Dr. Dre, and Dr. Seuss, for their fraudulence!


I'll just stick with Mr. Pibb. An honest man doing honest work.


Mr. Pibb was a woman, and the first Betty Crocker was a man.



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08 Aug 2022, 8:08 am

naturalplastic wrote:
Now that we have all thoroughly kicked Dr. Pepper's ass for his false pretenses, let now take on Dr. John, Dr. Hook, Dr. Dre, and Dr. Seuss, for their fraudulence!


Dr. Seuss had a Doctorate degree from Dartmouth University



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08 Aug 2022, 8:35 am

DanielW wrote:
HighLlama wrote:
naturalplastic wrote:
Now that we have all thoroughly kicked Dr. Pepper's ass for his false pretenses, let now take on Dr. John, Dr. Hook, Dr. Dre, and Dr. Seuss, for their fraudulence!


I'll just stick with Mr. Pibb. An honest man doing honest work.


Mr. Pibb was a woman, and the first Betty Crocker was a man.


What about "Mrs. Butterworth"?



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08 Aug 2022, 9:22 am

naturalplastic wrote:
DanielW wrote:
HighLlama wrote:
naturalplastic wrote:
Now that we have all thoroughly kicked Dr. Pepper's ass for his false pretenses, let now take on Dr. John, Dr. Hook, Dr. Dre, and Dr. Seuss, for their fraudulence!


I'll just stick with Mr. Pibb. An honest man doing honest work.


Mr. Pibb was a woman, and the first Betty Crocker was a man.


What about "Mrs. Butterworth"?


Thelma “Butterfly” McQueen

Butterworth was supposedly based on an actress from Gone with the Wind. Mrs. Butterworth's syrup first hit shelves in 1961, according to the company's website. The syrup's bottle was allegedly modeled after Thelma “Butterfly” McQueen, who played Scarlett O'Hara's maid in Gone with the Wind, according to Cleveland.com



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08 Aug 2022, 9:36 am

The Cambridge Dictionary says this:

Dr is British English.
Dr. is American English.

https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/dr

So it looks like they both mean Doctor. Maybe Dr Pepper shouldn't be using Dr or Dr. at all :lol: :P


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08 Aug 2022, 9:40 am

This thread reminds me of an episode of Dr. Phil



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08 Aug 2022, 9:46 am

Doctor Who doesn't use Dr. or Dr, but writes out the word in full.



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08 Aug 2022, 9:49 am

Mr. Pibb was originally called Peppo in 1970s. But they had to change that for sounding too much like "Dr Pepper". So they changed it to Mr. Pibb. Now Mr. Pibb is obsolete. Since the early 2000s it has been called Pibb Xtra.



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08 Aug 2022, 9:50 am

There is nothing I like better than debating about the meaning or styling of words :lol: :lol:


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