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

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05 Aug 2022, 1:52 pm

Plenty of people think the drinks name is spelled with a period. But, no. It is "Dr Pepper". There is no period.



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05 Aug 2022, 1:56 pm

I find it so confusing. How do you when when to spell Dr. with or without a period?



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05 Aug 2022, 1:56 pm

I think one way is American and one is British but I can't remember which is which. Word Spellcheck should tell you.


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06 Aug 2022, 7:23 am

It had to be Dr instead of Dr. because impersonating a doctor is against the law, even for a bottle of soda pop.



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06 Aug 2022, 7:48 am

When it was originally sold 120+ years ago it was Dr. Pepper - its was changed to comply with labeling laws. they don't call it D R pepper, its "doctor pepper" so Dr. Is an acceptable abbreviation. It just can't be used for advertising purposes. But, yes the . is no longer in the current trademark. If you want to refer to the product my its original name however you may.



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06 Aug 2022, 8:22 am

It like Irn Bru

I still call it Iron Brew


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06 Aug 2022, 10:07 am

babybird wrote:
It like Irn Bru

I still call it Iron Brew


I'm not sure how else you can say Irn Bru apart from Iron Brew! :lol:


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06 Aug 2022, 10:12 am

KitLily wrote:
babybird wrote:
It like Irn Bru

I still call it Iron Brew


I'm not sure how else you can say Irn Bru apart from Iron Brew! :lol:


"urn brew".



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06 Aug 2022, 10:15 am

Sonic200 wrote:
KitLily wrote:
I'm not sure how else you can say Irn Bru apart from Iron Brew! :lol:


"urn brew".


Then people will think you want a cup of tea! :lol:


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06 Aug 2022, 10:58 am

KitLily wrote:
Sonic200 wrote:
KitLily wrote:
I'm not sure how else you can say Irn Bru apart from Iron Brew! :lol:


"urn brew".


Then people will think you want a cup of tea! :lol:


Tea made with the ashes of the dead. :nerdy:


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06 Aug 2022, 11:09 am

:lol:

It's my favourite Saturday night treat.


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06 Aug 2022, 12:52 pm

babybird wrote:
:lol:

It's my favourite Saturday night treat.


In the chippy I can just hear you saying: "I'd like a cone of chips, mini fish and a tray of ashes of the dead please."


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06 Aug 2022, 12:56 pm

But it's still Mr. Pibb.


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06 Aug 2022, 1:34 pm

Radish wrote:
babybird wrote:
:lol:

It's my favourite Saturday night treat.


In the chippy I can just hear you saying: "I'd like a cone of chips, mini fish and a tray of ashes of the dead please."


You're making fun of my iron brew now. This means war.


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06 Aug 2022, 1:43 pm

Anyway I think Aldi's version of Dr Pepper is called Dr Popp


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06 Aug 2022, 1:50 pm

old_comedywriter wrote:
But it's still Mr. Pibb.


No, it's Pibb Xtra.

It was originally called "Peppo" in the 70s, but they had to change its name because that sounded too much like "Dr Pepper".