Hands up those who remember Robur tea? Is it still around? I had just about completely forgotten it until I read Word of the Day for Saturday, October 9, 2010.
Which was, “Roborant.” And means as an adjective: 1. Strengthening; restoring vigor.
And as a noun: 2. A strengthening medicine; a tonic; a restorative.
Which would explain why Robur Tea was marketed under a slogan that indicated that it was a drink that lifts and invigorates.
All this led me to ponder, how many of our other common brand names, actually described the product that they were for? Such as Pepsi Cola, which was once a product recommended for those who suffered from Digestive problems with their Pepsin (or digestive enzymes) in the gastric juices.
Well, what products (current or defunct) can you think of to add to this list?