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Posted: Feb 15, 2018 - 7:56am

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You must be from my nape of the woods.

When we shopped at Finast, I used to try and sneak onto the conveyor belt next to our groceries, so I could help load them into the car.

 
NY Metro area - Yonkers mostly.  That's where that Finast was; it eventually became a Grand Union and they removed the conveyor system.
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Posted: Feb 14, 2018 - 4:27pm

Lemme COCOkrispy MeSelf a'lil tea  Nesquik

Posted: Feb 14, 2018 - 1:29pm
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 islander wrote:

Eventually, the brand becomes the thing, like klenex, or jacuzzi



  
Well, not exactly. You're talking about a registered trademark being legally deemed generic, and therefor unenforceable. See e.g.

Nestle Co., Inc. v. Chester's Market, Inc., 571 F. Supp. 763 (D. Conn. 1983)*

 I don't think the word "tea" was ever trademarked in any country. It could not have been registered in the US because words that are already generic/descriptive are denied registration.

What you're talking about is food labeling, which would probably fall under the jurisdiction of either USDA or FDA (like what can be labeled "organic"). Typically, the FDA or USDA probably would not have an issue unless a trade group representing producers of tea plant derived products raised a stink with the regulatory agency, like with "butter" vs. "oleo" or "margerine", "cheese" vs. "cheese food product", etc.

*Full disclosure: one of the defendants in Nestle v. Chester's Market was the grocery store in my home town. Stan and Rose Chester were good friends with my dad, who worked for First National Grocery ("Finast"), a regional grocery chain.
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Posted: Feb 14, 2018 - 9:33amReply | Edit | Delete >

Or the verb like Googling, FaceBooking



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Posted: Feb 14, 2018 - 4:21pm

But thanks for calling me a Fineassstttt {#Exclaim}

aflanigan wrote:

You must be from my nape of the woods.

When we shopped at Finast, I used to try and sneak onto the conveyor belt next to our groceries, so I could help load them into the car.

 


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Posted: Feb 14, 2018 - 4:13pm

I had to swat a skeeter on my nape in that grocery store!
 

aflanigan wrote:

You must be from my nape of the woods.

When we shopped at Finast, I used to try and sneak onto the conveyor belt next to our groceries, so I could help load them into the car.

 


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Posted: Feb 14, 2018 - 2:42pm

 Proclivities wrote:

I think it's more often the USDA.  A lot of recipes call for things like "coconut butter" or "soy butter" both of which are obviously margarine (or non-dairy spread") - they cannot be sold as "butter".  USDA does also classify what can be called "cheese": I believe it can only be made from an animal's milk and cannot contain coagulated vegetable oils.  I believe "cheese product" contains milk and oil, and "cheese food" contains no milk at all.  It's been a while since I've worked in the food industry, so I may have mixed up those last two.
 I remember Finast stores, there were a few of them around where I grew up.  One that we went to had a system where they put you name on the grocery bags and put them on a conveyor system (belts and wheels) and the customer would drive around the side (under a covered loading area) where they would help you load up your car. You didn't have to put the grocery bags back in the cart and roll it outside.

 
You must be from my nape of the woods.

When we shopped at Finast, I used to try and sneak onto the conveyor belt next to our groceries, so I could help load them into the car.
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Posted: Feb 14, 2018 - 1:52pm

 aflanigan wrote:
 I don't think the word "tea" was ever trademarked in any country. It could not have been registered in the US because words that are already generic/descriptive are denied registration.

What you're talking about is food labeling, which would probably fall under the jurisdiction of either USDA or FDA (like what can be labeled "organic"). Typically, the FDA or USDA probably would not have an issue unless a trade group representing producers of tea plant derived products raised a stink with the regulatory agency, like with "butter" vs. "oleo" or "margerine", "cheese" vs. "cheese food product", etc.

*Full disclosure: one of the defendants in Nestle v. Chester's Market was the grocery store in my home town. Stan and Rose Chester were good friends with my dad, who worked for First National Grocery ("Finast"), a regional grocery chain.
 
I think it's more often the USDA.  A lot of recipes call for things like "coconut butter" or "soy butter" both of which are obviously margarine (or non-dairy spread") - they cannot be sold as "butter".  USDA does also classify what can be called "cheese": I believe it can only be made from an animal's milk and cannot contain coagulated vegetable oils.  I believe "cheese product" contains milk and oil, and "cheese food" contains no milk at all.  It's been a while since I've worked in the food industry, so I may have mixed up those last two.
 I remember Finast stores, there were a few of them around where I grew up.  One that we went to had a system where they put you name on the grocery bags and put them on a conveyor system (belts and wheels) and the customer would drive around the side (under a covered loading area) where they would help you load up your car. You didn't have to put the grocery bags back in the cart and roll it outside.


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Posted: Feb 14, 2018 - 1:29pm

 islander wrote:

Eventually, the brand becomes the thing, like klenex, or jacuzzi



 
Well, not exactly. You're talking about a registered trademark being legally deemed generic, and therefor unenforceable. See e.g.

Nestle Co., Inc. v. Chester's Market, Inc., 571 F. Supp. 763 (D. Conn. 1983)*

 I don't think the word "tea" was ever trademarked in any country. It could not have been registered in the US because words that are already generic/descriptive are denied registration.

What you're talking about is food labeling, which would probably fall under the jurisdiction of either USDA or FDA (like what can be labeled "organic"). Typically, the FDA or USDA probably would not have an issue unless a trade group representing producers of tea plant derived products raised a stink with the regulatory agency, like with "butter" vs. "oleo" or "margerine", "cheese" vs. "cheese food product", etc.

*Full disclosure: one of the defendants in Nestle v. Chester's Market was the grocery store in my home town. Stan and Rose Chester were good friends with my dad, who worked for First National Grocery ("Finast"), a regional grocery chain.
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Posted: Feb 14, 2018 - 9:33am

Or the verb like Googling, FaceBooking

islander wrote:

Eventually, the brand becomes the thing, like klenex, or jacuzzi



 


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Posted: Feb 14, 2018 - 9:02am

i'm the reigning kimchi eating champ at my house

mauling the competition since whenever


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Posted: Jan 16, 2018 - 9:52pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
A friend of mine is in China, where he's learned that when ordering pizza, if it sounds like they're saying "taco pizza," and you're thinking "hooray for tacos and pizza," you will soon be eating an octopus pizza.

 
Not unless tied down and force fed.{#Sick}
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Posted: Jan 16, 2018 - 9:24pm

A friend of mine is in China, where he's learned that when ordering pizza, if it sounds like they're saying "taco pizza," and you're thinking "hooray for tacos and pizza," you will soon be eating an octopus pizza.
Edit: "Tako" is Japanese for octopus.
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Posted: Jan 12, 2018 - 9:51am

 haresfur wrote:

I hate it when someone offers you tea and then gives you a choice of herb shit and no tea

 
Settle down, here have a nice cup of cucumber lime chai -


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Posted: Jan 12, 2018 - 9:47am

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Herb Shit & No Tea

 
Jazz band name.
Proclivities
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Posted: Jan 12, 2018 - 9:46am

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I hate it when someone offers you tea and then gives you a choice of herb shit and no tea

 
{#Lol}  Especially if it's a choice between chamomile and mint.
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Posted: Jan 12, 2018 - 9:22am

 islander wrote:

2 words

Number of words that most of earth has for “tea,” the other being “chai.” Talk to essentially any human and say those two words and they’ll catch your meaning. The universal nature of those two words is partially due to how they spread; land trade routes exported the word “chai” and sea trade exported the word “tea” and their derivatives.



 
So you are saying that 2 different factions in China couldn't agree on what to call the stuff
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Posted: Jan 12, 2018 - 9:09am

 islander wrote:

2 words

Number of words that most of earth has for “tea,” the other being “chai.” Talk to essentially any human and say those two words and they’ll catch your meaning. The universal nature of those two words is partially due to how they spread; land trade routes exported the word “chai” and sea trade exported the word “tea” and their derivatives.

 
Interesting...

From our local organic gardening radio show, we found out you can make tea from dried yaupon holly leaves. Apparently it's quite good, and contains caffeine - the only plant in North America with caffeine? Yaupon runs rampant here, it's more pest than anything. Next time I trim ours, I'll give it a try and report back.
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Posted: Jan 12, 2018 - 9:03am

 Proclivities wrote:

Also, to a lot of sticklers in the tea industry, especially outside of the US, unless it actually contains tea (camellia sinensis) it's considered an "infusion" or "herbal infusion".  Anything steeped in boiling water can apparently be called "tea" in The States.

 
I hate it when someone offers you tea and then gives you a choice of herb shit and no tea
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Posted: Jan 12, 2018 - 8:22am

 Proclivities wrote:

Also, to a lot of sticklers in the tea industry, especially outside of the US, unless it actually contains tea (camellia sinensis) it's considered an "infusion" or "herbal infusion".  Anything steeped in boiling water can apparently be called "tea" in The States.

 
Eventually, the brand becomes the thing, like klenex, or jacuzzi


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Posted: Jan 12, 2018 - 7:40am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

And yet, chai has morphed into this (delicious) concoction that's sometimes no tea at all.

 
Also, to a lot of sticklers in the tea industry, especially outside of the US, unless it actually contains tea (camellia sinensis) it's considered an "infusion" or "herbal infusion".  Anything steeped in boiling water can apparently be called "tea" in The States.
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Posted: Jan 12, 2018 - 7:20am

 islander wrote:

2 words

Number of words that most of earth has for “tea,” the other being “chai.” Talk to essentially any human and say those two words and they’ll catch your meaning. The universal nature of those two words is partially due to how they spread; land trade routes exported the word “chai” and sea trade exported the word “tea” and their derivatives.



 
And yet, chai has morphed into this (delicious) concoction that's sometimes no tea at all.
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