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Darwin-L Message Log 5:120 (January 1994)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<5:120>From RSOLIE@smith.smith.edu  Fri Jan 21 11:41:16 1994

Date: 21 Jan 1994 12:51:27 -0400 (EDT)
From: RSOLIE@smith.smith.edu
Subject: Re: Beethoven's 5th and the BBC
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu

To continue the "victory" symbolism, there has been at least one earlier
time when that chain of associations was used in a commercial for some
over-the-counter medication;  I remember writing about it back in the 70s.
What brand it was I don't remember, but it was to be construed as "victory
over the headache."  I used it as an example precisely because the set of
associations was so complex, yet somehow powerful.

Ruth Solie
rsolie@smith.smith.edu

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