Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Sweet Home. Kentucky?

I just saw this spot for KFC where these young turks are hanging out on a stoop with their sidekick-esque things, and these older guys come by and they're all, "back in my day we didn't have hi-tech PDAs and MP3s ... but did we did have KFC! But we called it Kentucky Fried Chicken" -- and the turks offer the old dudes some chicken and everyone's happy and KFC slowly starts to reclaim its old name.

(Woo! When I was traveling through Eastern Europe, I met Colonel Sanders' great-grandson, Chris Sanders, in Prague)

(Woo! Woo! Why is "Colonel" pronounced "Kernel?")

ANYHOODLES -- so, brand relaunch for Kentucky Fried Chicken ... And then they cut to the graphics and the music bed is Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama" -- for KENTUCKY Fried Chicken?

They couldn't get "Blue Moon of Kentucky?"

2 comments:

dimlightslittlecity said...

colonel is pronounced kernel just because it's easier for our mouths to form the word like that. The process where a letter becomes an r is called rhotacization, and that's the case in colonel. People actually did say /k^lunl/ up until about a century ago.

mmmmm....KFC macaroni and cheese. *drool*

Anonymous said...

The wonderful movie, “Around the Bend” (2004), has more on the subject matter.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0384810/