Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Of Fromage, Condensed Milk, and Cows


Whoa, I thought, as I was watching a "Laughing Cow" commercial on the telly. Borden should sue someone for stealing Elsie. Whoa, indeed. Wrong! The laughing cow logo has been in use, pretty much in its current form, since 1924. Elsie was not invented until 1936, and the current form evolved at a much later date. Who's infringing?

Read the story of Gail Borden's invention here.

5 comments:

Lin said...

It's the earrings that makes it different from Elsie. ;)

I'm surprised they can get away with that, unless this is an offshoot of Borden's. You never know these days.

vanilla said...

Lin-- Did you notice that the earrings are little fromage packets?

(Sorry I couldn't comment on your blog this a.m. Seems my 'commentability' has been disabled?)

Secondary Roads said...

Cow a bunga. My grandparents used condensed milk before they had electricity. I did not like it at all, but it was always an adventure to visit them. Even if the kerosene lamp made my eyes smart. But times moo-ved on . . .

Grace said...

Yeah but Laughing Cow is originally a French company, so it's okay. And Elsie is ever much more pretty!

vanilla said...

Chuck-- I rather liked condensed milk, but I suppose I've always been a bit odd. ;-)
okay, moo-ving on:

Grace-- Too right, Elsie is the more comely cow.