Odorants

Deodorants are well named. Their names evoke connotations that relate well to their purpose and sway you to buy them (or at least think favorably of them). I thought I would invert their names and see what happened.

We’ll start with an easy one:

Speed Stick

photo of speed stick deodorant

versus

photo of speed stick deodorant changed to slow stick


Right Guard

photo of right guard deodorant

Now, many people would think the opposite of Right Guard is Wrong Guard

photo of right guard deodorant changed to wrong guard

but it’s not. Nor is it left guard

photo of right guard deodorant changed to left guard

Rather, if you know your football Xs and Os, you know that the opposite of right guard

photo of right guard deodorant changed to lefttackle

is left tackle.

Old Spice

photo of old spice deodorant

Many people might also think the opposite of Old Spice is New Spice

photo of old spice deodorant changed to new spice

But that’s not opposite-y enough. What is really opposite is

photo of old spice deodorant changed to new bland

Ban

photo of ban deodorant

versus

photo of ban deodorant changed to allow

Degree

photo of degree deodorant

versus

photo of degree deodorant changed to radian

or was that not the meaning of “degree” they meant?
How about this?

photo of degree deodorant changed to unschooled

No? I give up, then.

Sure

photo of sure deodorant

versus

photo of sure deodorant changed to unsure

But that was too easy.
How about this?

photo of sure deodorant changed to hesitant

Arrid

photo of arrid deodorant

versus

photo of arrid deodorant changed to verdant

Although, now that I’m looking at it again, I think I should have made it as “Verrdant” instead of “Verdant”.

Any other good odorants out there?

Dead flies make a perfumer’s oil stink, so a little foolishness is weightier than wisdom and honor.

Ecclesiastes 10:1

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One Response to “Odorants”

  1. Ricky Anderson Says:

    Tom’s of Maine could be Rob’s of Florida

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