08 September 2021

Interesting name for a cosmetics company


Makes me sleepy just looking at the display... (because...)

10 comments:

  1. Someone didn't do their homework!!

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  2. I had to Google the term to make sense of your comment. I was not familiar with versed, though after reading about it seems I have likely used it.

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    1. I'd never heard it used in the way that makes the quip work, only in the sense meaning "skilled" which is what I assume the cosmetic company meant.

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  3. Considering that the pharmaceutical Versed is a trade name (for Midazolam), I wonder why its manufacturer didn't challenge this. It would be easy to argue that Versed the acne cream is a "medicinal" preparation and someone might conceivably mistake it for the soporific. However searching for Versed as a trademark the only thing I found is a 2018 trademark held by Offspring Beauty Co for its cosmetics. Perhaps the drug company didn't register the name? I dunno. I'm no lawyer and American "intellectual property" law is screwy.

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  4. i had to look that up (or rather down, as it was lower down on the search results) to get what you meant. nice use for a quip, by you, of an obscure, to most, name.

    p.s. i was initially thinking of there being a connection or play on 'well versed', but that was not it at all.

    I-)

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  5. Sorry, after reading the comments about the meaning of the word versed, I re-versed my thinking that you were displaying early onset dementia signals.

    I give the benefit of the doubt to yourself and your commenters, even though a Google search of 'versed definition' gives no reference to sleeping.

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    1. Making a subtle reference wouldn't be half the fun if everybody got the reference, now would it?

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  6. Trigonometry!

    See the Versed sign?

    (I'll go away now.)

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    1. I had to look it up -

      https://www.dictionary.com/browse/versed-sine

      That's even more subtle/obscure than what I offered.

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  7. One never knows about pharma pronunciations (or beauty ones, either), but I imagine the wonderful relaxing aid to minor surgery is verCED and the skin stuff is VERSed like familiar with.
    I saw the reason for posting it right off.
    At least one of them works, don't know about the other.

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