Friday, January 05, 2007

The Name Game

I played an old game, today. I just asked myself to spit out 26 top-of-the-mind brand names that strike me when I think of the 26 English alphabets. I was kinda surprised with the results. Take a look at it.

Adidas
Blackberry
Canon
Dell
Elle
Fcuk
Gatorade
HP
Iridium
Johnnie Walker
Kodak
Lenovo
Mcdonald's
Nike
Oracle
Pepsi
Qibla Cola
Reebok
Sun Microsystems
Tiffany's
Unisys
Vaseline
Wella
Xerox
Yahoo
Zune

There are some glaring omissions in this list. There's no Google - may be I didn't see it as a brand? There's no IBM either - Iridium over IBM, how could I? I spent more than 30 seconds on W and could just come up with Wella - did my mind see Wii as a sub-brand? No Apple - I use a PC! I chose Vaseline over Virgin - is that because Virgin is a small fry in India? And Canon over Coca-Cola - not a Cola person. But what about Pepsi then - why did I opt for it? Why did my mind pick Nike, Adidas & Reebok? Why did I choose of all the brands - Qibla Cola, Unisys & Elle? How did Zune, Lenovo, Fcuk & Blackberry get into my head so soon? Interesting questions. I am still searching for the answers...If I were you, I'll try out the same exercise and study my mind map. What sez you?

1 comment:

Tate Linden said...

Had fun trying it over at Thingnamer... a few others are joining in as well.

Nice way to start the week!