Saturday, February 9, 2008

What's in a Name?

Ok, listen up, Nutirsystem! You really have to learn how to name things better. If you name something minestrone soup, it should have the taste and consistency of minestrone soup. Your hearty beef minestrone isn't even close! As a minestrone, I would have to give it a 6.5. The name conjures up expectations and one measures the quality based on those expectations.

As I ate the soup, I began thinking about this and instead of imagining I was eating a poor imitation minestrone, I thought about eating a Nutrisystem original recipe for shredded beef, bean, and macaroni soup. With the expectations of that name in my mind, I had no problem giving this a 7.5 and wouldn't argue against an 8.

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