Jun 7, 2013

Chicken Noodle Soup

"Chicken with Noodles" soup was a variety introduced to the public by Campbell's in 1934. It is now considered a comfort food, but sales back did not pick up until the product's name was misread during an episode of the popular Amos 'n' Andy radio show.

Once listeners heard the words "chicken noodle soup," and consumer interest was captured. Folks began to ask Campbell's about the "new" soup. It quickly renamed the soup to match the blooper.

I make no bones about adding the following to the discussion about soup. To make no bones about a matter means to speak frankly and directly. A form of this expression was used since the 1400s, meaning to have no difficulty. The allusion is to the occurrence of bones in stews or soup. Soup without bones would offer no difficulty, so one would have no hesitation to swallow soup with no bones.

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