Wrong for Twenty-Something Years

The other day I was reading a bridal magazine (researching an article, really!) and I saw a bit about Denby china. I was shocked, because although I’ve been hearing and using the word Denby since I was a very little girl, usually in combined with the words don’t break or be careful, I never knew that Denby was a brand name! For twenty-something years I’ve thought it was a pattern, like paisley.

This is almost as bad as when when I found out that Calais doesn’t rhyme with place.

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0 Responses to Wrong for Twenty-Something Years

  1. bethie says:

    I always thought denby was a kind of kind of material, like, “want to use the plastic mugs, the bone china mugs, or the denby mugs?”

  2. Meg says:

    Yeah, that’s EXACTLY why I thought it was a pattern! “Should we use the blue willow plates or Denby plates?”

  3. Meg says:

    Also because Mom and Dad never call things by their brand name.

  4. G says:

    Wait, how DO you pronounce “Calais?” I’m thinking it’s cuh-LYE…

    Also, I like the new look of your site! 🙂

  5. Meg says:

    A guy on NPR said “Cah-Lay” so that’s how I’ve been saying it since then.

    Thank you! Glad you like the new look!

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