[humor] Re: Esso/Exxon

Subject: [humor] Re: Esso/Exxon
From: Daniel John Brinegar <6545 -at- EF -dot- GC -dot- MARICOPA -dot- EDU>
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 1995 13:46:05 -0700

In Re: Exxon/ESSO/ETTcetera

> Subject : Re: [Humor] Translations
> Written : 02/27/95.11:32am

> On Mon, 27 Feb 1995, Marc Santacroce wrote:

> > Had to be 30-35 years ago.
> > =========
> > At 10:35 PM 2/25/95 -0500, SuePStewrt -at- AOL -dot- COM wrote:
> > >>>Question: Why did Esso change to Exxon?<<
> > >
> > >As I recall, the company was doing business in the U.S. under five or six
> > >names, with different names in different states. Exxon was the name chosen
> > >to unify the corporate image.

> Couldn't have been more than 25 years ago, because I remember the change
> and tomorrow is my 30th birthday. In fact it was probably more recent
> than that, because precocious as I was, I can't imagine Esso's name
> change making that big an impression on a 5-year-old.

> -Matt Hicks, Tech. Writer, Unidata

I believe it was around 72, or early 73.... I had a Mad Magazine poster
on my wall till I left for the Army in late 1980:

"NiXXon... but it's still the same old gas!"

(This is not intended as political commentary, merely anecdotal
reference to an historial event--djb)

[Wow, is my tiger tanked....]


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