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Praetorianus December 3rd, 2017 1:07am

There once was a tobacco ad slogan that went "tastes good like a cigarette should." I've heard it would be better to use "as" instead of "like" here. In similar cases, do you prefer the colloquial "like" or "as"?

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Domino3 Abolish the ATF
12/03/17 2:48 am

If I’m talking I’ll say like I’m writing a paper or something formal I’ll use as

44YY Boston, MA
12/02/17 8:59 pm

I prefer to not use like in any scenario but I occasionally slip up

Praetorianus Fair enough.
12/02/17 10:16 pm

I "as" that concept 😹

shygal47 Florida east coast
12/02/17 7:04 pm

“Like” is just a marketing ploy to give cadence to the slogan that the word “as” would not provide

Liberty 4,032,064
12/02/17 6:45 pm

“As” is correct, and would sound better with a comma before it, but “like” works better without the comma since “as” could be ambiguous to people who don’t know English; as in “it tastes as good as a cigarette.”

rons screw politicians
12/02/17 6:28 pm

Like had a lot more to offer. Smoke it and you will like it.

sfcren Wyoming
12/02/17 6:15 pm

Always like as ...

Casper Deep inthe Heart ofTexas
12/02/17 6:12 pm

“Winston tastes good like a cigarette should”.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
12/02/17 6:13 pm

Yes, that was it."

Casper Deep inthe Heart ofTexas
12/02/17 6:17 pm

It’s interesting how valuable that brand was 50 years ago and now it is unknown.

Brands are of little value in this enlightened age.

Liberty 4,032,064
12/02/17 6:46 pm

Brands are more valuable than ever, but people’s preferences change over time. Not to mention that the popularity of cigarettes in general was waned.

Casper Deep inthe Heart ofTexas
12/02/17 6:49 pm

Perhaps but people are smarter today than they were before and brands aren’t keeping up. Yes, there are valuable brands but they are vulnerable and frequently dependent on deception.

Casper Deep inthe Heart ofTexas
12/02/17 6:53 pm

Did you see the Winston add promoting the benefits of smoking while pregnant? Low birth weights makes for easier deliveries.

That’s a brand that deserves to die.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
12/02/17 7:17 pm

That's so cynical Monty Python could have come up with it.

4boot LaTrineodeur, MN
12/02/17 7:40 pm

Back in the "old days", people were identified in part by their favorite brand of smokes. Dad was a Kool man. One uncle did Pall Malls, another Luckys. My friend was a Marlboro man and I smoked Camels...until I quit. Cigarette marketing was very, very effective.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
12/02/17 7:46 pm

Mom and Sis are L&M, I used to be Kook but due to price hikes it's 305 now.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
12/02/17 7:47 pm

* Kool though kook is also true 😊

Casper Deep inthe Heart ofTexas
12/02/17 7:57 pm

I started on Marlboro in 1966 on a merchant marine training vessel. They were 15 cents per pack. Smoked for 7 years, quit 9 years, smoked 3 years. Am now smoke free for 33 years. I’m glad I quit - both times.

It was great marketing coupled with an addictive product.

I remember people that smoked competing brands that I couldn’t stand to be around because of the odor. Tarltons?

Praetorianus Fair enough.
12/02/17 6:09 pm

I use "as", but every once in a while, a "like" sneaks through.