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"?
If I’m talking I’ll say like I’m writing a paper or something formal I’ll use as
I prefer to not use like in any scenario but I occasionally slip up
I "as" that concept 😹
“Like” is just a marketing ploy to give cadence to the slogan that the word “as” would not provide
“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.”
Like had a lot more to offer. Smoke it and you will like it.
Always like as ...
“Winston tastes good like a cigarette should”.
Yes, that was it."
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.
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.
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.
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.
That's so cynical Monty Python could have come up with it.
Just the facts.
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.
Mom and Sis are L&M, I used to be Kook but due to price hikes it's 305 now.
* Kool though kook is also true 😊
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?
I use "as", but every once in a while, a "like" sneaks through.