Episode 787: What Marks the Spot?!

On the Overthinking It Podcast, we tackle “The X-ness of X,” wondering what it means now that Twitter is called that.

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Peter Fenzel and Matthew Wrather follow a treasure map to the meaning of “X,” a letter with a semiotic gravity all its own. As Pete describes it, it is the only letter which stretches from pornography to divinity, from X-Rated to Xmas.

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One Comment on “Episode 787: What Marks the Spot?!”

  1. phizzled Member #

    I’ve just gotten to the discussion of successful or good rebrands, and your mention of the Cleveland baseball team made me chuckle. The name chosen was great but the baseball team announced the name after being made aware of the local roller derby team, and went so far as to file a trademark registration outside the US to try to bully the derby team.
    Great naming, and could have been a great rebrand, but they managed to do so while trying to bully a smaller sports league, which taints their success in my mind.


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