Companies that may want to change their name, # 2

Yesterday and coincidentally while having lunch with a hitchhiker from France, I came across Vichy Water.

I wonder if drinking this will turn me into a Nazi collaborator?

About Andreas Moser

Travelling the world and writing about it. I have degrees in law and philosophy, but I'd much rather be a writer, a spy or a hobo.
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3 Responses to Companies that may want to change their name, # 2

  1. Something tells me that pre-dates World War 2. I think I’ve heard it mentioned in stuff from the 30s. Either movies, or that higher form of human achievement – the Three Stooges! :D

  2. Surely, no more than drinking Fanta or using Bayer or…it’s a tough call. I saw Sarah’s Key on Netflix and there’s this discussion early on where this young woman starts to boast the typical 21st century response of “I would have never” and the protagonist cuts her off–not because we don’t all wish we would never abandon our humanity for the sake of survival–but rather to take a don’t-throw-stones-in-glass-houses approach: we really don’t know. It is comforting and arguably “right” to say we would not (as much as self-affirmations or rehearsing fire/earthquake/etc. drills are right in the sense that we hope they will influence reality), and is necessary that society should move on in order to heal (not to imply or condone a lack of consequence because 1956 was way too frickin’ soon for ter Meer to be making a career recovery like that) but the process of healing is a long one, passed on to generations who are foreigners to the original experience. It is like handing an ice sculpture to a child and asking them to finish the masterpiece without messing the whole thing up. Still, all that said, I can’t bring myself to drink Fanta.

  3. Marie says:

    If drinking Vichy water makes you a nazy… What are you then when peeing vichy water ? :D

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