Rename something and then write a short blurb (around 100 words) on your blog announcing the new thing.

What’s easier to remember/spell: Volkswagen or The Bug? (Fun fact: I originally spelled Volkswagen wrong just writing that sentence so I think I proved my own point). The Bug is not only easier to remember, but it evokes the shape, friendliness, and humor of the car. Do you say the Physical Science Center or The Blender? It seems by simply having the nickname, The Blender, the building has entered into University of Oklahoma folklore (or at least given an affinity to an otherwise less-than-aesthetically pleasing establishment).

For this assignment, rename something. Really–anything. It could be a product, a company, yourself (look at you, Sean Combs!). As long as it’s something that you feel needs a new name. Once you’ve decided on your thing’s new name, write a short blurb (around 100 words) on your blog announcing the new thing.

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4 Responses Completed for this Challenge

  • Rename something (Cody Coyle, @codycoyle101)

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  • Challenge Bank: Copywriting #2 (Lara Olivia Olfers)

    Challenge A lot has changed at the University of Oklahoma since in December of 1890. OU has become a leader among public and private universities in all realms of education, sports, diversity, and more. We cherish the rich history our University has and we celebrate every moment that we can add a new tradition to our … [Read more…]

  • Swish (Peyton Sprague, @spraguepeyton)

    Have you ever struggled to remember somethings name and felt silly? Have you ever been trying to get your kids to clean and couldn’t think of the word for a certain cleaning instrument? Well, I have the solution for you! Instead of the boring old broom, just say the sound it makes! The ‘swish swish’… Read more »

  • The Flipper (Mackenzie Metzger)

    Are you sitting at home? Maybe staring at your TV, flipping through channels with your boring TV remote? Wanting to spice up your relaxation with a device that has a less intimidating name than remote? Look no further. All your problems are about to be solved with The Flipper. I want you to just try and be angry and say, “pass […]

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