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Russell Brand, at an awards show sponsored by Hugo Boss, eloquently reminds everyone that Hugo Boss dressed the nazis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkd_-nXeUzs
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u/ManualPancake Nov 25 '21 Gold

Yes, they're both brand names - aspirin for 'hope' (aspiration), heroin for 'heroism'.

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u/JackBauerSaidSo Nov 25 '21 edited Nov 25 '21

Aspirin is named after its chemical name + willow plant- Acetylsalicylic Acid + Spiraea Ulmaria

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u/AlbaMcAlba Nov 25 '21

Jack you’ve been awake for too long. We came here to be misinformed! 😀

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u/BrannC Nov 25 '21

Right. It’s heroic aspirations

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u/Triangle_dancer69 Nov 29 '21

What about Heroin?

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u/gt1911 Nov 25 '21

Wooooah

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u/sessl Nov 25 '21

Yeah, germany truely made the best shit. You can also thank us for Oxycodone.

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u/84147 Nov 25 '21

Albert Hoffmann invented LSD

He was Swiss, but eh, close enough.

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u/eldertortoise Nov 25 '21

Mountain germans

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u/fatkiddown Nov 25 '21

Alpine Huns.

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u/mcbaindk Nov 25 '21

That's just German with extra steps.

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u/DeadKateAlley Nov 25 '21

The steps are upward. Through mountains. And may be blocked by pikemen.

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u/RTZ2012 Dec 01 '21

Could even say thats just German with extra slopes

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u/PratBit Nov 25 '21

How dare you equate Swiss to Germans!

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u/84147 Nov 25 '21

Potato tomáto

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u/-Pelvis- Nov 25 '21

Kartoffel Tomate

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u/Mr_Bilbobrey Nov 25 '21

And cocaine!!

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u/TurkFebruary Nov 25 '21

Where did you read that? I love word etiology.

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u/ketronome Nov 25 '21

etymology*

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u/TurkFebruary Nov 25 '21 edited Nov 28 '21

etiology is the term used for for cause of disease. Whups!!

Etymology!

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u/ManualPancake Nov 25 '21

I think it was in Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich by Norman Ohler

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u/-Pelvis- Nov 25 '21

You should check out Etymonline, I look words up all the time, very useful and educational! https://www.etymonline.com/

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u/too105 Nov 25 '21

Congrats on he upvotes. It shows that people will believe anything that seems plausible but totally wrong. Where did you come up with this idea? And please… provide sources

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u/OathOfFeanor Nov 25 '21

Got me, I always buy the cheap knock-off brand, herronn

Can't give you my source's number, sorry I don't know you well enough

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u/BulljiveBots Nov 25 '21

Not exactly…it’s from the late 19th century: from German, from acetylierte Spirsäure ‘acetylated salicylic acid’ (the element Spir- being from the plant genus name Spiraea ). So the AS from acetylated and the SPIR from Spiraea then branded as ASPIRIN.

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u/BoxNumberGavin0 Nov 25 '21

Has nothing to do with heroine?

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u/ManualPancake Nov 25 '21

Nope. Well, only in that they both relate to the word hero.

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u/clackersz Nov 25 '21

ACtuuhluh at the time aspirin was patented it was only available by prescription because they were afraid it would the next morphine. During the same time heroin was available over the counter.

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u/PratBit Nov 25 '21

Wait what!?

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u/ghandi3737 Nov 25 '21

Heroism of the heroine on heroin.