Reply from Quaker Oats

Timothy Perper/Martha Cornog (
Sat, 21 Jun 1997 19:49:01 -0500

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Date: Sat, 21 Jun 1997 19:49:01 -0500
From: (Timothy Perper/Martha Cornog)
Subject: Reply from Quaker Oats

I received the following from Mark Dollins of Quaker Oats.

>I confirmed with our cereals management team here in Chicago and at our U.K.
>headquarters in Southall that The Quaker Oats Company has never had a
>question-and-answer promotion -- the likes of which you described -- on a
>cereal box of corn flakes. This is true for Belgium, the U.S. and everywhere
>in between.
>Given this fact, I can only infer from the internet posting you forwarded to
>me that the author did not mean the brand name Quaker - the registered
>trademark of The Quaker Oats Company - when the reference to "Quaker" was
>We appreciate you checking with us on this rumor.
>Mark Dollins
>Director - Corporate Communications
>The Quaker Oats Company

Thanks, Mark! Such are the joys and pleasures of memetics research...


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