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    Brand Names with Gratuitous Umlauts

    And other needless diacritical marks.


    Brand Names with Gratuitous Umlauts

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    ZerøGrand technology from Cole Haan.

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    Jäunt clothing. USA brand.

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    Cära New York accessories. Umlaut appears only on labels. (Photographed at Nordstrom Rack, San Francisco.)

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    Hömage (Pasadena, CA). No justification for the umlaut other than garnish.

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    "Wintersalen"--with umlautted T--at Powell's Books, Portland.

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    Trū Chocolate. truchocolate.com/ "The only chocolate that loves you back." The macron appears only in the logo.

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    mē smooth hair removal system. From mē power. mepower.com/

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    LifeProof nüüd cases for i-things. www.lifeproof.com...

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    House Foods organic tofu. Only the organic line has the umlautted u. www.house-foods.c...

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    TRÜF creative agency, Santa Monica. ("A true fit for your brand.") trufcreative.com/

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    Brüeprint Brewing Company, Apex, NC. Happy-smiley umlaut. brueprint.com/

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    Fȳr liqueur, "handcrafted in Colorado." www.jldistilling.com

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    Snō gin (and Snō vodka), "handcrafted in Colorado." www.jldistilling....

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    Lumbürr, "a lifestyle brand of handcrafted products" based in Toronto, "infused with Canadiana and a hint of Swedishness."

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    Grindenstèin grinder with a gratuitous accent grave over the second E. www.dreamfarm.com

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    Supremÿa "the supreme anti-aging skin care." Sisley is a French brand, but ÿ isn't French; it's sometimes used to transcribe the Greek letter upsilon, but here I believe it represents B.S. This stuff costs $775 at Saks for a 1.7-oz. vial.

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    VÜ wireless charger from TYLT (see my "Y for an I" board). www.tylt.com/vu/

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    Blüm Oakland, a medical marijuana dispensary in California. blumoak.com

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    Clöudz travel pillows. www.cloudz.com

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    Gemologeë, a gem store in San Francisco's North Beach. Pronounced "gemology."

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    Skindinävia makeup finishing spray. Company is based in Boston. The umlaut is used inconsistently on packaging and the website.

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    Grönk Flakes cereal, named for umlautless New England Patriots player Rob Gronkowski.

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    Sanuk casual shoes. Based in Southern California, named for "sanuk," Thai word meaning "happy."

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    Pür Minerals makeup.

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    Quaker frütUp yogurt with fruit mousse. (I'm giving Müller -- "the European for yummy" -- a pass. It could be a surname. Probably isn't, but I'm feeling charitable.)

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