"Fads Fun Sticks".
I've actually never tried these candies, though I'm sure they live up to their name. The "fun" part, that is...I can already see they live up to the "stick" part.
No, I've never eaten them...but I know exactly how they taste!
"What?" you cry? "Madness!" you exhort. "Are you some kind of knucklehead?" you suggest, somewhat boorishly.
No, I strongly refute at least two of those questions/statements.
Because Fads, when I was a kid, were known by a slightly different name.
"Why?" you enquire, near breathless with
Because "fag", in Australia used to be the slang term for "cigarette".
Here in Australia, up until the early 90's I believe, we were still selling our kids candy cigarettes, with a name which even primary school kids knew had homophobic connotations.
None of this really has anything to do with writing, I realise. I'll just have to live with that...