1) 10 percent of the nouns an average 18-month-old US child knows are brand namesActually, that's not funny at all, just frightening. Here's a shopping quote from Sex in the City that does make me laugh because it sums up the characters so well for me: (note, the website above even has its own shop - is there no end?!
2) one in every four UK babies speaks a brand name as their first word.
Carrie: Honey, if it hurts so much, why are we going shopping?
Samantha: I have a broken toe, not a broken spirit.
And my writing prompt for today is ... the Christmas I didn't shop at all.