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Do you know which storied purveyor of fried dough glazed with sugar is changing its name?
Get the article:
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Learn these vocabulary words:
superfluous—unnecessary, especially through being more than enough
sacrilege—misuse of what is regarded as sacred
pigeonholed—assign to a restrictive category or class
Discuss the following questions:
Where does the story take place?
What is the main topic, problem, or issue?
What is your reaction to this article?
Do you think that the second word in the brand’s name is superfluous?
Why is it sacrilege for New Englanders to say they don’t like “Dunks”?
Do you think it’s a good idea for established brands to change their names?
Why do you think this company decided to change its name?
Do you think the company is being pigeonholed as a donut place?
Do you think the name change will help Dunkin’ be more successful?