Monday, January 18, 2010
Extraneoüs üse of ümlaüts
A few days ago, near McPherson Square Metro. Extraneoüs üse of ümlaüts in poster for "Yogen Früz" (frozen yogurt establishment). Here, the umlaut mark (i.e., double-dot above a letter) evokes certain vowels in Germanic languages, perhaps along the lines of "Häagen-Dazs" ice cream?
(Little bit of trivia: "Häagen-Dazs" is an invented name that does not actually exist in any Germanic language).