, a lemon-lime soda
. This catchphrase
was featured in commercials
that made it seem as if "Sprite
" meant "spunk
" (no comment on the taste, I'm sure)
" or "spark
This slogan never parsed correctly on the first pass, because as a geek child I thought of Sprite (no article) as a soft drink and a sprite (with an article) as a block of pixels.
Now that I'm a grown-up geek and have seen GIFs of women doing interesting things with soda bottles, the slogan is still difficult to parse -- but at least now it has a certain offbeat appeal.