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Entry from October 27, 2007
“Dr. Pepper - Good for Life”

Dr Pepper (now without the period for “Dr.") is a soft drink that began in Waco, Texas in 1885. “Good for life!” is one of Dr Pepper’s longest-used slogans, from 1923 until the 1950s.


Dr. Pepper
Charles C. Alderton worked as a pharmacist for W. B. Morrison in Morrison’s Old Corner Drug Store in Waco, Texas.  In 1885, he invented a new drink formula which became very popular with Morrison’s customers.  Morrison bought the formula from the young man and named it “Dr. Pepper”, possibly after Dr. Charles Pepper, a former employer of Morrison’s in Virginia.  Morrison then sold the formula to Robert S. Lazenby.
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Dr. Pepper has had several distinctive changes in trademarks.  Around 1905, the term “Phos-Ferrates” was dropped in favor of a Dr. Pepper logo with a tail sweeping back from the final “r” enclosing the words, “King of Beverages”.  The company changed the lettering style in 1913 and included the words, “Liquid Sunshine”.  Following the 1923 reorganization, Dr. Pepper bottles were standardized for the first time and replaced the old slogans with “Good for Life” in the tail. 

Urban Dictionary
Dr Pepper
Dr Pepper, also known as DP. Created and sold in 1885 Waco Texas, one year before Coca-Cola existed, anyone who says it tastes like cherry coke is an idiot. If they are similar in taste, its cherry coke that resembles Dr Pepper not the other way around.
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The ingredients in the unique beverage are classified but the company is clear it is composed of a variety of fruit flavors, prunes not being one of them.

Dr Pepper Slogans:
1889 to 1914 : “King of Beverages”
1923 to 1950 : “Good for Life”
1926 to 1930’s : “Drink a Bite to Eat at 10-2-4 O’Clock”
1950’s : “The Friendly Pepper-Upper”
1960’s : “The most misunderstood soft drink.” “So Misunderstood”
1970’s : “The most original soft drink ever.”
1977 : “Be a pepper”, “I’m a Pepper, You’re a Pepper, Wouldn’t You Like to Be a Pepper, Too?”
1980 : “Hold out for the out of the ordinary.”
1980’s: Just what the Dr. ordered!
1994 : “You’re a part of me. I’m a part of you.”
1997 : “Now’s the Time. This is the Place”, “Dr Pepper this is the Taste.”
2001 : “Makes the World Taste Better.” “Dr Pepper you make the world taste better.”
2002 : “Be You.”

--- J. Razimus Hughston
by J. Razimus Hughston California Jan 23, 2006

Wikipedia: Dr Pepper
Dr Pepper is a carbonated soft drink marketed in North America by Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages (CSAB), a unit of Cadbury Schweppes. The headquarters of CSAB are situated in Plano, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, Texas. There is also a no-sugar version, Diet Dr Pepper, as well as many other flavors.
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Dr Pepper slogans
1889–1914: “King of Beverages.”
1920s–1930s: “Drink a Bite to Eat at 10, 2, and 4 o’clock.”
1940s: “Good For Life.”
1950s: “The Friendly Pepper Upper.”
1960s: “America’s Most Misunderstood Soft Drink.”
1970s: “The Most Original Soft Drink Ever.”
1977–1985: “Be a Pepper.”, “Wouldn’t you like to Be a Pepper too?”
1986–1997: “Hold Out For the Out of the Ordinary.”
c. 1997: “It’s Dr Pepper Flavour, Silly!” Australia
1997: “Now’s the Time. This is the Place. Dr Pepper Is The Taste.”
2000: “Dr Pepper, It Makes the World Taste Better.”
2000–Present: “Just What The Dr Ordered.”
c. 2001 “Dr Pepper, so misunderstood”
2002–2004: “Be You.”
2002–Present: “Solves All Your Problems.” (used in Europe)
2003 “Dr Pepper, to try it, is to love it” (used in the UK)
2004–Present “Dr Pepper, what’s the worst that could happen?” (used in the UK)
2005–Present: “One Taste & You Get It.”
2006: “Can You Handle The Taste?"[3] (seen in Denmark, Finland, Netherlands and Poland)
2006: “Authentic blend of 23 flavors.” USA, Canada
2006: “Dr Pepper,makes the world go round.”
2006: “Dr Pepper, nothing better.” USA
2006: “The Dr knows the right touch.” (used in Europe)
2006: “There’s more to it.” USA
c. 2006: “Get Berried in Cream” USA
2007: “I Want It All.” USA
(2007) : ¨El Dr muy bueno¨ Latin america

(Trademark)
Word Mark DR. PEPPER GOOD FOR LIFE
Goods and Services (EXPIRED) IC 032. US 045. G & S: NONALCOHOLIC, MALTLESS BEVERAGE SOLD AS A SOFT DRINK. FIRST USE: 19230821. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19230821
Mark Drawing Code (3) DESIGN PLUS WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS
Serial Number 71185917
Filing Date September 19, 1923
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Registration Number 0197401
Registration Date April 14, 1925
Owner (LAST LISTED OWNER) THE CIRCLE A COMPANY CORPORATION COLORADO DENVER COLORADO
Prior Registrations 0050668
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD

(Trademark)
Word Mark DR. PEPPER GOOD FOR LIFE!
Goods and Services IC 032. US 045. G & S: NONALCOHOLIC, MALTLESS BEVERAGES SOLD AS SOFT DRINKS, AND SYRUPS FOR MAKING THE SAME. FIRST USE: 19340101. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19340101. USED IN ANOTHER FORM THE WORDS “DR. PEPPER” CONSTITUTING A PART OF THE MARK HEREIN PRESENTED HAVE BEEN IN ACTUAL USE AS A TRADE-MARK BY THE APPLICANT AND APPLICANT’S PREDECESSORS SINCE 1890.
Mark Drawing Code (3) DESIGN PLUS WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS
Design Search Code 25.03.02 - Backgrounds covered with other squares or rectangles
26.11.02 - Plain single line rectangles; Rectangles (single line)
Serial Number 71485631
Filing Date July 10, 1945
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Registration Number 0422562
Registration Date July 30, 1946
Owner (REGISTRANT) DR. PEPPER COMPANY CORPORATION COLORADO NO. 429 SECOND AVENUE DALLAS TEXAS
(LAST LISTED OWNER) Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc. CORPORATION DELAWARE 5301 Legacy Drive Plano TEXAS 75024
Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED
Attorney of Record Daniel Chung, Esq.
Prior Registrations 0050668;0197401;0312774
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Affidavit Text SECTION 8(10-YR) 20061120.
Renewal 3RD RENEWAL 20061120
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (3) Comments • Saturday, October 27, 2007 • Permalink


I have an older Drink Dr. Pepper Good For Life thermostat, with a clock at top (10,2,4), thermostats at the middle, and another Dr. Pepper Good For Life! at the bottom.

Any idea what year this was from.

Thank you,

Terrence K Johnson
907 230-7505

Posted by Terrence K Johnson  on  10/18  at  08:17 PM

Brilliant performance! Dr Pepper, also known as DP. Created and sold in 1885 Waco Texas, one year before Coca-Cola existed, anyone who says it tastes like cherry coke is an idiot. Thanks!

Posted by Wards worth  on  03/03  at  11:27 AM

Hello from Portugal.I’m very sorry to trouble you with my imprudence and my Rnglish!!!I’m an old collector of advertising pocket knifes.Last Year a friend offer me from a certam inEurope or USA!!!
a Dr.Pepper pocket knife.Unfortunaly i have lost it.In Portugal is complete impoosible to get one.Can You get me a new pocket knife ? I would be very,very greatefuly.

Best regards from Portugal have a nice week- Antonio
Note.If i can be useful for You here in Portugal please ask me

Posted by Antonio Pais  on  04/18  at  11:17 AM

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