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15Febreze

When you think of a parallel universe crashing into ours and changing things, you’d probably think it would make for some really interesting differences. Maybe we magically learned how to cure cancer or decided the world should be at peace. But no, one of the most annoying differences that people

have noticed is the spelling of the name of a fabric freshener.

The item, known as Febreze, was released in 1998 and became an immediate hit for Procter and Gamble. The only thing is people don’t remember ever buying “Febreze,” only Febreeze, with two e’s. Seems to make sense, right? The name is pronounced with a hard-E sound and spelling it as the phonetic marriage between fabric and breeze seems to make sense. (Some people even remember it being spelt Fabreeze for that reason, too). Febreze just doesn’t make sense, does it? And if you remembered it the other way, you’re not alone. There are dozens of posts with hundreds of comments on reddit that remember it the same way you do.

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