Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose

Enjoy this oldie but still relevant PSA from the FDA. (Email readers may need to click through to see the video.)

Of course in Canada, we’d call them “Zed Rays” not “Zee Rays”. And these days, some want to call it “Non-Allopathic“, instead of quackery.


4 Responses to “Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose”

  1. Erik Davis says:

    Actually surprised by the “Zee Rays” pronunciation, considering Massey was born & raised in the GTA, went to UCC and Appleby, and fought for Canada in both world wars.

  2. DR says:

    I’m Québécois “pure-laine”, and I’ve never heard anyone say “Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose”. It’s always been: “Plus ça change, plus c’est pareil”.

  3. It’s too bad the government wouldn’t fund some ads like this today.


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