“You call it corn. We called it maize. We knew all about the goodness of maize—corn—before America was America.” With these words, a somber-voiced Native American woman reminds us who was here first—before Europeans came and took over the continent and spread diseases that wiped out much of the indigenous population.
So buy Mazola margarine, which “gets goodness from maize.” After all, she’s known about corn a lot longer than you have, and knows the right word for it too.
Mazola “We called it maize” commercial (1976)
- National Corn on the Cob Day (DaysOfTheYear.com)