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    Genericised Trademarks (or Brandnomers)

    This is a more light-hearted thread, as its main subject is often the source of great amusement for me in particular.

    It's about the naming of certain items after the most common brand names of said items, with probably the best-
    known example being vacuum cleaners being referred to as Hoovers, despite the same basic devices being from several other manufacturers/brands.

    Another one that really makes me laugh is when sound systems installed in certain public places for both piped music and spoken public announcements are often referred to as 'Tannoy' systems, but surely speakers and associated gear from other manufacturers are also used in such installations.

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    Re: Genericised Trademarks (or Brandnomers)

    Hoover is the name of the neighbours dog
    Also a popular brand of sauce has a name called Shit the Bed crikey it’s hot

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    Re: Genericised Trademarks (or Brandnomers)

    Quote Originally Posted by Lolalee1 View Post
    Also a popular brand of sauce has a name called Shit the Bed crikey it’s hot
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    Re: Genericised Trademarks (or Brandnomers)

    Quote Originally Posted by Lolalee1 View Post
    Hoover is the name of the neighbours dog
    Also a popular brand of sauce has a name called Shit the Bed crikey it’s hot
    Never heard of that sauce, at least not here in Blighty.

    Though I'm more than happy to be proved otherwise.

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    Re: Genericised Trademarks (or Brandnomers)

    Transit van, Ford brand used to describe any make of medium sized van.

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    Re: Genericised Trademarks (or Brandnomers)

    Quote Originally Posted by spectrum123 View Post
    Transit van, Ford brand used to describe any make of medium sized van.
    Bit like box vans being referred to as Lutons.

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    Re: Genericised Trademarks (or Brandnomers)

    Just thought of another good one,

    Weetabix......................(OK)!!

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    Re: Genericised Trademarks (or Brandnomers)

    Sellotape, Post its, Blutac, Prit Stick?

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    Re: Genericised Trademarks (or Brandnomers)

    Quote Originally Posted by spectrum123 View Post
    Sellotape, Post its, Blutac, Prit Stick?
    Ahh yes!!

    Never thought of those!!

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    Re: Genericised Trademarks (or Brandnomers)

    what about lego that's made by lego

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