Insisting That Items Be Called By Their Brandless Names


https://i0.wp.com/scottdesignworks.com/portfolio_images/w_toro_blk.jpgYou may have been privy to a conversation involving someone who goes “Actually, it’s a tissue, not a Kleenex.” Well, usually I’m a stickler for such purist behavior when it comes to words, but let’s think a little, here. “Band-aid” isn’t too far removed from bandage, so I’m fine with either. But if you’re trying to tell me to call a Zamboni an ice resurfacer machine, Chapstick a lip balm, Bubble Wrap a piece of insulated cushioning, Sharpie a permanent marker, Frisbee a flying disc, Jell-O a gelatin dessert, or Velcro a hook-and-loop-fastener, then I’m afraid we can’t be friends anymore.

Let Insisting The Items Be Called By Their Brandless Names Die

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2 responses to “Insisting That Items Be Called By Their Brandless Names

  1. True, but outdated terms for them shouldn’t be used either. It is called copying, not Xeroxing, and referring to that Pepsi you are holding as a Coke is irritating.

  2. “So, what can I get you?” “A Coke, please.” “Is Pepsi okay?” “Sure. Can I pay with Monopoly money, too?”

    Just came to my mind.

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