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Old 06-13-2018, 03:22 PM
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Ever notice how certain products are almost 100% referenced by a name brand?

I have about 100 but here's a few to get us going. Add them as you think of them.
Jello - as opposed to gelatin desert
Q-Tip - as opposed to cotton swab
Band-Aid - as opposed to adhesive strip
Kleenex - as opposed to ?? I don't even know. Maybe facial tissue?
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FREON----- Refrigerant 12
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When I was a kid, the refrigerator was known as a Frigidaire (or “Frig”) no matter the manufacturer. Of course lots of folks called them an ice box too!
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Hmm, gonna have to think on this one.
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A whirlpool is any tub with jets
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Growing up, snowmobiling in Vermont was always called Skidooing, regardless of the brand of snowmobile. I guess SkiDoo must have been one of the first. I owned an Arctic Cat and still called in Skidooing. LOL.
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Coke = any cola to me.
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Xerox for photocopying
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Vise-grips

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A whirlpool is any tub with jets
I always called them Jacuzzi (another name brand).

A few more:
Chap Stick as opposed to lip balm
Motrin as opposed to Ibuprofin
Tylenol as opposed to Acetaminophen
Aleve as opposed to Naproxen
Scotch tape I don't even know what its generic name is
Windex as opposed to glass cleaner
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Channel locks
Crescent wrench
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...Scotch tape I don't even know what its generic name is
Sellotape
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crockpot...slow cooker

Cutex... nailpolish

Pampers... diapers

Ping Pong... table tennis

Stetson... cowboy hat

Vaseline...petroleum jelly

White out... correction fluid
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Channel locks
Channel locks is a name brand? I never knew that.

OK, just got back from making some brunch in the kitchen.
Saran Wrap
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Band-Aid.
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Tums - calcium carbonate
Listerine and Scope as opposed to antiseptic
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Hate to even mention them but RoundUp.
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Hate to even mention them but RoundUp.
Roundup does not work like it used to. At one time it was a great weed killer. Cleaned out some bamboo that had migrated in. Now, it actually seems more like it helps the weeds to grow instead of killing them.
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Ice cream.
When we go out for ice cream that covers a broad range of anything.
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Ice cream.
When we go out for ice cream that covers a broad range of anything.
And I still call the container 1/2 gallon even though it has only been 1 1/2 quarts for years now.
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