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thekingofclout
01-23-2011, 08:13 AM
that the brand name has taken the place of what they make?

For instance, at a family dinner, do you ask to "pass the gelatin" or "pass the Jello"?

Another brand that dominates the market would be Kleenex. I know I can't ever remember asking for a tissue.

Now those two products have the lion's share of the market but there are some products that don't enjoy that luxury and still, when a waitress ask me what I would like to drink, I always answer "a Diet Coke please." Now Coke and Pepsi have been neck and neck for quite awhile now, but you wouldn't know it at the casino I work in. We've had an exclusive with Pepsi for a decade now and the overwhelming majority of my customers ask for a Coke or a Diet Coke.

There are more products out there than you would think, that fit the bill. Let's here what you come up with...

barrysloate
01-23-2011, 09:30 AM
Vaseline, instead of petroleum jelly.

HRBAKER
01-23-2011, 09:42 AM
Xerox. Many people refer to making a copy of something as "xeroxing" it.

bigtrain
01-23-2011, 09:47 AM
Band-Aid

bigtrain
01-23-2011, 09:55 AM
Even generic plastic flying discs are called Frisbees.
To a lesser extent, how about Jacuzzi?

thekingofclout
01-23-2011, 10:57 AM
Xerox. Many people refer to making a copy of something as "xeroxing" it.

That's an oldie but a goody Jeff. I was waiting to see who would come up with it. Now I'm probably older then you Jeff but I would think that people that actually still use the term "Xerox" instead of copy gotta be at least sixty or so.

Here's one... Tabasco. I don't think that too many people ask for hot or pepper sauce.

Robextend
01-23-2011, 10:58 AM
Tylenol

Kawika
01-23-2011, 02:50 PM
Scotch tape

Robextend
01-24-2011, 12:25 PM
Wite-Out

thekingofclout
01-24-2011, 01:09 PM
Really terrific choices by all, so far. It starts to get harder now. So be creative and give it your best shot!

Now, when I'm looking for anything online, I simply "Google" it.

That would be this generation's "Xerox"

4815162342
01-24-2011, 03:13 PM
iPod

Anthony S.
01-24-2011, 03:32 PM
Q-tips

Kawika
01-24-2011, 04:26 PM
Monica Lewinsky

thekingofclout
01-28-2011, 03:01 AM
From the medicine chest comes a plethora of brand name products that fit the bill...

Preperation H - Ex-Lax - Neosporin - Visine - Bactine - Advil/Motrin (A slight edge to Advil) and two other staples that have already been mentioned in Q-Tips & Band Aids.

Kawika
01-28-2011, 03:49 AM
Kleenex, Chapstix
Post-its
Rollerblades
Thermos

novakjr
01-29-2011, 02:28 PM
Not actually a product, but along the same lines, I'd say Lou Gehrig's Disease.

jerrys
01-29-2011, 07:47 PM
Frigidaire

Leon
01-29-2011, 10:59 PM
Kotex :eek:.

Ease
01-30-2011, 08:20 AM
Ziploc bags, Skilsaw, Sawzall, Sheetrock

thekingofclout
01-30-2011, 08:26 AM
Nice, Leon. ;)

Another one from the medicine chest would be Alka-Seltzer.

From the kitchen comes Saran Wrap, Baggies, & Drain-O.