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Old 08-12-2013, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by JerseyGirl415 View Post
Yes. I personally rarely hear anyone call a tissue a Kleenex, they're always tissues. I don't know it saying tissues is a NJ area thing, and Kleenex is another region, but I am aware people call them Kleenexes as if the brand is the only tissue. Funny stuff.
How about band-aids? Or xerox? White-Out? Styrofoam? Scotch Tape? Popsicle? Dumpster? Crock pot? ChapStick?

Then there are the lapsed trademarks that still fit this: Cellophane, Aspirin (in the allies during WWI), Dry Ice, Kerosene, Laundromat, Linoleum, Thermos, Videotape, and Zipper.
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