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16th Nov '17 1:35:58 PM nanakiro
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* Mobage ({{Mobile Phone Game}}s): In Japan, but catching on with the rest of the world; used to refer to a network hosting and distributing mobile games, but became more associated with the games on the service itself.

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* Mobage ({{Mobile (network hosting and distributing {{Mobile Phone Game}}s): In Japan, but catching on with the rest of the world; used to refer to a network hosting and distributing mobile games, but became more associated with the games on the service itself.than the service itself due to the popularity of the genre in Japan.



* Muzak (a music distribution system): Most often used to refer to the offensively inoffensive wishes-it-was-jazz music played over these systems rather than the system itself. (That genre of music is usually called "smooth jazz".)

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* Muzak (a music distribution system): Most often used to refer to TheElevatorFromIpanema-styled covers of popular songs and the offensively inoffensive wishes-it-was-jazz music played over these systems rather than the system itself. (That (The latter genre of music is usually called "smooth jazz".)jazz", while the former is generally done in bossa nova.)
16th Nov '17 10:58:57 AM nanakiro
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** Similarly, Ovaltine in the U.S., though not as much these days.

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** Similarly, Ovaltine in the U.S., though not as much these days.days (The modern equivalent would be Nesquik).
16th Nov '17 10:48:48 AM nanakiro
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* Mobage ({{Mobile Phone Game}}s): In Japan, but catching on with the rest of the world; used to refer to a network hosting and distributing mobile games, but became more associated with the games on the service itself.
8th Nov '17 9:25:52 AM arimothereindeer
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* VideoGame/{{Tamagotchi}} for [[VirtualPet virtual pets.]]
6th Oct '17 4:52:54 AM shadowmanwkp
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* Spa (bottled water) In the Netherlands and Belgium. It also has specific colors to refer to the specific types of water: Spa blue (still), Spa red (sparkling), Spa green (slightly sparkling).
27th Aug '17 7:54:27 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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** Alternatively, Smarties (in Canada). Likewise the UK.

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** Alternatively, Smarties (in Canada). Likewise in Canada and the UK.U.K., which is not to be confused with the tablet candy known as Smarties in the U.S. and Rockets in Canada.
27th Aug '17 2:38:45 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* [=CliffsNotes=] (student study guides): If someone is mentioning a study guide for a novel, they'll say "[=CliffsNotes=]" or erroneously "Cliff Notes".
** Or [=SparkNotes=]
** Or Monarch Notes

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* [=CliffsNotes=] (student study guides): If someone is mentioning a study guide for a novel, they'll say "[=CliffsNotes=]" or erroneously "Cliff Notes".
** Or [=SparkNotes=]
** Or
Notes". Equivalents include [=SparkNotes=] and Monarch NotesNotes. Quick summaries of events, situations and such are sometimes referred to as "cliff notes" or introduced as "the [=CliffsNotes=] version".
27th Aug '17 2:28:40 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* Bell System (telephone company, often referred to as "Ma Bell")

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* Bell System (telephone company, often referred to as "Ma Bell")Bell"); to be fair, it was the ''only'' telephone company in most of the U.S. and Canada for over a century until it was forcibly broken up in 1984.
7th Aug '17 9:38:36 AM tropower
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** Goofy Golf is also used occasionally
** A less often used name is Pee-wee golf, which more often refers to full-fledged (i.e., non-minature) golf played by younger players[[note]]In the sense of "pee-wee football", or "pee-wee hockey", etc.[[/note]]
7th Jul '17 3:34:25 PM DavidDelony
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* Fender was a generic name for any electric bass guitar for a time in the '50s and '60s. The company made its name with its Precision bass before introducing its iconic electric guitars like the Stratocaster.
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