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8th Feb '16 6:06:15 PM DavidDelony
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* Sriracha: Actually inverted. Many people assume sriracha is a brand name, but it's actually a kind of hot sauce named after the city of Sri Racha, Thailand. Huy Fong Foods' version is the best known with the rooster and the green top on the bottle.
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* Sriracha: Actually inverted. Many people assume sriracha is a brand name, but it's actually a kind of hot sauce named after the city of Sri Racha, Thailand. Huy Fong Foods' version is the best known with the rooster and the green top on the bottle. David Tran, the founder of Huy Fong Foods, never trademarked the term "sriracha."
8th Feb '16 5:58:56 PM DavidDelony
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* Sriracha: Actually inverted. Many people assume sriracha is a brand name, but it's actually a kind of hot sauce named after the city of Sri Racha, Taiwain. Huy Fong Foods' version is the best known with the rooster and the green top on the bottle.
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* Sriracha: Actually inverted. Many people assume sriracha is a brand name, but it's actually a kind of hot sauce named after the city of Sri Racha, Taiwain.Thailand. Huy Fong Foods' version is the best known with the rooster and the green top on the bottle.
8th Feb '16 5:57:07 PM DavidDelony
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* Sriracha: Actually inverted. Many people assume sriracha is a brand name, but it's actually a kind of hot sauce named after the city of Sri Racha, Taiwain. Huy Fong Foods' version is the best known with the rooster and the green top on the bottle.
7th Feb '16 8:22:40 PM nombretomado
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** This one has shifted around a lot. Back when the UsefulNotes/{{Atari 2600}} was the king of the hill, "Creator/{{Atari}}" was used as a generic term for video games. "Creator/{{Nintendo}}" replaced it during the UsefulNotes/{{NES}} era and persisted for the most part through the 16-bit era. After that, Nintendo started to decline and "UsefulNotes/PlayStation" gained some currency as a generic term. Since then, however, all of these generics seem to have largely fallen out of use, probably due to the relatively even footing of the current post-PlayStation2 era.
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** This one has shifted around a lot. Back when the UsefulNotes/{{Atari 2600}} was the king of the hill, "Creator/{{Atari}}" was used as a generic term for video games. "Creator/{{Nintendo}}" replaced it during the UsefulNotes/{{NES}} era and persisted for the most part through the 16-bit era. After that, Nintendo started to decline and "UsefulNotes/PlayStation" gained some currency as a generic term. Since then, however, all of these generics seem to have largely fallen out of use, probably due to the relatively even footing of the current post-PlayStation2 post-UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 era.
5th Feb '16 9:54:06 PM nombretomado
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* AFL (AustralianRulesFootball): Deriving from the dominant club league of the sport, the Australian Football League (AFL). People pretty much only ever either call it "AFL" or "Aussie Rules". In the U.S., it's pretty much "Aussie Rules", as "AFL" tends to mean "[[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball Arena League]]" (an indoor variant of American Football) and occasionally the old American Football League (which was the NFL's rival during the 60s before it merged with it, becoming the AFC)
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* AFL (AustralianRulesFootball): (UsefulNotes/AustralianRulesFootball): Deriving from the dominant club league of the sport, the Australian Football League (AFL). People pretty much only ever either call it "AFL" or "Aussie Rules". In the U.S., it's pretty much "Aussie Rules", as "AFL" tends to mean "[[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball Arena League]]" (an indoor variant of American Football) and occasionally the old American Football League (which was the NFL's rival during the 60s before it merged with it, becoming the AFC)

* Sherrin (AustralianRulesFootball ball), though this is a very rare term. Sherrin is still definitely the dominant AFL ball producer, though.
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* Sherrin (AustralianRulesFootball (UsefulNotes/AustralianRulesFootball ball), though this is a very rare term. Sherrin is still definitely the dominant AFL ball producer, though.
29th Jan '16 5:07:31 AM tropower
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I'm honestly not sure about this one. You might have to correct me.
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* Girl Scouts (girl guides); refers primarily to the Girls Scouts of the USA
27th Jan '16 5:35:11 PM MarkLungo
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* {{Dendy}} (Bootleg [[NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]] clones). In Chile, every NES clone is known as [[PlayStation Poly Station]] after the most popular [[ShoddyKnockoffProduct "brand"]], despite existing many other versions with names and likenesses based on whatever desktop console.
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* {{Dendy}} UsefulNotes/{{Dendy}} (Bootleg [[NintendoEntertainmentSystem [[UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]] clones). In Chile, every NES clone is known as [[PlayStation [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation Poly Station]] after the most popular [[ShoddyKnockoffProduct "brand"]], despite existing many other versions with names and likenesses based on whatever desktop console.

** Similarly, "Dendy" in Russia; it's the name of a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dendy_(console) NES clone]] from the early 1990s.
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** Similarly, "Dendy" "UsefulNotes/{{Dendy}}" in Russia; it's the name of a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dendy_(console) NES clone]] from the early 1990s.
18th Jan '16 9:07:58 AM RAMChYLD
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** In Malaysia and Singapore, it's ''Vitagen'' for simply being the first brand of fermented milk to appear in the country.
30th Dec '15 11:53:00 AM igordebraga
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* Cirque (contemporary circus): Zig-zagging in that this isn't an actual brand name, but is treated as such. Because Creator/CirqueDuSoleil popularized contemporary circus in North America, it has become common to refer to that genre as "cirque", which is actually the French word for "circus" ([=CDS=] originated in Montreal). [[Main/TheMockbuster Mockbuster]] troupes such as [[http://www.cirqueproductions.com Cirque Productions]] that have no reason to use the French word in their names except to confuse audiences sprung up. [=CDS=] got fed up and [[Main/DisneyOwnsThisTrope tried suing that particular company for using it]]; they lost, due to the word being common and thus unable to be trademarked.
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* Cirque (contemporary circus): Zig-zagging in that this isn't an actual brand name, but is treated as such. Because Creator/CirqueDuSoleil popularized contemporary circus in North America, it has become common to refer to that genre as "cirque", which is actually the French word for "circus" ([=CDS=] originated in Montreal). [[Main/TheMockbuster [[TheMockbuster Mockbuster]] troupes such as [[http://www.cirqueproductions.com Cirque Productions]] that have no reason to use the French word in their names except to confuse audiences sprung up. [=CDS=] got fed up and [[Main/DisneyOwnsThisTrope tried suing that particular company for using it]]; they lost, due to the word being common and thus unable to be trademarked.

* Cotonete (Cotton swab): in Brazil

* DrinkingTheKoolAid: Misattributed for years; Flavor-Aid was originally used.

* DrinkingTheKoolAid: Misattributed for years; Flavor-Aid was originally used.Havaianas (flip-flops) in Brazil.

* Kool-Aid (non-carbonated soft drinks): US and Canada. To the point that the cyanide-laced drinks in the Jonestown mass "suicide" is referred to as Kool-Aid (leading to the term "drinking the Kool-Aid") when the brand used was Flavor-Aid.
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* Kool-Aid (non-carbonated soft drinks): US and Canada. To the point that the cyanide-laced drinks in the Jonestown mass "suicide" is referred to as Kool-Aid (leading to the term "drinking the Kool-Aid") "DrinkingTheKoolAid") when the brand used was Flavor-Aid.

* Kool-Aid (non-carbonated soft drinks): US and Canada. To the point that the cyanide-laced drinks in the Jonestown mass "suicide" is referred to as Kool-Aid (leading to the term "drinking the Kool-Aid") when the brand used was Flavor-Aid.Merthiolate (the antiseptic thiomersal)

* Q-Tips (cotton swabs): in the US. In Finland, Topz.
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* Q-Tips (cotton swabs): in the US. In Finland, Topz. In Brazil, Cotonete.

* Q-Tips (cotton swabs): ** Super Bonder in the US. In Finland, Topz.Brazil. (all those with "Super" [[DubNameChange are how Loctite chose to name their glue there]])

* Victrola (phonograph): A trademark of the Victor Talking Machine Company (later absorbed into RCA Victor). Something of a generic term for a phonograph record player in the early 20th century, but this use faded over time, and now people just call them "turntables" or "record players". (That is, when they're not asking, "[[WhatAreRecords What Are Records?]]")
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* Victrola (phonograph): A trademark of the Victor Talking Machine Company (later absorbed into RCA Victor). Something of a generic term for a phonograph record player in the early 20th century, but this use faded over time, and now people just call them "turntables" or "record players". (That is, when they're not asking, "[[WhatAreRecords What Are Records?]]")Records?]]") Outside the English language, "Vitrola" is still understood as a record player.

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* Victrola (phonograph): A trademark of the Victor Talking Machine Company (later absorbed into RCA Victor). Something of a generic term for a phonograph record player in the early 20th century, but this use faded over time, and now people just call them "turntables" or "record players". (That is, when they're not asking, "[[WhatAreRecords What Are Records?]]")Yakult (fermented milk)
24th Dec '15 3:45:56 AM klausbaudelaire
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Music videos are sometimes refered to as "MT Vs" in some countries.
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* MTV: Used generically in certain countries to refer to any music video, regardless of whether it was shown on the channel or not.
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