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14th Mar '16 10:39:23 AM Sailorleo
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** Mountain Dew (lemon-lime soda pop that's green in color and may contains caffeine [does in the USA; does not in Canada]): Store brands tend to have both versions.

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** Mountain Dew (lemon-lime ("lemon-lime" [[note]]there is no lemon or lime in Mt. Dew :it's actually on orange juice.[[/note]] soda pop that's green in color and may contains caffeine [does in the USA; does not in Canada]): Store brands tend to have both versions.
7th Mar '16 4:36:17 AM Viethra
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[[OlderThanTheyThink Believe it or not]], this trope is OlderThanRadio. Known as a "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genericized_trademark genericized trademark]]" on [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]]. If recognized by governments, this can fall into GoneHorriblyRight, as the term becomes so popular that it can often no longer be trademarked after falling into a language's lexicon. It's generally called the "Kleenex Effect" in (nicely [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synecdoche self-demonstrating]]) marketing jargon. See also IAmNotShazam.

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[[OlderThanTheyThink Believe it or not]], this trope is OlderThanRadio. Known as a "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genericized_trademark genericized trademark]]" on [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]]. If recognized by governments, this can fall into GoneHorriblyRight, as the term becomes so popular that it can often no longer be trademarked after falling into a language's lexicon. It's generally called the "Kleenex Effect" in (nicely ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autological_word nicely]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synecdoche self-demonstrating]]) marketing jargon. See also IAmNotShazam.
7th Mar '16 4:19:41 AM Viethra
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[[OlderThanTheyThink Believe it or not]], this trope is OlderThanRadio. Known as a "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genericized_trademark genericized trademark]]" on [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]]. If recognized by governments, this can fall into GoneHorriblyRight, as the term becomes so popular that it can often no longer be trademarked after falling into a language's lexicon. It's generally called the "Kleenex Effect" in (nicely self-demonstrating) marketing jargon. See also IAmNotShazam.

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[[OlderThanTheyThink Believe it or not]], this trope is OlderThanRadio. Known as a "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genericized_trademark genericized trademark]]" on [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]]. If recognized by governments, this can fall into GoneHorriblyRight, as the term becomes so popular that it can often no longer be trademarked after falling into a language's lexicon. It's generally called the "Kleenex Effect" in (nicely self-demonstrating) [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synecdoche self-demonstrating]]) marketing jargon. See also IAmNotShazam.
18th Feb '16 4:39:27 AM tropower
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* [=TelePrompTer=] (video device for giving actors, actresses, tv hosts, etc. their cues; nowadays simply written as "teleprompter")
12th Feb '16 11:25:07 AM MarkLungo
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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?]]") 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 [[Creator/RCARecords RCA Victor).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?]]") "WhatAreRecords") Outside the English language, "Vitrola" "Victrola" is still understood as a record player.
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.
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