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13th Apr '18 1:45:54 PM merotoker
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* [=CD=] or Compact Disc is technically a trademark of Koninklijke Philips N.V., but it came to refer to any digital optical data disc when the medium reached its peak in the mid-90s. (Its two sucessors, DVD and Blu-Ray, are not trademarked per se, but its logomarks are held by consortiums - both of which include Philips.)

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* [=CD=] or Compact Disc is technically a trademark of Koninklijke Philips N.V., but it came to refer to any digital optical data disc when the medium reached its peak in the mid-90s. (Its two sucessors, successors, DVD and Blu-Ray, are not trademarked per se, but its logomarks are held by consortiums - both of which include Philips.)



** Lampshaded/parodied in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'':
--->'''Spongebob:''' Hey, look what I've got! Small plastic disc that you throw!

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** Lampshaded/parodied in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'':
--->'''Spongebob:'''
''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'':
--->'''[=SpongeBob=]:'''
Hey, look what I've got! Small plastic disc that you throw!



--->'''Spongebob:''' I know! Small plastic disc... [[RecycledInSPACE that you TOSS!]]

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--->'''Spongebob:''' --->'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' I know! Small plastic disc... [[RecycledInSPACE that you TOSS!]]



** This actually caused the character Mrs. Frisby to have her name changed to Mrs. ''Brisby'' in ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH''.

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** This actually caused the character Mrs. Frisby to have her name changed to Mrs. ''Brisby'' in ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH''.''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNimh''.



* Print Club (photo booth first made for Japan by Creator/{{Atlus}} and Creator/{{Sega}}, according to Wiki/TheOtherWiki, known as "Purikura" for short)

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* Print Club (photo booth first made for Japan by Creator/{{Atlus}} and Creator/{{Sega}}, according to Wiki/TheOtherWiki, [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]], known as "Purikura" for short)



** 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]]

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** A less often used name is Pee-wee golf, which more often refers to full-fledged (i.e., non-minature) non-miniature) golf played by younger players[[note]]In the sense of "pee-wee football", or "pee-wee hockey", etc.[[/note]]



* {{Transformers}} (toys that transform between robots and vehicles or other things). Also used for other goods that can change between a number of distinct forms.

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* {{Transformers}} Franchise/{{Transformers}} (toys that transform between robots and vehicles or other things). Also used for other goods that can change between a number of distinct forms.



* UFC for mixed martial arts or Ultimate Fighters for mixed martial artists, distressingly but not too surprisingly, considering the Wrestling/WorldWrestlingFederation almost did the same with professional wrestling and UFC basically followed that model, with hindsight on their side built a better model.

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* UFC UsefulNotes/{{U|ltimateFightingChampionship}}FC for mixed martial arts UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts or Ultimate Fighters for mixed martial artists, distressingly but not too surprisingly, considering the Wrestling/WorldWrestlingFederation [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} World Wrestling Federation]] almost did the same with professional wrestling UsefulNotes/ProfessionalWrestling and UFC basically followed that model, with hindsight on their side built a better model.
13th Mar '18 11:11:27 AM igordebraga
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** (Adhesive Tape): in Brazil

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** (Adhesive Tape): in BrazilBrazil and Australia



** In Brazil, it's Miojo (the brand sold there by Nissin - the company who invented instant noodles).

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** In Brazil, it's Miojo (the brand sold there by Nissin - the company who invented instant noodles). And Maggi as the food additive is downplayed - the tablets are known as "Caldo Maggi" (Maggi brew).



* Spinning (group exercise class using stationary bikes): in the UK

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* Spinning (group exercise class using stationary bikes): in the UKUK and Brazil
21st Feb '18 4:13:51 AM Q4
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* Boxercise (boxing-based group exercise class)
21st Feb '18 4:05:19 AM Q4
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* In the UK, the term Sat Nav is often used for GPS systems.
20th Feb '18 12:56:46 AM Q4
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* Stannah (domestic stairlift): In the UK. In the public imagination, all stairlifts are Stannahs, to the point where a 1990s advertising campaign for rival brand Churchill's, featuring the actress Thora Hird, is pretty much universally (mis)remembered as being for Stannah.
20th Feb '18 12:33:21 AM Q4
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* Spinning (group exercise class using stationary bikes): in the UK
19th Feb '18 9:55:11 PM wolftickets1969
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* Super Trouper (stage spotlight, made famous by Music/{{ABBA}}'s hit song of the same name)
18th Feb '18 2:27:55 AM Q4
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* Polyfilla (wall and ceiling filler paste): In the UK and Australia
18th Feb '18 2:02:03 AM Q4
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* "Fun size" chocolate bars. A registered trademark of Mars, but well on its way to becoming genericized. For now, non-Mars products use equivalents such as "treat size" on their packaging, but it's surely only a matter of time.
8th Feb '18 2:29:53 AM __Vano
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* {{Transformers}} (toys that transform between robots and vehicles or other things)

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* {{Transformers}} (toys that transform between robots and vehicles or other things)things). Also used for other goods that can change between a number of distinct forms.



* Winchester (hard disk drive). Originally IBM 3030, whose designation number is the same as the famous Winchester 30-30 rifle.

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* Winchester (hard disk drive). Originally The model that pioneered the type, IBM 3030, whose designation number is 3040, had a working name "30-30" (2 blocks of 30 MB each), the same as the famous [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winchester_Model_1894 Winchester 30-30 rifle.rifle]].



* Xerox (photocopying machines). In Mongolia, it's Canon. It has advanced to the point [[http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2011/03/identifying_photocopy_machine.html that]] a man has said on record to have never remembered hearing of the act of photocopying as anything other than to 'Xerox'.

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* Xerox (photocopying machines). In Mongolia, it's Canon. It has advanced to the point that [[http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2011/03/identifying_photocopy_machine.html that]] a man has said on record record]] to have never remembered hearing of the act of photocopying as anything other than to 'Xerox'.'to xerox'.
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