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4th Jan '17 11:56:58 AM Nautilus1
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* Valvoline (the oil company) as a generic word for "manual gearbox oil" in the 1990s. Mostly [[{{UsefulNotes/Romania}} Romania]]. Died out when the post-2000 generation of cars did no longer require gearbox oil replenishes. Rather ironically, most gear oils available were ''not'' even made by Valvoline.
1st Dec '16 12:37:17 AM flaktrooper
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* Pylox (Aerosol spray paint)
22nd Nov '16 3:08:44 PM StFan
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-> '''Carnie:''' Mary, Mother of God! I cut my hand on a rubber band! Do you sell Band-Aids?
-> '''Randal:''' "Band-Aid" is a brand name! The proper term is "adhesive strips".
-> '''Dante:''' The man is bleeding to death and you're getting into a semantics argument?
-> '''Randal:''' Man! Name-brand word association is one of the more subtle threats to this nation's free trade! It gives the larger, well-known companies an unfair advantage. I'm doing my part to keep the playing field level by weaning people off of referring to generic products with brand names!
-> '''Dante:''' Way to show some backbone.
-> '''Randal:''' No spine of Jell-O here, my friend.

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-> '''Carnie:''' ->'''Carnie:''' Mary, Mother of God! I cut my hand on a rubber band! Do you sell Band-Aids?
->
Band-Aids?\\
'''Randal:''' "Band-Aid" is a brand name! The proper term is "adhesive strips".
->
strips".\\
'''Dante:''' The man is bleeding to death and you're getting into a semantics argument?
->
argument?\\
'''Randal:''' Man! Name-brand word association is one of the more subtle threats to this nation's free trade! It gives the larger, well-known companies an unfair advantage. I'm doing my part to keep the playing field level by weaning people off of referring to generic products with brand names!
->
names!\\
'''Dante:''' Way to show some backbone.
->
backbone.\\
'''Randal:''' No spine of Jell-O here, my friend.



** This is why the charity supergroup and organization (known for their hit "Do They Know It's Christmas) had to change their name to LiveAid.

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** This is why the charity supergroup and organization (known for their hit "Do They Know It's Christmas) had to change their name to LiveAid.Music/LiveAid.
13th Nov '16 6:33:58 AM tropower
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* Dobro (resonator guitar, especially the single-inverted-cone variety)
29th Sep '16 5:35:07 PM klausbaudelaire
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* Softail: Rear suspension system on motorcycles and bicycles. Trademarked by Harley-Davidson, but is otherwise used to refer to similar cantilever rear suspensions on bikes regardless of make.
15th Sep '16 4:25:41 PM Nautilus1
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* Petromax: In Finland, a paraffine fueled pressure lantern. Also Tilley.

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* Petromax: In Finland, Finland and Romania, a paraffine fueled pressure lantern. Also Tilley.
24th Aug '16 7:41:30 PM Malady
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* 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 never remembered hearing of photocopying as anything other than 'Xerox'.

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* 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'.
24th Aug '16 7:35:37 PM Malady
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* Xerox (photocopying machines). In Mongolia, it's Canon.

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* 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 never remembered hearing of photocopying as anything other than 'Xerox'.
14th Aug '16 12:43:51 PM Gideoncrawle
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-> '''Randal:''' [[HypocriticalHumor No spine of Jell-O here, my friend.]]

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-> '''Randal:''' [[HypocriticalHumor No spine of Jell-O here, my friend.]]
3rd Aug '16 12:37:49 AM shadowmanwkp
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* Crescent wrench, easier to say than Adjustable Open End Wrench ( spanner). This troper has a crescent wrench made by and labelled Channellock, see above.

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* Crescent wrench, easier to say than Adjustable Open End Wrench ( spanner). This troper has a crescent wrench made by and labelled Channellock, see above.
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