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21st Apr '18 10:28:26 PM nombretomado
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* Intel's latest campaign is particularly {{egregious}}: Intel ''employees'' are talking about "Intel [X]" products.

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* Intel's latest campaign is particularly {{egregious}}: JustForFun/{{egregious}}: Intel ''employees'' are talking about "Intel [X]" products.
13th Mar '18 10:33:18 AM igordebraga
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** In Brazil? ''Durex''.

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** In Brazil? ''Durex''.''Durex'' (which by being 3M's brand, is still Scotch tape in a way).
10th Mar '18 12:32:53 PM nombretomado
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* "The SuperBowl is a registered trademark of the National Football League. Any rebroadcast, retransmission, or other use of this term without the express written consent of the NFL is prohibited." Which is why advertisers who want to hawk Super Bowl-related products without actually paying the NFL for the right to use the words will often euphemistically refer to something like "the big game," or "getting ready for Sunday," and trust the listener to connect the dots. And any organization or business that wants to host a Super Bowl party had better not call it a Super Bowl party unless they want the pants sued off them, even if it's a free event hosted by a non-profit organization like a local community [[http://www.copyrightcommunity.com/avoid-being-tackled-by-super-bowl-copyright-infringement church]].

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* "The SuperBowl UsefulNotes/SuperBowl is a registered trademark of the National Football League. Any rebroadcast, retransmission, or other use of this term without the express written consent of the NFL is prohibited." Which is why advertisers who want to hawk Super Bowl-related products without actually paying the NFL for the right to use the words will often euphemistically refer to something like "the big game," or "getting ready for Sunday," and trust the listener to connect the dots. And any organization or business that wants to host a Super Bowl party had better not call it a Super Bowl party unless they want the pants sued off them, even if it's a free event hosted by a non-profit organization like a local community [[http://www.copyrightcommunity.com/avoid-being-tackled-by-super-bowl-copyright-infringement church]].
8th Mar '18 8:51:04 PM nombretomado
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* A Lampshaded InUniverse example: In ''{{The Truman Show}}'', the unwitting protagonist of the eponymous ShowWithinAShow further suspects the supposed reality he is living in when in the midst of a heated argument with his wife, she begins speaking in unnatural nonsequitur ad-speak, as characters on the show are obligated to do brief spiels accompanying product-placement.

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* A Lampshaded InUniverse example: In ''{{The Truman Show}}'', ''Film/TheTrumanShow'', the unwitting protagonist of the eponymous ShowWithinAShow further suspects the supposed reality he is living in when in the midst of a heated argument with his wife, she begins speaking in unnatural nonsequitur ad-speak, as characters on the show are obligated to do brief spiels accompanying product-placement.
11th Jan '18 5:49:14 PM nombretomado
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* KarateBears hope to one day [[http://www.karatebears.com/2012/09/household-name.html achieve this sort of recognition]].

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* KarateBears Webcomic/KarateBears hope to one day [[http://www.karatebears.com/2012/09/household-name.html achieve this sort of recognition]].
29th Dec '17 1:04:18 PM nombretomado
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* For a while, Americans would generally refer to any cheat device as a ''{{Gameshark}}'', unless they specifically meant a Game Genie. Later, that vanished, with AR (for Action Replay) being the new generic term. Gameshark has roots in the more general use of the term "shark" to refer to cheaters (card shark, etc), but AR was pure genericization.

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* For a while, Americans would generally refer to any cheat device as a ''{{Gameshark}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Gameshark}}'', unless they specifically meant a Game Genie. Later, that vanished, with AR (for Action Replay) being the new generic term. Gameshark has roots in the more general use of the term "shark" to refer to cheaters (card shark, etc), but AR was pure genericization.
25th Dec '17 3:22:54 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Used to show the dystopian society of Future Korea in CloudAtlas, where most items are referred to by the biggest brand name associated with them: nikes for shoes, disneys for movies, etc.

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* Used to show the dystopian society of Future Korea in CloudAtlas, ''Literature/CloudAtlas'', where most items are referred to by the biggest brand name associated with them: nikes for shoes, disneys for movies, etc.
4th Dec '17 10:13:58 PM rwe1138
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[[folder: VideoGames]]
* Part of a running ExpospeakGag in ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}''. Aperture Science tends to give everything they produce a convoluted title preceded by their own name, which culminates in this:
--> '''[=GLaDOS=]''': Did you just stuff that Aperture Science [[BuffySpeak Thing We Don't Know What It Does]] into an Aperture Science Emergency Intelligence Incinerator?
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[[folder: VideoGames]]
* Part of a running ExpospeakGag in ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}''. Aperture Science tends to give everything they produce a convoluted title preceded by their own name, which culminates in this:
--> '''[=GLaDOS=]''': Did you just stuff that Aperture Science [[BuffySpeak Thing We Don't Know What It Does]] into an Aperture Science Emergency Intelligence Incinerator?
[[/folder]]
15th Oct '17 11:12:24 PM wuggles
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* There is a habit, especially in urban communities, of calling all diapers "Pampers".

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* There is a habit, especially in urban communities, habit of calling all diapers "Pampers"."Pampers". This is especially prevalent in Puerto Rico, parts of the United States, the Caribbean, Poland, the Netherlands, Post-Soviet states, as well as parts of Southeast Asia.
17th Aug '17 9:50:52 AM RedScharlach
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* Used to show the dystopian society of Future Korea in CloudAtlas, where most items are reffered to by the strongest brand name associated with them: nikes for shoes, disneys for movies, etc.

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* Used to show the dystopian society of Future Korea in CloudAtlas, where most items are reffered referred to by the strongest biggest brand name associated with them: nikes for shoes, disneys for movies, etc.



* Americans (and Britons) use the term ''Speedo'' for the style of men's undergarments/swimming clothes that basically cover the genitals, buttocks and little else. ''Speedo'' is the name of the Australian company that ''makes'' such items of swimwear. Australians call the ''items'' "bathers", "undies" or "[[DidNotDoTheBloodyResearch Budgie smugglers]]". "Budgie Smuggler" is the dirtier one, and slightly offensive to some people. [[DontExplainTheJoke It comes from the fact that, wearing one, it looks like you're smuggling a small bird in your underwear.]]

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* Americans (and Britons) use the term ''Speedo'' for the style of men's undergarments/swimming clothes that basically cover the genitals, buttocks and little else. ''Speedo'' is the name of the Australian company that ''makes'' such items of swimwear. Australians call the ''items'' "bathers", "undies" or "[[DidNotDoTheBloodyResearch Budgie budgie smugglers]]". "Budgie Smuggler" smugglers" is the dirtier one, term, and slightly offensive to some people. [[DontExplainTheJoke It comes from the fact that, wearing one, it looks like you're smuggling a small bird in your underwear.]]



** New Scientist magazine, as it's in print, had to get around this, so every time they refer to Google they say "a famous web search engine" or "FWSE" for short.

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** New Scientist ''New Scientist'' magazine, as it's in print, had to get around this, so every time they refer to Google they say "a famous web search engine" or "FWSE" for short.



* Odd inversion: Apple, Microsoft, and various other companies are all (for different reasons) actively trying to associate the term "PC" with "a desktop computer that's not made by Apple". The truth is that "PC" stands for "Personal Computer" and can thus refer to all desktop computers intended for personal use, including Macintoshes. Non-Apple computers usually run Windows, but don't have to, so it's been hard to put any particular branding on them. And the fact that Apple now manufactures computers that can boot in Windows makes things even more confusing.

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* Odd inversion: Apple, Microsoft, and various other companies are all (for different reasons) actively trying to associate the term "PC" with "a desktop computer that's not made by Apple". The truth is that "PC" stands for "Personal Computer" and can thus refer to all desktop computers intended for personal use, including Macintoshes.Macs. Non-Apple computers usually run Windows, but don't have to, so it's been hard to put any particular branding on them. And the fact that Apple now manufactures computers that can boot in Windows makes things even more confusing.



*** Many commercials say "General Mills cereal" in their commercial at least once, but refer to the products themselves as merely "Cheerios" or so.

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*** Many commercials say "General Mills cereal" in their commercial at least once, but refer to the products themselves as merely "Cheerios" or so.whatever.



** IN the UK "Diet Coke" is now the 'official' brand.
** Related: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ib-Qiyklq-Q The original 1971 "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing"]] commercial for Coke is arguably one of the greatest ads of all time. In 1990, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdGZabROPGw they did a remake]], featuring the original singers and their kids. Of course, the brand name in 1990 was "Coca-Cola Classic", so the singers are dutifully singing "Coca-Cola Classic" as often as possible . . .

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** IN In the UK "Diet Coke" is now the 'official' brand.
** Related: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ib-Qiyklq-Q The original 1971 "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing"]] commercial for Coke is arguably one of the greatest ads of all time. In 1990, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdGZabROPGw they did a remake]], featuring the original singers and their kids. Of course, the brand name in 1990 was "Coca-Cola Classic", so the singers are dutifully singing "Coca-Cola Classic" as often as possible . . .possible...



*** That's because the beverage companies can, will, and ''have'' sued over restaurants substituting the requested beverage without asking permission - the most notable case involving the Howard Johnson's chain and their one time policy of serving their in-house cola drink in lieu of Coke or Pepsi. Which is why waitstaff will be quite diligent in asking if substitutions are ok.
** In Israel, the word "coke" actually means any type of soft drink. If you order a "soda" you will receive club soda or seltzer. However, there is probably very little Coke/Pepsi confusion because of politics being the way it is: if you do business in Israel, you get boycotted in certain Arab states, and vice versa. Coke picked Israel, Pepsi picked the Arab world. (Historically, at any rate. Today, both colas are equally ubiquitous in Israel and the Arab world, although there might slight variations in popularity.)

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*** That's because the beverage companies can, will, and ''have'' sued over restaurants substituting the requested beverage without asking permission - the most notable case involving the Howard Johnson's chain and their one time one-time policy of serving their in-house cola drink in lieu of Coke or Pepsi. Which is why waitstaff will be quite diligent in asking if substitutions are ok.
** In Israel, the word "coke" actually means any type of soft drink. If you order a "soda" you will receive club soda or seltzer. However, there is probably very little Coke/Pepsi confusion because of politics being the way it is: if you do business in Israel, you get boycotted in certain Arab states, and vice versa. Coke picked Israel, Pepsi picked the Arab world. (Historically, at any rate. Today, both colas are equally ubiquitous in Israel and the Arab world, although there might be slight variations in popularity.)



*** Or, in Poland, "*pirin". There's "Polopirin", "Etopirin", "Coffepirin" (with caffeine; basically Excedrin without the Tylenol--er, acetominophen) and "Calcipirin" (with Calcium, apparently for cold).

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*** Or, in Poland, "*pirin". There's "Polopirin", "Etopirin", "Coffepirin" (with caffeine; basically Excedrin without the Tylenol--er, acetominophen) and "Calcipirin" (with Calcium, calcium, apparently for cold).colds).



* Creator/DCComics and Creator/MarvelComics famously hold a joint trademark on the terms "Super Hero" and "SUPER HEROES"[[labelnote:]]note the space and capitalization[[/labelnote]], so that in practice no other facilities are allowed to use the term to advertise (or similarly title their products) in related situations. Legally, they own bupkis except lawyers. They "bought" the word from Mego Toys. But they're both so sue-happy that no-one dares (or can afford to) challenge them.

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* Creator/DCComics and Creator/MarvelComics famously hold a joint trademark on the terms "Super Hero" and "SUPER HEROES"[[labelnote:]]note the space and capitalization[[/labelnote]], so that in practice no other facilities companies are allowed to use the term to advertise (or similarly title name) their products) products in related situations. Legally, they own bupkis except lawyers. They "bought" the word from Mego Toys. But they're both so sue-happy that no-one dares (or can afford to) challenge them.



* In Japanese, single panel comic strips were, and in some places still are, known as "''Panchi-e''" ("Punch-pictures") after the famous British humor magazine ''Magazine/{{Punch}}'', which introduced that style of comics to the nation through imports, and later a local edition for the English expat community, during the Meiji era.

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* In Japanese, single panel single-panel comic strips were, and in some places still are, known as "''Panchi-e''" ("Punch-pictures") after the famous British humor magazine ''Magazine/{{Punch}}'', which introduced that style of comics to the nation through imports, and later a local edition for the English expat community, during the Meiji era.



* LEGO would like to remind you that [[{{Lego}} "LEGO"]] must always be capitalized and works only as an adjective for their products, e.g. "LEGO bricks." An individual block is not "a Lego." The tiny LEGO people are called minifig or minifigures. They also are quite intent on 'Lego System' being used for the plural rather than 'Legos'.

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* LEGO would like to remind you that [[{{Lego}} "LEGO"]] must always be capitalized and works only as an adjective for their products, e.g. "LEGO bricks." An individual block is not "a Lego." The tiny LEGO people are called minifig or minifigures. They are also are quite intent on 'Lego System' being used for the plural rather than 'Legos'.



* People typically refer to plastic wrap/cling film as "Saran wrap," even when the person they're talking to refers to it in the proper generic.

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* People in the US typically refer to plastic wrap/cling film as "Saran wrap," even when the person they're talking to refers to it in the proper generic.



* What do you call that folding pocket knife with the different blades and tools and the tiny tweezers and the plastic toothpick that always gets lost? Swiss Army Knives? Only if it's made by Victorinox or Wenger, the two companies that actually have a contract to sell [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin folding pocket knives to the Swiss Army]]. Their [[JustForPun Swiss]] ArmyOfLawyers has been known to go after any other company selling similar knives by that name. Swiss ''style'' pocket knives are OK though.

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* What do you call that folding pocket knife with the different blades and tools and the tiny tweezers and the plastic toothpick that always gets lost? A Swiss Army Knives? knife? Only if it's made by Victorinox or Wenger, the two companies that actually have a contract to sell [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin folding pocket knives to the Swiss Army]]. Their [[JustForPun Swiss]] ArmyOfLawyers has been known to go after any other company selling similar knives by that name. Swiss ''style'' pocket knives are OK though.
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