Brand names used for generic products.
December 2, 2009 4:01 AM Subscribe
I'm curious about world-wide use of brand names to refer to the generic product.
posted by backseatpilot to Grab Bag (40 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
It seems very common in the United States to refer to generic things by their major brands - Kleenex, Xerox, etc. The only example I know of from outside America is Hoover in the United Kingdom - what about elsewhere?