Monday, November 2, 2009

Brands that are now names

1. Surf for detergent
2. Bisleri for drinking water
3. Dalda for that kind of cooking oils
4. Godrej for almirah
5. Polo for mint
6. Hawaii for chappals
7. Frooti for mango drinks
8. Good Knight for mosquito repellers
9. Xerox for photocopy
10. Google for search
11. Vaseline for petroleum jelly
12. Dettol for antiseptic soultions
13. Maggi for instant noodles

These are words that we often use in place
of original generic name. Ex: you mostly call
detergent as 'Surf' even if it's a Tide or Rin

Google and Xerox are verbs in dictionary (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)

If you know more, add them in comments.

1 comment:

  1. Nice list, though I think 2, 4, 7 are not so deep-rooted. Cadbury for chocolate is quite common too.


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