January 12, 2011 4:56 pm at 4:56 pm #594148eclipseMember
Did you know that although we use those words freely,
they are only BRAND names for
tomato catsup,bandages,and tissues?
Also Jello(gel dessert),
and…??January 12, 2011 5:08 pm at 5:08 pm #727910WolfishMusingsParticipant
Photoshop and Google are well on their way there.
The WolfJanuary 12, 2011 5:10 pm at 5:10 pm #727911gavra_at_workParticipant
It causes lots of legal problems for trademarks.January 12, 2011 5:10 pm at 5:10 pm #727912crdleMember
Iphone, Blackberry, Itouch etc etc, u can just say phone. Someone who has a nebach motorola doesnt say : ” I forgot my motorola” lolJanuary 12, 2011 5:10 pm at 5:10 pm #727913Jack DanielsMember
Jack Daniels;):)January 12, 2011 5:15 pm at 5:15 pm #727914
XeroxJanuary 12, 2011 5:17 pm at 5:17 pm #727915winny1Participant
scotch tapeJanuary 12, 2011 5:18 pm at 5:18 pm #727916apushatayidParticipant
Fedex (Its already used as a verb as in, I will FEDEX this today)
White Out (correction fluid)
Post Its (is the 3M brand)January 12, 2011 5:22 pm at 5:22 pm #727917
Also Hoover (vacuum cleaner) and zipper (the thing you use to close your sweater) come to mind. There are more. I’ll post them if I remember themJanuary 12, 2011 5:25 pm at 5:25 pm #727918not IMember
Hoover- vaccumJanuary 12, 2011 5:37 pm at 5:37 pm #727919Jack DanielsMember
bountyJanuary 12, 2011 5:39 pm at 5:39 pm #727920
I never heard anyone say I’m going to Hoover now…
Although, I did hear Swiffer (G-d bless whoever created that!)January 12, 2011 5:41 pm at 5:41 pm #727921
Frigidaire, Q-Tip, Sheetrock, Channel Lock, Elmers, Totes, BVDs, Windex, PC, Clorox…January 12, 2011 5:48 pm at 5:48 pm #727922hipflaskerMember
Vasaline, Walkman, Discman, Coke, CruzerJanuary 12, 2011 5:53 pm at 5:53 pm #727923
When i sometimes read the coffee room posts i actually laugh. Some of you are really having a good time B”H. My question is and honestly speaking, who are you guys? Are you retired with some free time, are you in kollel and working under the shtenda(be careful because you may end up with a huntched back), are you at work and have time off for lunch or some other break? Are you using your bosses computer? Are you doing chesed at sitting with someone who needs company whether at their home or such as hospital? Do you have a snow day off? Are you a homemaker who already has supper ready and is taking a break? Honestly speaking admit where you are emailing from. Yes, about myself…as i told you it’s some form of entertainment which i may do occassionaly. I am part time employed as a therapist and the rest of the time am busy with running the house as a Yiddishe Mamma is supposed to!
Enjoy and have fun!
Could we add some Yiddish/Hebrew names to this log or are we limited to English/American only?January 12, 2011 6:10 pm at 6:10 pm #727924smartcookieMember
CasioJanuary 12, 2011 6:17 pm at 6:17 pm #727925wanderingchanaParticipant
VelcroJanuary 12, 2011 6:24 pm at 6:24 pm #727926ha ha ha haMember
Sac-that is what they say in England…January 12, 2011 6:32 pm at 6:32 pm #727927gavra_at_workParticipant
Already have said many times boss knows & doesn’t care.
Not to hijack, but many bosses care for results, not how they are gotten to.January 12, 2011 6:38 pm at 6:38 pm #727928
ha ha ha ha
Do they? Cool.January 12, 2011 6:56 pm at 6:56 pm #727929
There is actually an inaccurate negative connotation to Kool Aid because of this.
Jim Jones and his followers didn’t drink poisoned Kool Aid; they actually drank a mix named “Flavor Aid”.
Nonetheless, “drink the Kool Aid” has become synonomous with “follow the leader, regardless of how irrational he is”, based on popular recall of that mass suicide.January 12, 2011 7:13 pm at 7:13 pm #727930
Sac: Yes this is NOT a NY only site. Jews do exist also outside of NY and even outside of USA. Posters on YWN also come from Israel, Australia, South Africe and even good old England where I (and perhaps ‘not I’…) come from!
Yes, ‘ha ha ha ha’ is correct that thats how we speak (we as in the ones who started the language that you yanks have TRIED to copy).
Maybe ‘ha ha ha ha’ also happens to come from England?January 12, 2011 7:22 pm at 7:22 pm #727931mamashtakahMember
Catsup is a variant of ketchup. Neither are registered brand names.
For more info, see http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/catsup?rh=dictionary.reference.comJanuary 12, 2011 7:23 pm at 7:23 pm #727932not IMember
Thanks for sticking up for me Ken Zayn!!
I am not English at all!! Lived here for yrs..
It happens to be that you mentioned Hoover too!!January 12, 2011 8:23 pm at 8:23 pm #727933
I am not English at all. Lived here for yrs.
I dont know where you refer to as here , but it implies that you werent born where you live now. So where were you born, where are you now, where were you inbetween, and how do you know so well how the English speak?January 12, 2011 8:31 pm at 8:31 pm #727934ronrsrMember
are all registered trademarks.January 12, 2011 8:34 pm at 8:34 pm #727935Sender AvMember
ICOT, do people still call it a Frigidaire? My great grandmother I was told use to do that( she would also call it the icebox).People commonly call cotton swabs Q-tips. Also all or most cereals are trademarked by their respected companies. For example the kellogs and store brand version of cheerios are almost always referred to as that name which is a trademark of General Mills.January 12, 2011 8:38 pm at 8:38 pm #727936ha ha ha haMember
how about tylenolJanuary 12, 2011 9:08 pm at 9:08 pm #727937bezalelParticipant
In Sink EratorJanuary 12, 2011 11:39 pm at 11:39 pm #727938
“do people still call it a Frigidaire?“
Not really, but “Fridge” (its derivative) is commonly used.
La-z-boy.January 13, 2011 5:17 am at 5:17 am #727939commonsenseParticipant
ICOT I believe that fridge is short for refrigerator which is what the item is and not a brand name.January 13, 2011 1:56 pm at 1:56 pm #727940eclipseMember
This is a different twist,but many times when people are referring to what a real tzadik would or wouldn’t do,
they say,”Would Reb Moishe(Feinstein) do/say that?
or: “What would Reb Moishe say?”January 13, 2011 2:03 pm at 2:03 pm #727941
If you Google “where does the word fridge come from”, you’ll find both theories presented. I chose the one that fit this thread.
Robitussin.January 13, 2011 2:30 pm at 2:30 pm #727942usbaersMember
Sender Av, ICOT: My m-i-l, who is 90, always calls the refrigerator “the Fridgidaire.” (We have a different brand.)
“Aspirin” is actually a trademarked name owned by Bayer.January 13, 2011 5:44 pm at 5:44 pm #727943ProfessionalMember
Gavra, may I ask who is the boss? sounds very ideal…January 13, 2011 5:54 pm at 5:54 pm #727944
Bli ayin hora – ad maya v’esrim.
My grandmother A”H used to call it the “Frigidaire”, too.
When I was a kid, I thought that was an alternative word for refrigerator.
Anyone here remember “monitor top” fridges?
Bonus: why were they called “monitor tops”?January 13, 2011 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm #727945usbaersMember
ICOT:Bonus: why were they called “monitor tops”?
because they watched what you ate?January 14, 2011 3:22 am at 3:22 am #727946
That’s a great answer, but not the real one.
The cylindrical top of those old refrigerators reminded people of the gun turret used by the Civil War ironclad ship Monitor.
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