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Subject:Re: Grammar and usage From:Beverly Parks <bparks -at- HUACHUCA-EMH1 -dot- ARMY -dot- MIL> Date:Thu, 22 Dec 1994 07:48:46 MST
> I'm glad you brought this up as I was unaware of this until now. It would
> seem to me that if a term has become so common as to be a household word
> (Kleenex being a case in point) that the publicity would offset legal
> restrictions in the eyes of the producer. IMHO, this takes things to the
> point of the ridiculous!
> RoMay Sitze rositze -at- nmsu -dot- edu
I agree with you--why protest free publicity! However, depending
on the context, the publicity, though free, may not be
favorable. For example:
"He stumbled and fell against the medicine cabinet mounted on
the bathroom wall. The impact forced the Q-Tip deep into his
ear, puncturing his eardrum."
bparks -at- huachuca-emh1 -dot- army -dot- mil