Re: Is there a name for these?

Subject: Re: Is there a name for these?
From: "Wayne J. Douglass" <wayned -at- VERITY -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 1997 09:39:15 -0700

At 09:52 AM 4/23/97 -0500, Debbie Molinaro wrote:
>Hiya folks,
>Is there a word to describe trade names that have become standards?
>For example, Kleenex, Coke, Aspirin, Xerox are often used to describe
>the entire class of products rather than the generic terms. (As in
>Kleenex = tissue, Coke = cola, Aspirin = A.S.A, Xerox = to copy)
This is probably another example of the eponym thread we had going a few
months back.

--Wayne Douglass

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