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Friday fun: Bywords!

This article about the most common bywords that we South Africans have adopted through the years, has reminded me to ask you guys about the bywords you're used to. Every culture and nation has their own, after all. Names that originally meant specific brands of products have become so commonplace that nowadays they denote the entire segment of products associated with that brand. In most cases, due to market domination of that brand in its relevant segment.

For example, in South Africa, the name Jik is colloquially used as a synonym to bleach, Sunlight for dishwashing liquid, Omo for washing powder, Band-Aid for plaster, Pritt for glue stick, etc. What about your bywords?

Source: Talk politics.

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