Last updated on May 11, 2022 - My Free Marketing newsletter 👀
There are so many products where the name of it is what the market calls it. You know like when you say I want a Kleenex. You actually want a Tissue but Kimberly-Clark did a great job getting us to call it Kleenex instead. Here's a list of eponyms and examples of eponyms.
Please add tater tots, which is owned by Ore-Ida
Panadol = paracetamol/acetaminophen
Pampers = diapers
Clorox = bleach
Tupperware = containers
Thermos = flask
Dumpster = trash bin
Escalator = moving stairs by Otis elevator
Styrofoam = polystyrene foam
Taser = shock device
PowerPoint : a projected visual aid : Owned by Microsoft
Nice list. U have xerox twice
Cuz it was xeroxed ?
Sheetrock and Drywall : gypsum wall board
X-Acto: Hobby Knife: Owned by Elmer’s Products, Inc.
Kotex: Feminine pads
Zoom for video conferencing or virtual communication
oops--did not see someone already posted that.
FaceTime (video call by mobile phone)
Zoom (video conference call by computer)
Hoover. We are actually vacuuming when we say Hoovering.
Dremel is eponymous with powered hand tools for fine work.
Pampers = diapers owned by Pampers
A1 (Steak) Sauce: Owned by Kraft Foods
Formica - plastic laminate
WWE for professional wrestling
Depending on when you grew up, Nintendo might also be on this list. I know my parents (and many other people's parents) referred to ANY game system as a "Nintendo" for a while.
"Tater-Tots" is a registered trademark of Ore-Ida (founded by my grandfather and his brother who invented the Tater-Tot) ~ I constantly see menus listing 'Tater-Tots' as an option but invariably find out they are not serving Ore-Ida. The "Tater-Tot" is at the top of my eponym ist 🙂
this was great 😉
Velcro : hook and loop fasteners : Owned by Velcro BVBA
netflix, squatty potty, uber
Tupperware is missing
You're missing Koozie!
Frisbee should be on the list. A flying disc made by Wham-O. Also, my father says so.
how about Caterpillar as eponymous for bulldozer?
Zip loc bags
Ziplock bag, Tator Tots and TiVo. A few more to consider.
Ace Bandage and Frisbee.
Photoshop : Digitally photo edit : Owned by Adobe
You forgot about Popsicle
Vaseline crisco and Vicks
How did you all miss hook and loop fasteners? --- Velcro
Frisbee, chap stick, frisbee
What about frisbee?
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