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Dpizz450
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Bobcat.





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HarryBalzack
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quote:

Dixie Cupps






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Pectus
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Chapstick.


It's only southerners that refer to things as their brand name. It's our culture though.


In fact, I play a little game with myself to name things by their generic name.

And this thread has been done wayyy too much.



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Twinkie





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Escalator





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papt99
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i'm going with pampers. ooohh and weedeater. everyone's got one but they are actually string trimmers. am I right?





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Kool-aid





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EA6B
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Teflon, the DuPont brand name for tetrafluoroethylene which has become the generic term to describe any non-stick surface. In the engineering and technical world, the chemical is usually just called TPFE, and is produced by many manufacturers.





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THEdeathvalley
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Glock





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tyvek


eta: sonotube.



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Broke
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Sheetrock





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Jimbeaux
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quote:

It's only southerners that refer to things as their brand name. It's our culture though.


I don't agree with that statement whatsoever.

Different areas may have different brands and words for things, but I haven't seen any more brand name usage oin the south than in the north. Besides, as every year goes by, the differences in cultures from region to region are slowly fading away. Personally, I think that's a sad thing.


Here's some more:

Vice Grips
Most medications - Tylenol, Advil, etc

(Although just for fun, my wife and I will use the walmart and walgreens names for some meds, like "Walzyr" for Zyrtec)

Pam (cooking spray oil)








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DriveByBBQ
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Sheetrock


Came here to post this...






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Ric Flair
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Off (for spray on insect repellant)





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BrownBear
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colgate





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Zamboni - The thing used to resurface the ice in hockey.





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LSUintheNW
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Camelback





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Jumbotron





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