Language Quiz / Generic Brand Names (A-Z)

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Quiz Updated Mar 11, 2012

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Adhesive bandage, used colloquially in parts of North AmericaBand-Aid (Johnson & Johnson)
94.4%
Internet search-engineGoogle (Google)
91.5%
Table tennisPing Pong (Parker Bros.)
88.4%
Digital music playeriPod (Apple)
84.6%
Chocolate/hazelnut-flavored spreadNutella (Ferrero SpA)
83.8%
Cotton swabs or budsQ-Tips (Unilever)
81.6%
Tightly fitting swimming briefsSpeedo (Speedo)
81.1%
Tissue paper, used as if generic in part of North AmericaKleenex (Kimberly-Clark)
80.9%
Painkiller, believed to prevent heart attacksAspirin (Bayer in Europe & Canada)
79.9%
Hot tub or whirlpool bathJacuzzi (Jacuzzi)
79.1%
Vacuum cleaner brandname, used as if generic in UK and IrelandHoover (Hoover)
76.7%
Photocopier or a photocopyXerox (Xerox)
75.4%
Inline skatesRollerblades (Nordica in US & Canada)
74.1%
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Fastener, found on clothing, luggage and other itemsZipper (originally B.F. Goodrich)
73.9%
Portable cassette player, now more or less superseded by digital music playersWalkman (Sony)
73.2%
A transport device for carrying people between floors of a buildingEscalator (formerly Otis Elevator Company)
71.4%
Toy, usually thrown back and forthFrisbee (Wham-O)
70.6%
Manual spinning toyYo-Yo (Papa's Toy Co. in Canada)
69.6%
All-in-one infant bodysuitOnesies (Gerber)
67.7%
Vehicle, used when moving house, common term in North AmericaU-Haul (U-Haul International)
66.3%
Floor covering, perhaps the first brand to become a generic termLinoleum (originally Frederick Walton)
56.7%
Small toy carMatchbox (Mattel)
56.3%
Asphalt road surface, used colloquially in UK and IrelandTarmac (Tarmac)
37.3%
Sound recorder, primarily for later transcriptionDictaphone (Nuance Communication)
25.2%
Plastic wrap, used to keep food freshCellophane (formerly DuPont)
21.8%
Magnetic medium used to record images and/or soundVideotape (originally Ampex)
18%
 
Number % Answered
26 (all)
3.2%
23-25
20.3%
20-22
26.8%
17-19
18.1%
14-16
11.5%
11-13
6.8%
8-10
4%
5-7
2.5%
2-4
4.6%
1-1
2.3%

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