Friday, February 20, 2015

Barbies, Band-Aids, Chapstick and Cheerios

Did you ever notice how many things are called by their brand name instead of what they really are. There are so many. I was thinking about it, and thought of a whole bunch!

Tissues are Kleenex
Petroleum Jelly is Vaseline
Lip Balm is ChapStick
Disinfectant Spray is Lysol
Cotton Swabs are Q-Tips
Plastic Containers are Tupperware
Storage Bags are Ziplocs
Fashion Dolls are Barbies
Building Blocks that snap together are Legos
Infant bodysuits are Onesies
Invisible Tape is Scotch Tape
Permanent markers are Sharpies
Bandages are Band-Aids
Window Cleaner is Windex

There are quite a few foods that we also call by brand names.

Drink Mix is Kool-Aid
Toaster Pastries are Pop-Tarts
Ice Pops are Popsicles
Sandwich Cookies are Oreos
Whipped Topping is Cool Whip
Carbonated Beverages are Coke (in some states)
Nacho Cheese Tortilla Chips are Doritos
Cheese Curls are Cheetos
Crispy Rice is Rice Crispies
Toasted Oat O shaped cereal is Cheerios
Corn Flakes with sugar coating is Frosted Flakes

Cereal seemed to have the most examples I thought of suck as Froot Loops, Lucky Charms, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Golden Grahams, Chex,  Fruity Pebbles, Cocoa Pebbles. There are a lot more.

Did I miss any that you commonly use?