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Items We Call by Their Popular Brand Names (30 pics)

Posted in Random » Weird   13 Apr 2011   / 15439 views

There are so many items in our everyday life that are called by their popular brand names instead of their actual names. But we use them all the time which makes it normal and if we start calling them by their generic terms, it would sound really weird and stupid.

 

Bubble Wrap

What it's actually called: Inflated Cushioning

Dumpster

What it's actually called: Front Loader Waste Container

ChapStick

What it's actually called: Lip Balm

Lava lamp

What it's actually called: Liquid Motion Lamp

Frisbee

What it's actually called: Flying Disc

Hacky Sack

What it's actually called: Footbag

Adrenaline

What it's actually called: Epinephrine

Hula hoop

What it's actually called: Toy Hoop

Jet Ski

What it's actually called: Stand-Up Personal Watercraft

Band-Aid

What it's actually called: Adhesive Bandage

Jacuzzi

What it's actually called: Whirlpool Bath

Kleenex

What it's actually called: Facial Tissue

AstroTurf

What it's actually called: Artificial Turf

JumboTron

What it's actually called: Large Screen Television

Matchbox Car

What it's actually called: Die Cast Toy

Ping Pong

What it's actually called: Table Tennis

Onesies

What it's actually called: Infant Bodysuit

Chain gun

What it's actually called: Motor Operated Machine Gun

Post-it

What it's actually called: Sticky Note

Q-tips

What it's actually called: Cotton Swabs

Super glue

What it's actually called: Cyanoacrylate Adhesive

Rollerblades

What it's actually called: Inline Skates

Saran Wrap

What it's actually called: Plastic Wrap

Speedo

What it's actually called: Swim Briefs

Popsicle

What it's actually called: Ice Pop

Super Heroes

What it's actually called: Superhero

Taser

What it's actually called: Electroshock Weapon

Wite-Out

What it's actually called: Correction Fluid

Styrofoam

What it's actually called: Extruded Polystyrene Foam

Velcro

What it's actually called: Hook-and-loop Fastener






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Comments (16):

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Jangles 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
What about Kevlar? The actual name for the material is aramid.
       
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GOODSTUFF4U 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
now I understand
http://www.facebook.com/goodstuff4u
       
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lolly 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
There are so many items in our everyday life ?????

Yes sure, i'm using a machine gun every day :)))
       
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Voodoo 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
for example, you often watch movies about Terminator, and call Motor Operated Machine Gun like Chain gun:)
       
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Fenrisulven 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
#18 Is a Rotary cannon. A motor operated gatling gun
Never underestimate the power of large crowds, of stupid people.
       
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Balu 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Crock Pot -> Slow Cooker
       
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ChrisR 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
# 18 would then med shortened to mOMG, which would be quite fitting. ;-)
       
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Mr. Ree 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Condom - is actually a Penis Encapsulation device.
       
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haha weird
       
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coolio 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
hoover vs vacuum cleaner?
       
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Respondent 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
xerox vs copying machine
       
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lol ? 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
#26 was a true shocker...but not as much as #27
       
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kerosene = heating oil or paraffin oil
       
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lolzz 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
#12 kleenex is a brand of tissue

#16 ping pong is probably chinese for tabletennis

#18 is actually called miniGun
       
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Izi's mom is so fat.... 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Super Hero = Superhero. BIG TIME FAIL
       
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asd 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
in some countries the detergent is called persil: buy some "ariel" persil (liban afaik) or sport shoes are known as adidas: look at my new "nike" adidas :))
       














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