Re: [FWDLK] Frigidaire
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Re: [FWDLK] Frigidaire



I think the gist of the original msg was not that Frigidaire as a brand from yesterday, but that it was a proprietary eponym (brand name used as a replacement for the generic term - the same way many people say "Kleenex" instead of "tissue.") I don't know of any people younger than, say, their '60's who say "Frigidaire" instead of "refrigerator" - the brand has lost its status, I guess..

Check out this link:
http://www.rinkworks.com/words/eponyms.shtml

Regards,
Lou

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