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November 03, 2016

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Channaka

Great post, Lynn. Thanks for sharing.

Jackie Putman

Thanks! This will go right next to my copy of Eats Shoots and Leaves.

Lynn Gaertner-Johnston

Channaka, glad you liked it.

Jackie, good! I believe you will get lots of value from the book.

Lynn

Daniel menaker

Thanks. --Daniel Menaker.

Jen

Great article. Thank you Lynn!

Keri Schlecht

Thanks for sharing! I l too love books that reveal surprising insights about language. And on that same thread, a note about the word "Onesie." Onesie is actually a Gerber trademark for what we know as a baby "bodysuit." And this is another subset of language I've always found fascinating -- where collective culture (advertising) and language collide. Many items we speak about on a daily basis are actually genericized trademarks -- Bubble Wrap, Seeing Eye Dog, and Dumpster are just a few that surprised me. Enjoy! http://digitalsynopsis.com/advertising/generic-trademark-product-brand-names/

Lynn Gaertner-Johnston

Keri, thanks for the link. Very interesting!

Lynn

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