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November 03, 2016


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Great post, Lynn. Thanks for sharing.

Jackie Putman

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

Business Writing Blog

Channaka, glad you liked it.

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


Daniel menaker

Thanks. --Daniel Menaker.


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/

Business Writing Blog

Keri, thanks for the link. Very interesting!


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