Film Score Monthly
FSM HOME MESSAGE BOARD FSM CDs FSM ONLINE RESOURCES FUN STUFF ABOUT US  SEARCH FSM   
Search Terms: 
Search Within:   search tips 
You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2013 - 9:55 PM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

Do you always blow your nose on a Kleenex®, put a Band-Aid® on your boo-boo, dunk your Oreos® in milk, or take Pepto Bismol® for an upset stomach?

Some brand names were so ingrained in my head as a kid that to this day I still call certain products by their brand names even if the tissues, bandages, chocolate sandwich cookies, or pink bismuth were manufactured by a different brand.

Do you do this too? What are some examples of successful brainwash marketing in your neck of the woods?

 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2013 - 10:04 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

Do you dunk your Oreos@ in milk

NEVER! It was always the *first* and best chocolate sandwich cookie, Hydrox!!

 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2013 - 10:19 PM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

I saw that one coming, Eric! I prefer Oreos because they soak up the milk better. big grin

Another one for me is Walkman®. When I was a kid, any portable music player with headphones was a Walkman, regardless of the name brand.

 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2013 - 10:22 PM   
 By:   ToneRow   (Member)

Scotch tape for cellophane tape.

Jell-O for gelatin dessert

 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2013 - 10:24 PM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

Yes and yes, TR!

 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2013 - 10:34 PM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

Any rectangular cookie filled with fig paste is a Fig Newton® in my mind.

 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2013 - 10:46 PM   
 By:   ToneRow   (Member)

What are some examples of successful brainwash marketing?

1980s STAR TREK = James Horner, ... not Leonard Rosenman.

 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2013 - 10:50 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

I saw that one coming, Eric! I prefer Oreos because they soak up the milk better. big grin

My grandfather was CEO of Sunshine Biscuits. In our family, *every* Nabisco product was a dirty word. big grin (Hi-Hos, not Ritz Crackers)

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2013 - 11:36 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Please don't squeeze the CHARMIN MR WHIPPLE. Look life is tough enough, so at least when your on the toilet you want something soft just like your woman's, hand's and body parts are.

 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2013 - 11:43 PM   
 By:   The Thing   (Member)

People saying Hoover instead of vacuum (cleaner).

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 13, 2013 - 12:35 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Frigidaire instead of refrigerator.

 
 Posted:   Apr 13, 2013 - 2:46 AM   
 By:   Metryq   (Member)

Any rectangular cookie filled with fig paste is a Fig Newton® in my mind.

Farfignewton! (The joy of eating cookies.)

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 13, 2013 - 2:50 AM   
 By:   Matt S.   (Member)

Jacuzzi for any whirlpool, and Winnebago for any motor home.

 
 Posted:   Apr 13, 2013 - 8:06 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I don't know if this counts but I always say, "I need to Google it". Though I prefer Yahoo as my search engine.

 
 Posted:   Apr 13, 2013 - 8:12 AM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

Styrofoam is a brand name. That packing material is called polystyrene.

Kerosene is a brand name, too.

Raisin Bran for any cereal that has flakes and raisins.

 
 Posted:   Apr 13, 2013 - 8:15 AM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

Do you dunk your Oreos@ in milk

NEVER! It was always the *first* and best chocolate sandwich cookie, Hydrox!!




Eric, if that's to scale, that cookie must be 5 inches in diameter!

 
 Posted:   Apr 13, 2013 - 8:31 AM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)

I hear a lot of people calling aluminum foil "Reynolds Wrap".




As for the Oreo Vs. Hydrox thing...

I prefer Newman O's. They blow the competition out of the water.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 13, 2013 - 8:33 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Scotch tape for cellophane tape.


AKA Cellotape in the UK.

Other common ones down our way include Tippex for any white-out paint, Durex for any brand of prophylactic and Tampax for that kind of feminine hygiene product. Clearly something about having an "x" on the end.

But I'd say the most widespread is Hoover, as mentioned above. It's become a verb as well as a common noun.

TG

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 13, 2013 - 10:06 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

I've never understood what the Americans see in Oreos, I've tried them a couple of times & was really unimpressed. And being a life long biscuit-aholic, I know a thing or two about biscuits (& what they do to your waistline!).

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 13, 2013 - 10:16 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

People saying Hoover instead of vacuum (cleaner).

"This process is known as Hoovering up the carpet, due to the fact that the Hoover was first on the market. Had the Goblin been first on the market, I'd be Goblining up the carpet." (Are You Being Served?)

 
You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
© 2014 Film Score Monthly. All Rights Reserved.