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Company Name as Verb [duplicate]

I am looking for interesting classroom material. Google is both the name of a company and also a verb. Is there a name for this type of verb? Are there any other examples of this type of verb?
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Term when a brand name become synonymous of the product it produces [duplicate]

For example most of the people hearing "I really like my BMW" will understand than he is referring to a car whereas someone saying "I do enjoy my Lacoste" will leave doubts about what kind of product(...
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Word for trade name that has become synonymous with the proper term for an item? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is a word/phrase for using a term for a popular special case instead of a generic term? As the title of this question indicates, I was wondering if there is a specific ...
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Word for brands becoming lexicon [duplicate]

What is the word for popular brands becoming nouns in common lexicon? For example, Kleenex, Xerox, q-tips etc
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What is it called when we speak of foods using brand names? [duplicate]

I am wondering about the phenomenon of brand names being commonly used to describe certain foods. For example, I recently heard the phrase “to eat cheetos“. Other examples could be to eat/drink... ...
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what is the word or term used calling kleenex for tissues or pampers for diaper [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is a word/phrase for using a term for a popular special case instead of a generic term? I remember there is an English term or word used to describe this. Dell for ...
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What do you call a brand name that is used as a verb [duplicate]

What do you call a word used as a verb like: To hoover instead of to vacuum. A kleenex instead of a facial tissue or paper handkerchief. etc. Brand verbification? Is there a single word to describe ...
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Should proper nouns used as verbs be capitalized? [duplicate]

When a proper noun like "Skype" is used as a verb ("Skyping"), should it be capitalized? My thinking is that it should be capitalized because the root is a proper noun. Does anyone know of a rule ...
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What is packaging tape called in the US?

What is adhesive tape (or "Scotch" tape) that is used for packaging things is usually called in the United States? What verb do you usually use for "package something with packaging tape"? Maybe "to ...
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How do you refer to a hyponym that is the same word as the hypernym?

What word (or how do you phrase things) do you use when the ostensible word for the class is the same as the word for a subset of the class? For example, in the United States, there are many brands ...
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What are some products that are now words? [closed]

All of the ones I can think of are specific products that have come to represent their kind. This is usually either because it is the first of its kind, as in a Xerox machine (the first office ...
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What is the term that describes a noun being used to represent it's use?

Suppose you have a database installed from a vendor - suppose this is MySQL. There is a website that just happens to interact with this MySQL, and people call it (the website) "MySQL", even if there ...