…from my thermos, ate some jello for lunch, put a band-aid on my bumped knee and for a precaution, I popped a couple prozac. Now that I think of it, gotta run to the drug store to stock up on my viagra supply, and stock the office with some tampex.
Yep. It’s going to be a great weekend.
–Maybe that wasn’t the most elegant use of imagery, but it was our attempt to use each and every of the newest additions to the Oxford Dictionary into one stream of consciousness. These 9 brands have found their way into the collective consciousness, fused firmly into culture. These 9 brands are no long just brands, they are BIG TIME BRANDS!
Here’s the new dictionary entries:
Hoover: hoo·ver [hoo-ver] –verb: to clean with a vacuum cleaner (Chiefly British)
Xerox: xe·rox [zeer-oks] -noun or verb: a name for a copying machine or the act of reproducing printed, written, or pictorial matter by xerography.
Thermos: ther·mos [thur-muhs] –noun: a vacuum bottle or similar container lined with an insulating material, such as polystyrene, to keep liquid hot or cold
Prozac: pro·zac [proh-zak] -noun: a brand of fluoxetine hydrochloride
Spandex span·dex [span-deks] –noun: a synthetic fiber composed of a long-chain polymer, used chiefly in the manufacture of garments to add elasticity
Jello: jell-O [jel-oh] -noun: brand of dessert made from a mixture of gelatin, sugar, and fruit flavoring, dissolved in hot water and chilled until firm
Tampax: tampax [tam-pax] -noun: tampon used to absorb menstrual flow
Band-Aid: band-Aid [band-eyd] -noun: adhesive bandage with a gauze pad in the center, used to cover minor abrasions and cuts
Viagra: vi·ag·ra [vahy-ag-ruh] -noun: sildenafil citrate, used to treat impotence
Thanks to the folks from socyberty.com for this original post.