[Hpr] Scotch tape, biros, Hoovers and Xerox machines

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Wed Dec 14 10:09:44 PST 2016


> On Dec 14, 2016, at 1:06 PM, Mike Ray <mike at raspberryvi.org> wrote:
> 
> Hello Spaceman,
> 
> Have you ever said 'Scotch tape' when you've been using Sellotape or a
> sticky clear tape of some other brand?
> 
> Have you ever said 'Biro' to refer to a ball point pen of another brand?
> 
> Do you ever say Hoover when you really mean 'vacuum cleaner'?
> 
> Do you say 'Xerox' when you mean photocpier, possibly made by Canon or
> some make other than Xerox?
> 
> I suspect the answer to at least one of those questions is a resounding
> yes.  Especially when Xerox is so common a term on the left side of the
> puddle.
> 
> If so you're a c***.
> 
> Mike
> 
> -- 
> Michael A. Ray
> Analyst/Programmer
> Witley, Surrey, South-east UK
> 
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