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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamM View Post
    point missed ^^^
    yes and no, people go and buy a 'hoover' and come away with a dyson

    people ask for a coca cola but maybe given rola cola, or some other product. so coke is a brand that has been used to identify a type of drink, a verb. If my company was called 'Piss Cola' and I had the best marketing plan, people would ask for Jack Daniels and Piss...

    let me go check what you came up with

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bateman View Post
    yes and no, people go and buy a 'hoover' and come away with a dyson

    people ask for a coca cola but maybe given rola cola, or some other product. so coke is a brand that has been used to identify a type of drink, a verb. If my company was called 'Piss Cola' and I had the best marketing plan, people would ask for Jack Daniels and Piss...

    let me go check what you came up with
    I dunno man, if I ordered a 'coke' and I got a pepsi/some supermarket brand cola then I'd be pretty pissed off. I'd say 'cola' is the generic term, rather than 'coke' tbh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bateman View Post
    yes and no, people go and buy a 'hoover' and come away with a dyson

    people ask for a coca cola but maybe given rola cola, or some other product. so coke is a brand that has been used to identify a type of drink, a verb. If my company was called 'Piss Cola' and I had the best marketing plan, people would ask for Jack Daniels and Piss...

    let me go check what you came up with
    not sure if you have the correct meaning for a verb there, if you were 'drinking coke' then drinking would be the verb, not coke

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grake View Post
    not sure if you have the correct meaning for a verb there, if you were 'drinking coke' then drinking would be the verb, not coke
    what about if i just had a coke ?

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    verb = doing word
    you do the "hoovering"
    you "Tarmac" a road"
    at a push you "Skype" or "Facebook" someone
    you don't "Coke"

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamM View Post
    verb = doing word
    you do the "hoovering"
    you "Tarmac" a road"
    at a push you "Skype" or "Facebook" someone
    you don't "Coke"
    I know plenty of people that coke

    you can all fuck off with your english lesson now...

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    another couple of good ones
    to photoshop
    to xerox

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    Just trying to help

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    to UFC someone?
    I'm gonna UFC you!?

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    Photoshop is a good one. What about tippex?

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