Brands That Replaced Dictionary Words!

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1. ENO

Okay… So can you guess what ENO exactly means? No! It’s not a soda! It’s a fruit salt which helps us fight acidity problems (all thanks to our bad eating habits.)
Fun Fact : Eno has been around for around a 100 years and is available across 40 countries!

ENO

Fact source: gsk-ch       Image Source: apollopharmacy

2. Pepsi & Coca-Cola

We rarely use the word ‘Cold-drink’ or ‘Aerated drinks’. All aerated drinks are usually called Pepsi or Coke. In fact, at times Pepsi replaces Coke and vice-versa.
Fun-fact: Coke makes so many different beverages that if you drank one per day, it would take you over 9 years to try them all.

Coca
Fact Source: businessinsider

3. Bajaj Chetak and Honda Activa

The word scooter or scooty have been replaced by 2 brands the now vintage ‘Hamara Bajaj’ and the modern Honda Activa.
Fun-fact: The Chetak is named after Chetak, the legendary horse of Indian warrior Rana Pratap Singh.
Scooter

Image source: wikimedia          Fact source: wikipedia

4. Fevicol

Fevicol has replaced adhesives ever since we remember, so famous is the brand that Kareena even danced on a song dedicated to the brand!
Fevicol

Image source: 121clicks

5. Maggi

The brand has replaced the thing ‘instant noodles’ so successfully that every instant noodle we eat today is by default called ‘Maggi’! So much that we might as well call it the national noodle of India.
Fun Fact: Maggi makes so much profit for Nestlé India that if you’d have bought Rs. 1 lac worth of their shares in 2005 it would have valued Rs. 11,76,500 by now!

Maggie

Image source: instructables   Fact source: moneycontrol


6. XEROX

‘Uncle iska 3 xerox nikalna’, XEROX has literally replaced the word photo-copy!
Fun-fact: Although XEROX has replaced the name, most of the stationary guys use Cannon machines!

Xerox

Image source: blogcdn

7. Vicks

Now here’s a brand that has replaced the product name with its company’s name. The product is Vicks VapoRub and we have always been calling it simply Vicks!
Fun-fact: Procter & Gamble has marketed the product as “The only thing more powerful than a mother’s touch”

Vicks

Image source: nexcesscdn

Did we miss anything? If yes, tell us in the comments section and we will include it!

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