Friday, February 11, 2011


Yet another name that's branded so the generic versions can't be an eponym, thus have to be called something ridiculous. 

Look, a Q-tip is a Q-tip.   A Q-tip is not a "Cotton Tipped Swab" or "Swab Tipped with Cotton" or "Nose Cleaner" or "Potential Ear Drum Popper" or anything of the like.  Although, once upon a time they were called "Baby Gays".  Seriously.  I can't make this stuff up.  ->


cb said...

We don't have Q-tips here :) And there isn't really a 'leading brand'. We call them cotton buds!

Tanya said...

Cotton buds! I like.