gneeric "Websters"

Pafra & Scott Catledge scplc at GS.VERIO.NET
Tue Jul 20 02:26:05 UTC 1999

"Webster's" has been in common use for quite a while:  In addition to
Webster's Collegiate (the real thing), there's Webster's College, and
Webster's Elementary, and Webster's Notebook Dictionary, as well as
Webster's Universal Unabridged--only $20--but no kin to Websters Unabridged,
3rd. ed.
----- Original Message -----
From: <RonButters at AOL.COM>
Sent: Monday, July 19, 1999 10:40 AM
Subject: gneeric "Websters"

> In a message dated 7/19/99 11:21:24 AM, Mark_Mandel at DRAGONSYS.COM writes
> (quoting someone else):
> << Why would any scholar forget to check the OXFORD version of
> This is really an interesting use of "Websters"! This is like saying, "the
> SCOTT version of Kleenex" or "the GE version of Hoover"; apparently
> "Websters" has now become totally generic, like aspirin. Some people in
> Massachusetts are not going to like this one bit.

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