Trademark status of "whizzinator"

Wilson Gray wilson.gray at RCN.COM
Mon Apr 25 01:24:48 UTC 2005

On Apr 24, 2005, at 4:12 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:

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> Sender:       American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> Poster:       Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>
> Subject:      Re: Trademark status of "whizzinator"
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> Of course this is something else we can hash out in Albuquerque, if
> (y)our proposal is approved by Bill K. & Co.  Maybe we should stage
> it as a show and tell, armed with band-aids, thermos bottles,
> crockpots, spackle, Scotch tape, kleenex boxes, tollhouse cookies,
> and of course whizzinators in a variety of colors.
> L

Reminds me of something that I once read in some uh-literature:

"He went into the bathroom to get the petroleum jelly. It wasn't
Vaseline. It was just some off-brand."


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