Erin McKean emckean at VERBATIMMAG.COM
Mon Sep 13 16:32:31 UTC 1999

Thanks Fred! (still trying to memorize the back issues.)

This may also be a good time to point out that the long-awaited index to
Vols. VII-XXIV of Verbatim should be done either late this year or early
in 2000.

This will be an index to titles, authors, persons, and words discussed. It
will be on the web as soon after it is done as possible, and perhaps also
in a dead-tree version, depending on demand. If you want a paper version
(one that doesn't come out of your laser printer) please let me know as
soon as possible.

Thanks again for your help on this question.

editor at

On Mon, 13 Sep 1999, Fred Shapiro wrote:

> On Mon, 13 Sep 1999, Tom Kysilko wrote:
> > I beleive the word you are looking for is "generification".  There was some
> > discussion of it on ADS-L a while back, so it should be in the archives.
> >
> > At 09:26 AM 9/13/1999 -0500, you wrote:
> > >
> > >Also, (if I can do an ADS twofer here) I have a subscriber who wants to
> > >know if there is a specific term for verbing a trademark, as in "Go Xerox
> > >that letter." I think some lawyers call it trademark infringement, but
> > >they hardly ever win. :-)
> > >
> > >Thanks,
> > >
> > >Erin McKean
> > >editor at
> > >
> I believe there was an article about "generification" in VERBATIM some
> years ago.
> Fred R. Shapiro                             Coeditor (with Jane Garry)
> Associate Librarian for Public Services     TRIAL AND ERROR: AN OXFORD
>   and Lecturer in Legal Research            ANTHOLOGY OF LEGAL STORIES
> Yale Law School                             Oxford University Press, 1998
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