Achoo... please hand me a Kleenex. Most of the time, it's tissue as Kleenex is a name brand. I had a client give out her contact information and said she was giving me her iPhone number. You and I know this to be a cellphone. Telling me she had an Apple iPhone (for a cellphone) was an unnecessary name drop.
My Mercedes is parked out front. Oh, is that your car?
Last week ,I did a blog about Q-TIPS. They are cotton swabs, but most people call them by the name brand.
"Would you like a Coke?" "No, I'll have a Pepsi"
My grandmother always referred to a refrigerator as Frigidaire. That was the brand name she owned. Putting things into perspective, my dad always called it an "Ice Box"