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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001458.txt from 1999/01

From: "Scott Morrow" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] How to pad along for a bit
Date: Fri, 29 Jan 1999 14:56:51 -0500

Please forgive the technicality, but...

"Saran Wrap" is a tradename for plastic wrap (along with "HandiWrap" and
"Glad Wrap"), just as "Xerox" is a tradename for a brand of copier.
Any one who has ever perused magazines for writers will tell you they
are FILLED with ads by companies IMPLORING writers not to use their
tradenames(i.e., Frigidaire, Xerox, Post-It Notes, Cuisinart, etc.) as
generic names for the product itself. This is because the companies risk
losing their trademark protection if it becomes "generic"!

For the record, I really don't care if "Saran Wrap" becomes generic...
but our non-American list-members should realize there IS a difference!

-Scott (who will now take off his writer's hat and become a musician

>Date: Fri, 29 Jan 1999 11:37:32 EST
>Subject: Re: [kl] How to pad along for a bit
>Tony........ In the U.S. we call that stuff Saran Wrap!
>Wow! what useful info. I'll never have to visit the repair shop again.
>course, my clarinet might wind up looking just like one of our lovely
>area bag-ladies.
>Just kidding, thanks for the tip. I'll definitely use it!
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