[mythtv-users] OT: TiVo cracks down on grammar
Jay R. Ashworth
jra at baylink.com
Tue Dec 14 17:26:08 UTC 2004
On Tue, Dec 14, 2004 at 11:15:01AM -0600, Kevin Kuphal wrote:
> I thought this was funny:
> TiVo is cracking down on news organizations that use TiVo as a verb.
> Granted they are protecting their trademark but it strikes me as funny.
They're correct; it's neither.
Like all trademarked brand names, it's an *adjective*:
A TiVo personal video recorder.
A Band-aid brand adhesive bandage.
A Whopper sandwich.
Get the impression I've spent too much time doing this? ;-)
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