[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:
> http://news.com.com/Noun+Verb+TiVo+says+its+neither/2100-1041_3-5488370.html
> 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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