informal a person who insists on buying one particular brand of clothing or other commodity
Nazi vs. Fascist: Is There Really A Difference?
It must be said that many people find the everyday use of these words (and especially that of Nazi) to be awkward at best and extremely insensitive at worst. So, why do we still use them?
What’s In A Name: 18 Popular Brands
Number two in our miniseries of “What’s In A Name” deals with popular brand names and their etymology. While some names are easy to figure out—Ford cars are named after Henry Ford—other brand name origins are a bit more complex, or in some cases, convoluted. Nike Nike refers to the Greek winged goddess of victory as well as a tactical missile of the 1940s. As …
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