A Little Linguistic Quirk…

Isn’t it funny to think about how some things stick? Mike and I were watching the ending of the Tour de France, and Lance Armstrong was wearing an earpiece.

Mike asked, “Is that a Walkman in his ear?”

It wasn’t, it was only one cord, so I am sure it’s some device he uses to talk to the team or the coach. However, it amused me. Walkman? Who owns a Walkman anymore? We’re all about iPods (I spotted some of the white headphone cords on the riders) and other brands.

But after all the years, a “Walkman” is no longer a brand. It’s a generic term. It’s a devise that pumps sound in to your ears, no matter what the brand. I wonder how much that has hurt Sony in the long run? No one cares if their Walkman is a Walkman anymore, as long as it’s good.

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

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