i declare QUAD COPTER WARS!
Just another term to throw in there: quadrotor (rejected as it suffers from the same length issue as quadcopter). If any one brand ever becomes super dominant a la xerox or kleenex we might end up calling them Parrots Blades or Phantoms (that last one is actually a model not a brand). Given my examples it looks like the letter "x" is the most important factor when looking for a brand to genericize.
i agree that UAV is permanently attached to military even though we tried to switch to RPV (remotely piloted vehicle) to avoid people thinking they are autonomous but it didn't take. drone also has a military taint to it. quads always make me think of these. i think it's gonna have to be quad copter unless some brand dominates.
speaking of which i've always wanted to keep a list of brands that have become the common names for things.
seems wikipedia is way ahead of me
in the areas where i work all diapers are called pampers not sure how that happened
So I'm just now getting caught up on 409 starting with posts from about a year ago. Pretty much just scrolling through.
Came upon this thread and V's post and saw "absurdly specific kitchen gadgets (all of which I asked for)" but read it as "absurdly specific kitten gadgets" and thought to myself "I don't know what kitten gadgets are but I'm pretty sure I want some."
That's my comment for the year.
Man that cat-quad-wasp story has a lot of different feels rapid fire