Note: In my list, I have the actual name of the product, plus the alternate name, both separated by a slash (/), and the bolded name being the one I hate.
I have a couple:
- Plush/Stuffed animal - What if it’s not an animal? Is it a stuffed human? Is it a stuffed whale?
- Tissue/Kleenex - What if the brand isn’t Kleenex? You don’t hear people say, “Go get me a Puffs; I’m stuffy,” do you?
Can’t think of any more at the moment, but I will return if I think of any more.
What alternative names irritate you?