From Vileda to Jacuzzi: brands that are used as common words

Vileda is used to describe kitchen wipes of any brand in Hungary, Fairy is a common name for washing-up liquid in Spain, while Maggi is frequently referred to as a bouillon cube in Nigeria. Some consumers’ brands not only became household names but also are used as synonymous with products.

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Can rail workers’ strikes change French commuting habits?

“A strike. Think of carpooling”, suggest electronic signs along the highway to France’s city Lyon. Photo: Jurgita Simeleviciene

While France’s state-owned railway company’s SNCF workers are on the major strike, French are transforming their commuting habits and showing more support to government’s plans to reform the company.

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Most popular ice cream and yogurt flavors around the world

World’s most popular ice cream flavor is vanilla, but yogurt is preferred plain or strawberry flavor. Although you’ll find these products in all markets, in some countries different flavors reign supreme.

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