LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||11/JUN/2010 11:05 AM|
Yeah, interesting contribution André, I have read at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB_flash_drive and it seems that pen drive/thumb drive were trade-marked by the companies that made it (at the very beggining), and with time they have turned into a word with meaning in itself (synonym with flash drive). Just like "bombril" is with "palha de aço/lã de aço" and "gilete" is with "lâmina de barbear" in Brazil.
Interesting like people use creativity in language!
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