Originally Posted by RedsfaninMT
Always been a pet peeve of mine. It was Flavor-Aid. Had an assignment for business writing about it, and ever since, drives me crazy to see Kool Aid referenced every single time.
In the name of Sheldon Cooper word mincing, sometimes the well-known name brand is used because of its familiarity, even though another brand name of the same basic product might axshoeallee be the one you are using. My kids ask for a tylenol, we go get them the Great Value ibuprofen because.........we knew what they meant.
I will remember though, if I ever use the expression (which is doubtful because I'm not a fan of cliches), I'll make sure I say "drinking the FlavorAid," but I'm not gonna correct someone who uses the colloquial expression.