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11 words you probably didn’t know were acronyms

We use acronyms all the time, and in some cases, we don’t even realise we’re using them. You may not know, for example, that Taser stands for “Thomas A. Swift’s Electric Rifle.” Other examples include “radar” and “snafu.” Visit INSIDER’s homepage for more stories. Acronyms show up everywhere in our […]
11 words you probably didn’t know were acronyms
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Taser, Xerox, Popsicle, and 31 more brands-turned-household names

Google, Taser, and Xerox are all examples of brand names that have become generic words for a type of product. The process is known as genericization, and in some cases, it can result in companies losing their trademark. Escalator and kerosene are some lesser-known examples of brand names that have […]
Taser, Xerox, Popsicle, and 31 more brands-turned-household names
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Mobile phone footage finally proved WA police unlawfully tasered and falsely arrested a driver, but only after 3 investigations cleared them

Western Australia’s Corruption and Crime Commission has ruled police unlawfully tasered a driver. Three “flawed” internal police investigations into the incident found nothing wrong. Mobile phone footage contradicted the police version of what happened. Police in Western Australia unlawfully tasered a driver at a random breath test stop and then […]
Mobile phone footage finally proved WA police unlawfully tasered and falsely arrested a driver, but only after 3 investigations cleared them