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Old 01 May 2009, 15:59   #170
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Nintendo Consoles were huge in the US years ago and as a result the "Nintendo" name often replaced the word "console" or "system".....

So someone with any type of console in the US would be like "lets go play Nintendo" when what they really have is an atari or some other console. The word Nintendo just became a common household name for any video game system/console...

An example of this in the UK would be a vacuum cleaner.... some people just call it a "Hoover" when actually they own a Dyson or some other brand vacumm cleaner. "Hoover" is actually a brand of vacuum cleaner but became a household word replacing "vacuum cleaner" for many people.

Did anyone understand what i just said
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