Talk:Carborundum

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

RFM discussion: February 2015[edit]

AS-rondo-icon.svg

The following discussion has been moved from Wiktionary:Requests for moves, mergers and splits (permalink).

This discussion is no longer live and is left here as an archive. Please do not modify this conversation, but feel free to discuss its conclusions.


to carborundum

While "Carborundum" is a trademark, as the cites I've added show, it's totally genericised in everyday use, and spelled invariably without the uppercase "C". Smurrayinchester (talk) 10:08, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

Indeed. Ngrams confirms that the lowercase form is more common. I've moved the content, but the uppercase form seems to be attested, too, so I've left it as a soft redirect. - -sche (discuss) 20:17, 22 February 2015 (UTC)