Hoover or Vacuum cleaner - which would you ask for

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Found 27th Sep 2011
After a somewhat amusing war of words broke out in a thread for Tesco's and hoovers (or vacuum cleaners) I just wondered....

What do the majority of us call this everyday device?

Imagine you were going to a shop to buy a new one, what do you ask for?
A Hoover or a vacuum cleaner
Link to thread I'm talking about
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/tesco-again-list-things-found-just-case-passing/1024965?page=1

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deleted117705

Me first then...
Hoover

Hoover

Hoover. . . .:)

Dyson....

I still call it a hoover too.

vacuum cleaner

Vacuum cleaner as Hoover is a brand name

Banned

How would i know, thats the wifes department

Henry ........

The cleaning thingy that the wife uses!.....


Vacuum Cleaner, you, well I, don't say I xerox'd that document when photocopying

Banned

neither, i call him by his name. Henry lol

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bigtruck1043

Henry ........



same

hoover

Vacuum cleaner, I'm always correcting people who say "I'm going to Hoover up" no, you're using a Dyson..

Vacuum cleaner, Hoover sounds American to me.

Banned

I'd get them to call over the public address system if they have any vacuum cleaners.





munnski

Hoover

DangerGod

neither, i call him by his name. Henry lol

bigtruck1043

Henry ........




We have his big brother charles, bloody glad too when the OH ripped a radiator pipe off by falling of a step ladder on saturday.
Mind you we also have a kirby and 2 bissels but charley boy gets the most use.


We just tend to sat we are vacuuming.

I call mine Hetty

I have a hetty too but I still call her hoover. Don't think she likes it though.

HOOVER

the sucker upper

Its a Hoover in this house (although also known as Dyson!)

Hoover lol

vacuum cleaner

Roomba

May be you should have included "aitch" -v- "haitch".

Obviously, "aitch" is correct and "haitch" is incorrect according to major British English dictionaries. Eg Cambridge and Oxford.

It's shocking that so many teachers say "haitch". (I would retrain them all!)

Before commenting, check the answer in one of these dictionaries!

Hoover, I know vacuum cleaner is correct as my vacuum cleaner isn't a Hoover, however hoover is shorter most people I know call it a hoover. If I asked my OH if he could vacuum clean up I'd probably have to repeat myself about 4 times before he realised what I meant.

I also call sticky tape Sellotape, and flying discs Frisbees ;).

Do you call a ballpoint pen a ball point pen or a biro, invented by László József Bíró

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wbmkk

Do you call a ballpoint pen a ball point pen or a biro, invented by … Do you call a ballpoint pen a ball point pen or a biro, invented by László József Bíró



Neither, just a pen.

Dehumanization

I also call sticky tape Sellotape, and flying discs Frisbees ;).



I say, it's sticky tape, Sellotape is just too expensive, or poor value.

Dehumanization

I also call sticky tape Sellotape, and flying discs Frisbees ;).



Because that is what they are lol

Im exactly the same and will always use, sellotape, frisbee, hoover, pen.

Vacuum cleaner

Vacuum.

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whatsThePoint

How would i know, thats the wifes department



So difficult to like without a torrent of abuse following. However, I hear she sucks well.
Edited by: "dga" 27th Sep 2011

I call it a hoover, and just because I do doesn't mean I'm illiterate as one member seems to think is the case. It just means I use a name that has become a generic term for a vacuum cleaner.

And why on earth are you flapping about aitch V haitch. Who cares, really? Just you dear. There are some far worse grammatical errors committed all the time.

are/our
there/their/they're
where/were
your/you're

Knock yourself out....

Banned

the automatic blow job machine thingy

Hoover

if my vacuum cleaner broke down, id slap her and get a new hoover. I doubt anybody that uses this site calls it a vacuum. after all its a hoover, get over it.
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