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Old 08-30-2013, 05:52 AM   #33 (permalink)
Dr. Boo Bear
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 15

Originally Posted by CoolBec View Post
^ I don't have to look it up, I know full well what a sonnet is thank you very much. As I've said, I was using the term in a very generic and informal context, so we'll just have to agree to disagree...m'kay?!

(Btw...I also call all copier machines Xerox's, which is also technically incorrect)
If you did, you wouldn't be calling your poem a sonnet then, now would you?

I call all facial tissue "Kleenex" and all cotton swabs "Q-tips" too. But when a brand name becomes completely synonymous with an entire product type is hardly the same as just calling something by the wrong name. If I called a villanelle a sonnet, it would be wrong.
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