Famous brand names used as verbs
Tell anyone you're going to "hoover," and they'll immediately figure you have a vacuum cleaner at hand.
To "Google" is to search for something on Google, the world's most popular search engine.
If you're going to Zoom, you're going to engage in videoconferencing.
To YouTube is to create content, watch videos or listen to music, sometimes for hours, on YouTube.
To photoshop something is to edit or manipulate a graphic or an image.
To Xerox something is very often the default way of saying "to photocopy something."
If a package has to be shipped overnight, you'll probably need to FedEx it.
To "gram it" is to make a post on Instagram.
In the German language, Über is a word meaning "over," "above," or "across." But for most of us, ubering is all about taking a ride or getting something delivered.
To Skype is to make a video call, message someone, or transfer a file.
When you "Netflix and chill," you're crashing out on the sofa and streaming a movie or television series. Perhaps accompanied...
To tweet is to follow post a message on Twitter.
To WhatsApp somebody is to send a message, photo, video, etc. using the WhatsApp app.
To Dropbox is to store or share files— photographs for example, or documents.
We "Airbnb'd" our vacation home, that is we booked a holiday using rented accommodation.
PayPaling it is to process an online money transfer, either by sending or receiving funds.
Billions of people around the world "Facebook" each other using Facebook.
To FaceTime someone is to use the FaceTime app to chat with family and friends.