Monday, April 27, 2015

A Step in the Write Direction--April 27, 2015--Trademarks

A Step in the Write Direction
April 27, 2015

Update: What  do you answer when someone asks, “How are you doing?” after the passing of a spouse? I can say, “Fine, right now.” But then 10 minutes later I find myself in tears when: doing a laundry with no men’s clothes, seeing only 1 toothbrush in the holder, 1 pillowcase to wash, seeing his handwriting on a piece of paper, taking his name off legal documents, and—the hardest—the first time you have to check the “widow” box on a questionnaire. Also, when seeing people who haven’t heard the news and they ask you, “How’s your hubby?” …My friend Karen O'Connor (whose husband passed away a day before Gary) shared this verse with me: "No wonder my heart is glad, and I rejoice. My body rests in safety. For you will not leave my soul among the dead or allow your holy one to rot in the grave. You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever" (Psalms 16:9-11 nlt). Thanks, Karen! That’s a great promise!
Thought for Today: “I'm a dreamer and continue to dream of what can and will be. Expecting great things from God, Attempting great things for God” (William Carey, from Biography of William Carey).

Song for Today:
I've been to lots of places,
I've seen a lot of faces,
there's been times I felt so all alone.
But in my lonely hours,
yes, those precious lonely hours,
Jesus lets me know that I was His own
Through it all, through it all,
I've learned to trust in Jesus,
I've learned to trust in God.
Through it all, through it all,
I've learned to depend upon His Word.
            (“Through It All,” Andrae Crouch)

Laugh for Today: The rural reverend decided to try raising chickens. Each morning he would go out to see if the eggs he bought had hatched. Finally one morning there they all were: dozens of little fluffy chicks. “Ah,” he murmured thankfully. “My coop runneth over” (pennydell, Crostics, volume 176, Crostic 53).

Writers Tips:                          Part 1: Trademarks A–L

Following are some common words that are trademarks and should be capitalized. A complete list may be found at Print out this list or bookmark it for handy reference, and check it whenever you have a question about a product. (Imagine how impressed your editor will be when he or she looks it up and discovers you are right!)

Ace elastic bandages
AstroTurf synthetic turf
Atari video games and computers
Baggies plastic bags
Band-Aid adhesive bandages
Beanie Babies plush toys
Big Gulp soft drinks
Big Wheel toy vehicles
Books In Print bibliographic reference work series
Books on Tape pre-recorded audio cassette tapes
BOTOX injections
Breathalyzer alcoholic content measuring apparatus
Bundt baking pans
Cabbage Patch Kids dolls
Candy Land board game
Caterpillar farm machinery
Chap Stick lip balm
Claymation animated motion picture services
Clearasil acne medication
Cliff Notes study guides
Coca-Cola soft drinks
Coke soft drinks
Cracker Jack candied popcorn (note: singular Jack)
Crock-Pot electric cooking appliance
C-SPAN entertainment services
Dacron polyester fiber
Day-Glo inks, paints, pencils
Day-Timer time planner
DeskJet printers
Dictaphone voice processing product
DieHard batteries
Dr Pepper soft drinks (no period after Dr)
Dumpster trash containers
Dunkin’ Donuts doughnuts, restaurants
Du Pont chemicals, fibers
Duracell batteries
Dustbuster portable vacuums
Easy-Bake toy oven
Etch A Sketch toy drawing screen
Eveready batteries
Federal Express (also FedEx) delivery services
Fiberglas yarns, fibers, insulation
Formica laminated plastic
Frigidaire appliances
Frisbee flying discs
Frito-Lay snacks (also Frito-Lay’s, Frito Lay)
Game Boy computer video game
Game of Life board game
GLAD plastic wrap
Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval certification
Grand Ole Opry country music program
Häagen-Dazs ice cream
Handi Wipes towelettes
Handy-Wrap plastic film
Happy Meal dinners
Harley-Davidson motorcycles (also Harley)
Heimlich Maneuver anti-choking technique
Hewlett-Packard computer programs
Hide-A-Bed sofa beds
Hula-Hoop plastic hoops
Humvee trucks
Igloo insulated water coolers
IKEA furniture
IMAX motion picture theaters
Instamatic cameras (must be used with Kodak; otherwise, it’s an instant-load camera)
Isotoner gloves
Jack in the Box fast food restaurant
Jacuzzi therapeutic whirlpool baths
Jaws of Life rescue tools
Jazzercise dance exercise services
Jeep all-terrain vehicle
Jell-O gelatin, pudding
Jet Ski personal watercraft
Kay-Bee toy stores
Kids “R” Us children’s clothing stores
Kitty Litter cat box filler
Kmart retail stores
Kool-Aid powdered drink mixes
Krazy Glue adhesives
Krispy Kreme doughnuts
LaserJet printers
Laundromat self-service laundries
La-Z-Boy recliners
LEGO plastic construction toys
Levi’s sportswear, jeans
LifeSavers (also Life Savers), candy
Liquid Paper correction fluid
(M-Z next week)

 Have a good week spreading the
gospel through the printed page.

Donna Clark Goodrich

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