Google is a common word today.
It’s as synonymous with search as Frisbee is to flying discs, Xerox is to photocopies, and Band-Aid is to adhesive bandages.
Whether they intended to is irrelevant—these brands changed the world.
In fact, these brands were so transformational that they became household names and words used to describe everyday things or actions.
We mostly use these terms in a generic sense, but they all began as distinct brand names with aspirational missions.