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    Smile Get a tissue!

    Her nose is bleeding. Get a tissue!


    Would it sound more natural to say "Get a piece of tissue" instead of "Get a tissue?" Thanks.

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    Re: Get a tissue!

    In the English I speak, we would not use the word tissue.

    We'd say "Get a kleenex" or "Get some kleenex."

    Kleenex is actually a specific brand, and the manufacturers are fighting a losing battle to stop people from using the word in this way. They want us to acknowledge that it's a brand name by spelling "Kleenex" with a capital K.
    If a newspaper printed "Get some kleenex" they'd get a nasty letter from the Kleenex legal department. There's info on this product at kleenex.com.

    There are other examples of a brand name being applied to the product in general. "Aspirin" is another. And "Walkman."

    best wishes
    edward

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Her nose is bleeding. Get a tissue!


    Would it sound more natural to say "Get a piece of tissue" instead of "Get a tissue?" Thanks.

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    Re: Get a tissue!

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Her nose is bleeding. Get a tissue!


    Would it sound more natural to say "Get a piece of tissue" instead of "Get a tissue?" Thanks.
    Angli,

    Yes, 'Get a tissue!' sounds more natural.

    Common usage in USA would be: 'Get a kleenex.' (Kleenex is a brand-name for facial tissues.)

    Cheers,
    Amigos4

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    Re: Get a tissue!

    Thanks, Edward.
    Got it.

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    Re: Get a tissue!

    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    Angli,

    Yes, 'Get a tissue!' sounds more natural.

    Common usage in USA would be: 'Get a kleenex.' (Kleenex is a brand-name for facial tissues.)

    Cheers,
    Amigos4
    Edward can type faster than I can! Our posts were only minutes apart!

    Cheers,
    Amigos4

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    Re: Get a tissue!

    Thanks, my good friend, Amigos4.

    Happy New Year!

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