What are some words/names that sounded stupid when they first appeared but now seem normal

Brexit
iPad
Wii

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Wii still feels pretty stupid

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Spoopy

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Siri
Panini
Llama

Wiki

a little word called “democracy”

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Dogging

Strimmer

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Dappy.

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Gregg Wallace

Facebook

Ian Potato

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Fork

strim/strimming is a word I recently realised I knew as a young child and thought was normal, didn’t hear for about 20 years then it sounded really weird and I had to check what it meant

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I wondered why floppy disks were called ‘floppy disks’ for far too long.

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And what was your Damascene moment then?

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Actually a serious question. I can’t for the life of me remember when I last saw an actually floppy floppy disk, although I do remember them being the acme of cutting edge technology back in the 80s.

Rockism

I didn’t like “peng” for a long time but when I came around on it the kids had stopped saying it by that time.

all words really

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