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  • proper n. A brand of condom; sometimes used as a generic term for a condom.
  • proper n. A brand of adhesive tape; sometimes used as the generic term for adhesive tape.


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  • Five years ago, when you heard the name Durex you thought: condoms.

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  • 'Durex is expecting thousands of applicants,' the statement said.

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  • Australian English is strange - I gather they have a brand of sellotape (sticky tape) called Durex (for American readers, Durex is the biggest selling brand of condoms in Britain).

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  • There's no sign of any increased activity out of Durex, which is part of asset sale, which is now part of Reckitt.

  • There's been no sign of any increased activity out of Durex, which is part of SSL, which is now part of Reckitt.

  • Nov. 24/PRNewswire/-- Sparta Systems, Inc., the maker of TrackWise software and the market leader in enterprise quality and compliance solutions, today announced that SSL International plc, a rapidly expanding consumer product company and the parent company for globally recognized brands such as Durex and Scholl, has gone live with TrackWise Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS).


  • The group delivered £11 million $17.9 million first-quarter cost synergies from its £2.5 billion buy of SSL International PLC in 2010, which owns the Durex and Scholl brands.

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  • There will also be a one-time charge of £50 million related to its £2.5 billion purchase of health-care manufacturer SSL in 2010, which owned the Durex and Scholl brands.

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  • I also like using the Durex Rainbow colored condoms from time to time.

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  • That doesn't quite fit with a Durex survey which saw men claiming an average of 21 partners well above an international norm of 13, against only eight for women.

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