The word “fridge” is a shortened version of Frigidaire, which is a kitchen appliance company. Electrolux’s consumer and commercial home appliance brand, Frigidaire Appliance Company, is based in the United States. The firm was created in 1916, and it became so famous and renowned within a short time that in the 1900s, people started to call any refrigerator “Frigidaire”. Later on, people started to use the shortened versions of this word and simply started to say “fridge”. In sum, we can conclude that Fridgidaire began to become a generic brand as people widely misused it as a synonym for refrigerator rather than a distinct brand.