Proper noun edit
- Features of the landscape such as fire hydrants, letterboxes, fast-food chains, streets called "Main", etc., that are the same throughout the United States.
- 1994 November 3, Amy Satterthwaite, “In Their Own Words”, in The Free Lance-Star:
- Chandler commanded a spotlight at the far end of the stage at Picker’s Supply Concert Hall downtown last Friday night. There, he was loudly ranting about a commercial wasteland he called the “United States of Generica.”
- 1999, Helen Husher, Off the Leash, Countryman Press, →ISBN, pages 20–21:
- It is generica that plagues the outskirts of every medium-sized city with its strip malls and fast-food stops and traffic lights; it is generica that always persuades me to drive off quite confidently in the wrong direction.
- Paul McFedries (8 December 1996), “Generica”, in Word Spy, Logophilia Limited, retrieved 4 June 2017.