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Do You Name Your Robot Vacuum or Other Household Items?

By March 15, 2021No Comments
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Do you live with a robot vacuum named Vance, a coffee pot called Joe, or another household item you’ve given a special name? If so, you’re far from alone. It’s pretty common for people to name inanimate objects.

Giving human form or attributes to these things is called anthropomorphizing. And with more people staying at home, and buying new toys and gadgets, there is more and more to name. Earlier this year, we conducted an informal survey of our e-newsletter subscribers to see just what they’ve been naming (or anthropomorphizing) around the house.

Check out the infographic below to see the results.

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If you are unsure what your home insurance can cover – and what it can’t – ask your agent. Or you can find a local ERIE agent near you.