Saturday, July 5, 2014

Did You Know...

Some common companies are really acronyms?

Taser - Thomas A Swift Electric Rifle - The inventor, Jack Cover, named it after his favorite children’s book character, Tom Swift.

Yahoo! - Yet Another Hierarchal Office Oracle

Wi-Fi - Wireless Fidelity - It was named as a play on words with Hi-Fi, or high fidelity referring to the quality of sound coming from a speaker system.

Canola Oil - Canada Oil Low Acid

M&Ms - Mars & Murrie - This classic candy was named after Forrest Mars and Bruce Murrie who began production of the candy for the military in WWII.

Smart Car - Swatch and Mercedes Art Car

Adidas - This famous sport brand got its name from the founder, Adolf (Adi) Dassler. Adi had a bother, Rudolf, who went on to found Puma, Adidas’s competitor.

Zip Code - Zone Improvement Plan

Geico - Government Employees Insurance Company

CVS - Consumer Value Stores

So now you know.  Save these up for trivia tidbits and you’ll amaze people.  Happy weekend, all!  I'm going to go eat the veggies I just picked.

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