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.
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.