How companies got their names.. I know this isn't funny. it's just interesting.. pepsi NAMED FROM THE DIGESTIVE ENZYME PEPSIN. Reebok COMES FROM THE AFRIKAANS S
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How companies got their names.

I know this isn't funny. it's just interesting.

pepsi
NAMED FROM THE DIGESTIVE ENZYME PEPSIN.
Reebok
COMES FROM THE AFRIKAANS SPELLING OF REEBOK, A TYPE OF
AFRICAN ANTELOPE
SHORTENED FROM SVENSKA REROLLAN WHICH
MEANS "SWEDISH AEROPLANE COMPANY".
SHORTENED FROM SERVICE GAMES OF JAPAN WHICH WAS
FOUNDED BY MARTY BROMLEY (AN AMERICAN) TO IMPORT
PINBALL GAMES TO JAPAN FOR USE ON AMERICAN MILITARY
BASES.
SHARP
TOOK ITS NAME FROM ONE OF ITS FOUNDER' S FIRST
INVENTIONS, THE MECHANICAL PENCIL.
THE ORIGINAL CONCEPT WAS , WHICH
MORPHED INTO SKYPER, THEN SKYPE.
S ONY
FROM THE LATIN WORD 'SON'S‘ MEANING SOUND, AND
SONNI' A SLANG WORD USED BY AMERICANS TO REFER TO A
BRIGHT YOUNGSTER.
NAMED AFTER STARBUCK, A CHARACTER IN HERMAN
MELVILLE' S NOVEL MONEYDICK,
ver, on
COMBINATION OF VERITAS (LATIN FOR TRUTH') AND HORIZON.
Mig
WHEN RICHARD BRANSON WAS STARTING A BUSINESS, ONE OF
THE SUGGESTED: 'WHAT ABOUT VIRGIN? WE' RE
COMPLETE VIRGINS AT BUSINESS.‘
vodafone
FROM VOICE, DATA, TELEFONE.
THE WORD VOLKSWAGEN MEANS '' S CAR' IN GERMAN.
Walmart
NAMED AFTER FOUNDER SAM WALTON.
OLD FASHIONED
WENDY WAS THE NICKNAME OF FOUNDER DAVE THOMAS'
DAUGHTER MELINDA.
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#54 - DBMac (01/02/2012) [-]
the starbucks one is wrong.
Starbuck was a real person that actually started the company.
Melville included the man who started starbucks ancestors, the starbuck family, in the book because they were a famous wealthy family on the island of Nantucket.
Pic related
User avatar #53 - eldinarcus (01/02/2012) [-]
Cool, I am Afrikaans.
User avatar #52 - PossumCheckers (01/02/2012) [-]
amerifat melon muncher pinkie Steve UrkelOH PEEretoast Ron Paul hater
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User avatar #50 - orannis (01/02/2012) [-]
That awqward moment whenOH PEEspells telephone telefone....
#46 - noggerblack (01/02/2012) [-]
that akward moment when your name is Melinda and youre called Wendy
#44 - mztty (01/02/2012) [-]
Adidas got its name from its founder, Adi Dassler
#45 to #44 - bubblecars (01/02/2012) [-]
Later, Adi Dassler's brother decided to make a company named Puma.
#47 to #45 - anonymous (01/02/2012) [-]
and they were both Nazis
#42 - twinklyturtles (01/02/2012) [-]
i believe sam walton owned this as well
#38 - ManicalMayhem (01/02/2012) [-]
Anyone else remember when Verizon was "Bell Atlantic"?
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#34 - gzng (01/02/2012) [-]
#31 - warningomg (01/02/2012) [-]
Vodafone is a abbreviation for VOice-DAta-Fax-Over-NEt
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User avatar #28 - personalreality (01/02/2012) [-]
pepsi cola = episcopal

pepsi is anglican brainwashing juice rife with brainwashing drugs. that's why i exclusively drink coke, you know what drugs are in coke.
User avatar #32 to #28 - joper (01/02/2012) [-]
then i better not let you know where coke came from...
User avatar #33 to #32 - personalreality (01/02/2012) [-]
bummer.

i actually drink Mr. Pibb or Faygo Moon Mist. but the joke didn't work as well with those.
User avatar #41 to #33 - anthonyd (01/02/2012) [-]
They still make Mr. Pibb? I need some!
User avatar #56 to #41 - personalreality (01/03/2012) [-]
of course they still make mr pibb. it's called Pibb Xtra now. I don't know what's extra about it, but it's still delicious. sweeter than dr. pepper. though if you ever get out to Dublin, Texas you can check out the original Dr. Pepper plant where they still make Dr. Pepper with pure cane sugar, which is also delicious. and that meets my useless trivia quota for the day.
#25 - scratchpadmcweiner (01/02/2012) [-]
mfw telefone is spelt telephone
User avatar #26 to #25 - jaketheflake (01/02/2012) [-]
but in this case it's fone. It's vodafone, not vodaphone.
User avatar #49 to #39 - jaketheflake (01/02/2012) [-]
I don't like retarded comments ;D
#55 to #49 - scratchpadmcweiner (01/03/2012) [-]
even if it is vodafone doesn't mean telephone is spelt telefone
User avatar #57 to #55 - jaketheflake (01/04/2012) [-]
I know
User avatar #23 - goondas (01/02/2012) [-]
I just realised Virgin looks like someone has written it on a wall in hymen blood.
#22 - anonymous (01/02/2012) [-]
hitler came up with the idea for the volkswagon as a cheap means of ansportation after the war, i think i might be wrong infact i probably are
#29 to #22 - anonymous (01/02/2012) [-]
Hitler took initiative to produce cars known under the name Volkswagen, he said 'Ein wagen für mein folk'. Which roughly translates in: 'A car for my people'. He was a monster for letting the Holocaust take place, but he stood as the head of German economic/industrial/scientific explosion...
User avatar #35 to #29 - weeaboo (01/02/2012) [-]
I translated that, and I don't speak German.
O_o
User avatar #20 - iamintofunny (01/02/2012) [-]
so...
i'm wondering...
What about brazzers?
#27 to #20 - mazyr (01/02/2012) [-]
You can type it with only your left hand
User avatar #15 - MichalKrin (01/02/2012) [-]
Did anyone else notice this? I noticed it awhile ago myself.
>Volkswagen
>Volks Wagen
>Folk's wagon
Probably going to get red pinkies, but oh well.
#40 to #15 - anonymous (01/02/2012) [-]
what's there to notice,german and english originate from latin hence some of the words are similar,Volkswagen means the Nation's car anyways or as OP's pic says 'people's car'

why do u give these guys pinkies for ****** sake,retards.Learn some languages
User avatar #43 to #40 - dunkleosteus ONLINE (01/02/2012) [-]
LOL except that's wrong. The two main groups of languages in Europe are the romance and Germanic ones. Examples of romance languages, which are based on Latin, are French, Spanish and Italian. Examples of Germanic languages are English, German and Swedish. French started out as a Germanic language, but changed due to the influence of the Romans who occupied Normandy. English was able to escape the heavy Latin influence, slightly, and maintained it's Germanic origin. Today, English is 40% Germanic.
#13 - pitos (01/02/2012) [-]
Named because the first versions used to have cocaine in them, before people knew of its biologically destructive capabilities.

Charlie Sheen is pissed.
#21 to #13 - anonymous (01/02/2012) [-]
[url deleted] not sure if it works, i wanna try it!
User avatar #19 to #13 - RequieminMortis (01/02/2012) [-]
Funny thing is, Coca-Cola still has extract from the coca leaf (where cocaine is derived from) in it's formula, and is the only company in the United States that can legally import the plant. The cocaine is, of course, extracted from the leaf before importation.
#14 to #13 - pitos (01/02/2012) [-]
The 9 dicks you must suck to be accepted into this site makes you gag.
#16 to #14 - pitos (01/02/2012) [-]
The river behind the house of founder John Warnock was called Adobe Creek.

Pronounced ah-DOH-bee.
#17 to #16 - pitos (01/02/2012) [-]
Mispelling of the word "googol", which is 1 with 100 zeroes, an impossible number.
The founders said this was how many items they could supposedly handle online.
#18 to #17 - pitos (01/02/2012) [-]
"Mitsu" means "three", and "hishi" (changing to bishi in the middle of the word) means "diamond", as in the rhombus, not the precious gem.
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