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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#1 - taintedtemplar (01/01/2012) [+] (1 reply)
And this is why i love this site.
The more i know, the more i can freak out other people with useless knowledge
User avatar #20 - iamintofunny (01/02/2012) [+] (1 reply)
so...
i'm wondering...
What about brazzers?
#27 to #20 - mazyr (01/02/2012) [-]
You can type it with only your left hand
#34 - gzng (01/02/2012) [-]
User avatar #15 - MichalKrin (01/02/2012) [+] (2 replies)
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.
#38 - ManicalMayhem (01/02/2012) [-]
Anyone else remember when Verizon was "Bell Atlantic"?
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) [+] (2 replies)
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
#13 - pitos (01/02/2012) [+] (7 replies)
Named because the first versions used to have cocaine in them, before people knew of its biologically destructive capabilities.

Charlie Sheen is pissed.
#14 to #13 - pitos (01/02/2012) [-]
The 9 dicks you must suck to be accepted into this site makes you gag.
#44 - mztty (01/02/2012) [+] (2 replies)
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.
#46 - noggerblack (01/02/2012) [-]
that akward moment when your name is Melinda and youre called Wendy
#42 - twinklyturtles (01/02/2012) [-]
i believe sam walton owned this as well
User avatar #28 - personalreality (01/02/2012) [+] (4 replies)
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.
#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
User avatar #50 - orannis (01/02/2012) [-]
That awqward moment whenOH PEEspells telephone telefone....
#31 - warningomg (01/02/2012) [-]
Vodafone is a abbreviation for VOice-DAta-Fax-Over-NEt
#25 - scratchpadmcweiner (01/02/2012) [+] (5 replies)
mfw telefone is spelt telephone
#12 - kidinfinitebillion (01/02/2012) [-]
Hitler started Volkswagon ,which means "peoples car", to give the common people an affordable, reliable car.
#3 - gidvid (01/02/2012) [-]
Also Sam Walton
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