25 Abbreviations And Acronyms You’ve Always Wondered About

Posted by , Updated on April 22, 2014

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From WD-40 (water displacement, 40th attempt) to Yahoo (Yet Another Hierarchical Official Oracle) these are 25 abbreviations and acronyms you’ve always wondered about.

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BMW

acronyms you didn't know

An acronym for Bavarian Motor Works.

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SMART Car

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The SMART car began as a project between Swatch and Mercedes hence it was originally code named the Swatch & Mercedes Art Car.

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ASICS

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The name of this Japanese athletic equipment manufacturer is derived from the Latin phrase Anima Sana In Corpore Sano which means a sound mind in a sound body.

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ADIDAS

acronyms you didn't know

Although there are many rumors about where the company got its name, the truth is that it came from it’s founder, Adolf (Adi) Dassler.

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TCBY

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Now means The Country’s Best Yogurt but it originally meant This Can’t Be Yogurt. They changed the name after being sued by a rival company called I Can’t Believe It’s Yogurt

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