What Business Name Acronyms Actually Stand For (26 PICS + 1 GIF)

Posted in INTERESTING       5 Dec 2020       6722       15 GALLERY VIEW

BMW – Bavarian Motor Works

TASER – Tom Swift and His Electric Rifle, a 1911 science fiction novel by Victor Appleton that imagined an electric gun

ZIP Code – Zone Improvement Plan Code, which was created to improve the efficiency of the USPS

GEICO – Government Employees Insurance Company

M&M’s – Mars and Murrie, the last name of company founders Forrest Mars, Sr. and Bruce Murrie

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SMART Car – Swatch Mercedes Art. This name came about because this line of compact vehicles is the product of a collaboration between Swatch and Mercedes-Benz.

CVS – Consumer Value Stores

A&W – the A and W of A&W represent the last names of this fast-food franchise’s founders, Roy Allen and Frank Wright

JBL – James B. Lansing

CAPTCHA – Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart

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HSBC – Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation

FIAT – Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino, which translates, appropriately, to “Italian automobile factory of Turin.”

PAM – Product of Arthur Meyerhoff

H&M – Hennes & Mauritz

AFLAC – American Family Life Assurance Company

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IBM – International Business Machines

JCPenney – James Cash Penney

L.L. BEAN – Leon Leonwood Bean (the founder)

REI – Recreational Equipment, Inc.

NECCO – New England Confectionery Company

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3M – Originally called the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company

TCBY – The Country’s Best Yogurt

YMCA – Young Men’s Christian Association

YKK – Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikikaisha, which translates to Yoshida Manufacturing Corporation in English

UPS – United Parcel Service

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ALF – Alien Life Form

ESPN – Entertainment and Sports Programming Network




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Joshua 4 month s ago
CaSiO: Calcium Silicate: The main ingredient for chips
       
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Greenberry 4 month s ago
#12 FIAT For Italians adequate Technology mocking
       
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Jannett 4 month s ago
FORD - Fix Or Repair Daily
       
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Mellony 4 month s ago
OK. It's on. FIAT: Fix It Again Tony
FORD: Found On Road Dead
       
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Trudy 4 month s ago
1. BMW in German is:

Bayerische Motoren Werke

Bavarian Motor Works in English.
       
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Maureen 4 month s ago
JEEP: Just Empty Every Pocket
CHEVY: Chews Heads and Eats Valves Yearly
       
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Bridget 4 month s ago
BSA (motorcycles)
: Birmingham Small Arms
       
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Jenny 4 month s ago
Every car will be Opel SOMEDAY.
       
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Joshua 4 month s ago
PUMA: peasants use mainly adidas
ADIDAS: any dumb idiot doing any sport
       
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Eunice 4 month s ago
Joshua,

Funny that you use those two companies - take it you know the story?
Anyway - "All Day I Dream About Sex" Shame the guy Adi Dassler is actually Adolf - perhaps not the best name after the war?
       
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Trudy 4 month s ago
Eunice,

Adolf (Adi) Dassler’s (das) older brother Rudolph (Rudi) was the founder of Puma. Puma was originally called Ruda.
       
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Mittie 4 month s ago
H&M means Hasi und Mausi!!!
       
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Alfred 4 month s ago
Did not know that ALF is a business company.
       
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Flossy 4 month s ago
MOPAR: Mostly Old Parts And Rust
       
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Hetty 4 month s ago
BASF -> Badische Anilin- und Soda-Fabrik
       
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