How famous Companies were named?
September 6, 2009 3:01am CST
Each company decides on a name after some consideration. There are some interesting stories/anecdotes. To begin with, Yahoo founders Jerry Yang and David Filo considered themselves yahoos!!!!! The word yahoo was invented by Jonathan Swift and used in book Gulliver's Travels. It represents a person who is repulsive in appearance and action and is barely human.
• United States
23 Mar 10
AMOCO = American Oil Company A & P = Atlantic & Pacific .. grocery store chain in the 50's & 60's. Don't know if it still exists or not. Not in this area, anyway Wal-Mart, of course was Sam Walton's version of his name. And his dog foods sold in the stores are Ol' Roy named after his favorite hunting dog.