stands for Bayerische Motoren Werke in German, which translates to “Bavarian Motor Works.”
The company is named after its founder, Leon Leonwood Bean.
Those letters on seemingly every zipper stand for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikikaisha in Japanese, which translates to “Yoshida Manufacturing Corporation.” The first word refers to the founder, Tadao Yoshida.
The A and W of A&W are founders (Roy) Allen and (Frank) Wright.
M&M’s stands for Mars & Murrie’s, referring to founders Forrest Mars, Sr. and Bruce Murrie.
3M Company—which became its legal name in 2002—is an abbreviation of its former moniker, the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company.
HSBC stands for Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation.
FIAT originally stood for Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino, which translates as “Italian automobile factory of Turin.”
The technology company’s name stands for International Business Machines.
GEICO stands for Government Employees Insurance Company. Why? When GEICO first started, it was targeted to U.S. government employees and military personnel.
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