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Thursday, April 05, 2007

Where Company Names Come From

Here's a little list containing the origins of famous company names...

Pepsi: named from the digestive enzyme pepsin.

Starbucks: named after Starbuck, a character in Herman Melville’s whaling novel, Moby-Dick.

Sprint: from its parent company, Southern Pacific Railroad INTernal Communications. At the time, pipelines and railroad tracks were the cheapest place to lay communications lines, as the right-of-way was already leased or owned.


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