The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

25 March 2006

If I ever make this list, worry

While there still exists an entire industry devoted to concocting corporate names, often to (1) maximize trademark possibilities or (2) forestall negative reaction from [fill in name of ethnic/religious/whatever group], most corporate entities have names which have some actual connection to what they do or to what they'd like you to think they do, and Wikipedia is compiling a list of the origins of those names, though as always with Wikipedia, at least some of the entries will be disputed.

(Via Samantha Burns.)

Posted at 9:00 AM to Say What?


I love information like this, Charles -- very, very cool.

Posted by: david at 9:18 AM on 25 March 2006