The good folks at Mental Floss took the time to reveal the full names behind some of the world’s most commonly used letters.
Bavarian Motor Works
Leon Leonwood Bean
Consumer Value Stores
Yoshida Kōgyō Kabushikigaisha (Yoshida Manufacturing Corportation)
Mars & Murrie’s,
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing
Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation
James Cash Penny
Thomas A. Swift’s Electric Rifle
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