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Do you like to know what different names (letters and numbers) stand for?
As a kid you wanted to know what the letters in the Star Wars AT-AT stood for.
You researched to find out the meaning behind the letters in the name R2-D2!
Yes, you were a “detail nerd”!
Many people in this world like to know what different letters and numbers stand for.
As a young man (wearing KT26 shoes and using WD-40 on my car and before that my bike) I prided myself on knowing what different names stood for.
Even these days when I sit through serious business presentations – I feel more satisfied when there’s a good explanation of the story or meaning behind a product or service name. Many business people have the same need for explanation.
If you don’t already know – or if you’d like to know more:
With WD-40 – the WD stands for Water Displacement and the 40 I think signified the 40-th version of the formula. It was originally invented in the 1950s to help prevent corrosion in nuclear missiles and was later found to have all sorts of household uses. I mainly used it to get rid of water OR to loosen nuts or screws that were hard to move.
With KT26 – the KT stood for Kinetic Technology (how groundbreaking!) and the 26 signified the number of miles in the marathon. I never ran any marathons!
The 26 was about the amount of dollars I could afford for shoes 🙂
The Star Wars TIE fighter stands for Twin Ion Engine – and there are many versions (fictional)
Now RP7 was another one of those water displacement/ lubricant products.
RP7 was also the catchy name for Rocket Propulsion fuel.
I don’t think they were the same thing 🙂 – but the RP7 household/ car lubricant product sounded pretty powerful and kick-ass!
If you know what RP7 (the lubricant) actually stands for please share in the comments below.
Also, if you have any other interesting examples of product names where the letters and/or numbers “mean something” please share that too.
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