Yeah--That Amazon

Given its size, being named after the river turned out to be appropriate. Yet it has pulled an "abracadabra" of sorts, but that name would have been too similar to another large entity: "Alibaba".

" was very nearly called "Cadabra," as in "abracadabra." Founder Jeff Bezos rapidly re-conceptualized the name when his lawyer misheard the word as "cadaver."

Bezos instead named the business after the river reportedly for two reasons. One, to suggest scale ( launched with the tagline "Earth's biggest book store") and two, back then website listings were often alphabetical."

Interesting! At least he was realistic about his choice of rivers, not in deNile. :slight_smile:

:slight_smile: Good thing his lawyer didn't hear correctly, or maybe not. Whatever happened to company names like IBM, Ford, GE, etc.? is that word as defined=>

Gigantic & overpowering...yep - looks that way !!