What M&M, A&W, and Dozens of Other Acronyms and Initialisms Really Mean

As small businesses grow into large corporations that have to deal with mergers and hostile takeovers, their identities and branding similarly grow, evolve, and often end up being a mish-mash of various names which are then shrunk into acronyms and initialisms to make them easier to remember. A similar thing is done for companies named after their founders, so the folks at Mental Floss did their homework and discovered what several popular acronyms actually stand for. Would Allen & Wright root beer really taste the same? [YouTube via Tastefully Offensive]

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But he didn't explain the military acronyms FUBAR and SNAFU.