Is the name yahoo inspired from Jonathan Swift's "Gulliver's Travels"?
#64764. Asked by loominitsa. (Apr 18 06 1:33 PM)
The Web site started out as "Jerry and David's Guide to the World Wide Web" but eventually received a new moniker with the help of a dictionary. The name Yahoo! is an acronym for "Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle," but Filo and Yang insist they selected the name because they liked the general definition of a yahoo: "rude, unsophisticated, uncouth."
Apr 18 06, 3:22 PM
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