Acme is the age old name for cartoons and businesses. I love delivering to Acme companies because it reminds me of Wile E. Coyote and brings a smile to my face. Evidently this company should call the Acme Sign Co. to get that “M” replaced.
I got curious about what A.C.M.E. actually stood for. So, to Google I went.
Here is what I remember:
“The Acme Corporation is a fictional corporation that exists in several cartoons, films and TV series, most significantly in the Looney Tunes universe. It appeared most prominently in the Road Runner/Wile E. Coyote cartoons, which made Acme famous for outlandish and downright dangerous products that fail catastrophically at the worst possible times.”
Then there is this:
“The company name is ironic since the word acme is derived from Greek (ακμή; English transliteration: acmē) meaning the peak, zenith or prime, and products from the fictional Acme Corporation are both generic and tend to fail.
A.C.M.E. has also been used as a backronym meaning “A Company that Makes Everything”. This can be rendered as a recursive acronym (“Acme Company Makes Everything”).”
“Early Sears catalogs contained a number of products with the “Acme” trademark, including anvils, which are frequently used in Warner Bros. cartoons.”