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Common mistake. Wikipedia sagt:

"The name Acme comes from the Greek (ακμή, English transliteration: akmē), meaning summit, highest point, extremity or peak. It has been falsely claimed to be an acronym, either for "A Company Making Everything", "American Companies Make Everything", or "American Company that Manufactures Everything." During the 1920s, the word was commonly used in the names of businesses in order to be listed toward the beginning of alphabetized telephone directories like the Yellow Pages, and implied being the best. It is used in an ironic sense in cartoons, because the products are often failure-prone or explosive."

Wikipedia says: No. 

 

"Warner Brothers animator Chuck Jones described the reason 'Acme' was used in cartoons at the time:

Since we had to search out our own entertainment, we devised our own fairy stories. If you wanted a bow and arrow you got a stick. If you wanted to conduct an orchestra you got a stick. If you wanted a duel you used a stick. You couldn't go and buy one; that's where the terms Acme came from. Whenever we played a game where we had a grocery store or something we called it the ACME corporation. Why? Because in the yellow pages if you looked, say, under drugstores, you'd find the first one would be Acme Drugs. Why? Because "AC" was about as high as you could go; it means the best; the superlative"

 

Edith ergänzt: das ist der nämliche Chuck Jones, der Wile E. Coyote erfunden hat. 

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ACME = A Company (that) makes everything

Ich hoffe, ich konnte Ihnen weiterhelfen.

Common mistake. Wikipedia sagt:

"The name Acme comes from the Greek (ακμή, English transliteration: akmē), meaning summit, highest point, extremity or peak. It has been falsely claimed to be an acronym, either for "A Company Making Everything", "American Companies Make Everything", or "American Company that Manufactures Everything." During the 1920s, the word was commonly used in the names of businesses in order to be listed toward the beginning of alphabetized telephone directories like the Yellow Pages, and implied being the best. It is used in an ironic sense in cartoons, because the products are often failure-prone or explosive."

Also beim Roadrunner wird es aber wohl genau in dem Sinne gemeint sein. Schließlich liefert die ACME dem Coyoten angefangen von Kühlschränken über Trampoline bis zu Kanonen absolut ALLES. Kann schon sein, dass der Ursprung woanders war.

Wikipedia says: No. 

 

"Warner Brothers animator Chuck Jones described the reason 'Acme' was used in cartoons at the time:

Since we had to search out our own entertainment, we devised our own fairy stories. If you wanted a bow and arrow you got a stick. If you wanted to conduct an orchestra you got a stick. If you wanted a duel you used a stick. You couldn't go and buy one; that's where the terms Acme came from. Whenever we played a game where we had a grocery store or something we called it the ACME corporation. Why? Because in the yellow pages if you looked, say, under drugstores, you'd find the first one would be Acme Drugs. Why? Because "AC" was about as high as you could go; it means the best; the superlative"

 

Edith ergänzt: das ist der nämliche Chuck Jones, der Wile E. Coyote erfunden hat. 

In der Tat, ich habe mich immer gefragt wofür das steht. Danke!