Thursday, September 07, 2006

How Was "Oreo" Named?

Oreo is a trademark for a popular type of sandwich cookie manufactured by the Nabisco Corporation, introduced in 1912.

Some have suggested the name "Oreo" came about because it was a nice and melodic use of sounds that were easy to pronounce. Others claim the name is based on the French word for gold, a color used on early packaged designs. Another theory is that the name comes from the Greek word for "nice" or "hill" (oreo), as previously mentioned. Some people believe that the creators took the re from the word cream and that the two o's represent the two cookies on both the bottom and the top (o-re-o).

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posted by Staff @ 3:32 PM