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""""'What is the origin of name YAHOO ??"""""""

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Asked by asha sharma, 16 Nov '10 01:26 am
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The word was invented by Jonathan Swift and used in his book 'Gulliver's Travels'. It represents a person who is repulsive in appearance and action and is barely human. Yahoo! Founders Jerry Yang and David Filo selected the name because they considered themselves yahoos.....
Answered by drdinesh sharma, 16 Nov '10 01:28 am

 
  
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I add this to Dr Sharma's answer.
Initial name of the website was "David and Jerry's Guide to the World Wide Web"
Yang and Filo changed it because they realized a shorter name will be wide-reaching.
They considered themselves yahoos and the name "yahoo" served the above purpose.
Later people have Bacronymed it for "Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle"
Answered by bottomliner, 16 Nov '10 02:04 am

 
  
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