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Adidas: A shoe company is born

He began by making sports shoes in his mother’s laundry room in Southern Germany.  His name was Adolf  Dassler (his first name shortened to “Adi”) and he was later joined by his brother Rudolf (or Rudi”).  The two made shoes … Continue reading

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The Whole Nine Yards

Though most phrases are often thought of as antiquated this phrase wasn’t actually seen in print until the early 1960’s. There are a few competing theories as to its origins but perhaps the most plausible comes from WWII. During pre-flight … Continue reading

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