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In cartoons, what does ACME mean?


wile e coyoteI was watching an old episode of the Road Runner cartoon and the coyote had some dynamite from Acme Explosives. What does Acme mean?
Dave, Orpington


** Definitive **
Name: James O’Brien
Qualification: Master of all languages (or at least Greek)
Answer: Acme is Greek for “the very best”

** Steward’s Enquiry **
Name: Andy, Clapham
Qualification: Saw on an interview with one of the cartoonists.
Answer: You’re wrong James. It stands for “A Company that Makes Everything”.