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    35 Things You Didn't Know Are Called Something Totally Different Than What We Call It Now

    Hannah Montana was supposed to be called Alexis Texas, and I will never get over that.

    1. Chick-fil-A was originally named Dwarf Grill and later Dwarf House.

    As kindly pointed out by some of you, some Dwarf House Chick-fil-A restaurants still exist.

    2. The peach Crayola crayon was originally named "flesh."

    3. Cookie Monster's real name is Sidney.

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    4. Snapchat was originally named Pictaboo.

    5. Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst originally considered calling the band Blood Fart.

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    6. The Powerpuff Girls were originally called the Whoopass Girls.

    7. SpongeBob was originally called Spongeboy.


    They couldn't use that name because "Spongeboy" was copyrighted by a mop company.

    8. Clifford's name was originally Tiny.

    9. Meryl Streep's real name is Mary Streep.

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    10. Billie Eilish's full name is Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O'Connell.

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    11. The Spice Girls were originally named Touch.

    There was also another member named Michelle Stephenson.

    12. The show New Girl was originally called Chicks and Dicks.

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    13. Likewise, the show "Friends" was originally called "Six of One."

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    14. The iMac was originally supposed to be named MacMan.

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    15. Sour Patch Kids were originally called Mars Men.

    16. The drink Bloody Mary was originally called Bucket of Blood.

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    17. 7-Eleven stores were originally named Tote’m Stores.

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    The name was changed to 7-Eleven after the company changed their hours to 7 a.m.-11 p.m.

    18. The band the Cranberries were originally named The Cranberry Saw Us.

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    19. Nickelback's original name was Village Idiot.

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    20. The Goo Goo Dolls' original name was the Sex Maggots.

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    21. Creed's original name was Naked Toddler.

    22. Donuts were originally called "olykoeks" or "oily cakes."

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    Elizabeth Gregory, a ship captain's mother from New England, put walnuts or hazelnuts in the center of hers and voilà, they became "doughnuts."

    23. Q-Tips were originally called "baby gays."

    They added a "q" which stood for "quality."

    24. Julianne Moore was born Julie Anne Smith.

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    25. Google was originally called BackRub.

    26. Mickey Mouse was originally called Mortimer.

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    Walt Disney's wife hated the name so he changed it.

    27. Softball was originally called kitten ball.

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    It was called kitten ball because the founder of the sport named his first team the Kittens.

    28. Yahoo was originally called Jerry's guide to the world wide web.

    It was basically just a collection of "some random guy" named Jerry's favorite links and golf scores.

    29. Cotton candy was invented by a dentist and was originally called "fairy floss."

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    30. The movie Scream was originally called Scary Movie.

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    31. Buzz Lightyear was originally named Lunar Larry.

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    32. An apron was originally called a "napron."

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    The name was changed because people were always mispronouncing "napron" and calling it an apron anyway.

    33. Cheerios were originally called Cheerioats.

    34. Eggo waffles were originally called Froffles.

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    A combination of "frozen" and "waffles."

    35. Hannah Montana was originally named Alexis Texas.


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