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An Interesting Observation: SAAB AB

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The name of the aerospace company SAAB AB is a bit odd. AB is a Swedish abbreviation for Aktiebolag - meaning limited company or corporation in English. The name SAAB itself is an abbreviation for Svenska Aeroplan Aktiebolag (AB). That means the full name for this Swedish aerospace company when broken out is effectively Svenska Aeroplan Aktiebolag Aktiebolag - which in English reads: Swedish Aeroplane Corporation Corporation.


The former automobile division was SAAB Automobile AB, or, Svenska Aeroplan Aktiebolag Automobile Aktiebolag - in English this reads: Swedish Aeroplane Corporation Automobile Corporation.

I can’t seem to help but find this amusing...

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