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Friday 14 Jan 2005: LEGO
A Danish toy company adopted the name LEGO in 1934. The name is derived from the Danish phrase "Leg godt", which means "play well". The word "lego" in Latin means "I gather", "I choose", or "I read". The manufactures of the well-known plastic bricks also claim on their website that it means "I put together", but that is their imagination (or PR-department) talking rather than the Ancient Romans.

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