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What Does "ACME" Stand For?

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ACME is an acronym that has appeared in art and literature as a generic name for a company - also called the Acme Corporation - that manufacturers a range of products that are prone to failure. The use of these products is for comic effect.

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In the cartoon world ACME has been depicted as a manufacturer of a range of products - from sensible items for everyday use, to wacky and outlandish inventions. The Looney Tunes character Wile E. Coyote is a famed patron of ACME's products, such as "ACME Rocket Powered Roller Skates," "ACME Invisible Paint" and "ACME Explosive Tennis Balls."

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