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People are just finding out what HMV stands for… and they can’t believe it took them so long to figure it out

MANY people bought their first CD from HMV… or in some cases their first cassette.

The media mega store was a staple on our high streets for years, stocking every CD and DVD imaginable as well as some cool posters for your room.

Do you know what the letters HMV stand for?

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Do you know what the letters HMV stand for?Credit: PA:Press Association

While the music shelves and black decor of the store are familiar, the most recognizable thing about the brand is the brand’s logo.

Everyone knows the light pink lettering that shows HMV with an illustration of a cute terrier sitting in front of a grammar phone.

But do you know what the letters HMV stand for? If the answer is no, then you are not alone.

People are just discovering the meaning behind the well-known name and can’t believe it took them so long to realize it.

The letters HMV actually stand for “His Master’s Voice”.

The company originally sold gramophones and in 1899 acquired the copyright to a painting by Francis Barraud.

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The picture shows a puppy named Nipper listening to his late master’s voice coming out of a gramophone.

It was adopted as the company logo and the name was shortened to HMV.

People were blown away when they found out the actual meaning behind the name.

Taking to Twitter, one person said: “I’m embarrassed to say I’ve just realized that HMV stands for his master’s voice.”

While another discovered the true meaning under unexpected circumstances. They said, “Things I never expected to hear in a Sunday Mass sermon: The name of the HMV record stores represents the voice of its master.”

A third said: “‘I now have a ‘Holy s*** what HMV stands for????’ Moment.”

Another said: “Just found out that HMV stands for His Master’s Voice after about 12 years of hitting the shops as a little emo and applying for a job there once, wild stuff.”

While someone else said, “I was years old today when I found out HMV stands for ‘His Master’s Voice’. I’m such an idiot.”

https://www.the-sun.com/lifestyle/5296193/finding-out-hmv-stands-for-realise/ People are just finding out what HMV stands for… and they can’t believe it took them so long to figure it out

Jessica MacLeish

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