Where “Gypsies” Originally Come From, Hoover’s Expensive Mistake, Why there’s an Area of New York Called the Bronx and More…

In this week’s “best of” our YouTube channel, we look at where “Gypsies” originally come from, the many million dollar promotional mistake the Hoover Company made that essentially sunk the brand in the UK, why an area of New York is called the Bronx and much more. Click here to subscribe to our YouTube Channel for many more videos like this.

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Hoover’s £50 Million Mistake

Why is there an Area of New York Called the Bronx?

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  • The changing of Bronck’s to Bronx is fairly common in the US. As mentioned, Socks was shortened to Sox for the White Sox and the Red Sox. Also, in Kentucky, Dick’s River was renamed Dix River. I’m sure there’s other examples out there, even if it’s not well explained.

  • But why is it called “THE Bronx,” rather than “Bronx?”