• Wed, Jan 5 2011

What Were Q Tips Called Before They Were Q Tips?

Let’s just say that Q-tips’ brand prescience kept them from making our list of the worst beauty product names ever. They used to be called …

Baby Gays. Yeah, I know. Baby Gays.

From Q-tips’ official website:

The product was originally called Baby Gays and in 1926, the labels were changed to read Q-tips® Baby Gays. Later the name Baby Gays was discarded and Q-tips® became the identifying mark for cotton swabs. The Q in Q-tips® stands for quality and the word tips describes the cotton swab at the end of the stick.

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