TRIVIAL PURSUITS: Who – or What – is Emmy Named After?

September 7, 2010 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Recently television recognized its best with the annual Emmy awards.

But who, or what, is the Emmy named for?

Answer:

The name “Emmy” is a feminization of the nickname “Immy,” an abbreviation of the image orthicon tube, which is part of a TV camera. 

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