Etymology of Viagra

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Sat Aug 11 01:34:30 UTC 2001

Without having any specific knowledge, I would speculate that "Viagra" is
intended to be reminiscent of "vigor". Actually I'm sure it is a nonsense
coinage primarily designed to avoid stepping on anybody else's trademark. I
doubt the company will admit to ANY intentional meaning or connotation ...
somebody might sue because he didn't get 'vigorous' or whatever.

-- Doug Wilson

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