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    Acronym Soup

    Your favorite acronyms...

    I claim TLA (Three Letter Acronym)
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    I love recursive acronyms.

    GNU - GNU's NOT UNIX


    Or one that I made up years ago for forumites like yourselves.

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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    VPILF...j/k.

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    Strictly speaking, it's an acronym if it is pronounced like a word. For example: NATO, radar, WAC, PERS, MILF.

    But these are just abbreviations: FTW, OCP, NFL, USSR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso View Post
    Strictly speaking, it's an acronym if it is pronounced like a word. For example: NATO, radar, WAC, PERS, MILF.

    But these are just abbreviations: FTW, OCP, NFL, USSR.
    This is foo.... strict doesn't apply...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ehidle View Post
    This is foo.... strict doesn't apply...

    Play on then, play on.
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    From Red Dwarf (work our the acronym word yourself)

    Committee for the Liberation and Integration of Terrifying Organisms and their Rehabilitation Into Society
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite View Post
    I love recursive acronyms.

    GNU - GNU's NOT UNIX


    Or one that I made up years ago for forumites like yourselves.

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    Recursive acronyms bother me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apricissimus View Post
    Recursive acronyms bother me.
    Afraid they forgot the base case?
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Shart.

    Oh wait, is that not an acronym? A homonym?

    Let me try again.

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    They prefer you not use the acronym, but one of Baltimore's finest institutions of higher learning for young women is the...

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    Search your harddrives for TWAIN

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    Being in the military... we shorten everything! Here's just a couple of examples, though not all are, strictly speaking, acronyms:

    NORAD - North American Aerospace Defense Command
    NAVAIR - Naval Air Force
    CHINFO - Chief of Naval Information
    USAFE (pronounced you-SAFE-EE) - United States Air Force, Europe
    NATOPS - Naval Aviation Training and Operating Procedures Standardization
    EXORD - Execute Order
    CAG - Carrier Air Group or Commander, Air Group (an old WW II term; today it's called CVW for Carrier Air Wing, but we all still call the Commander, CAG)

    There's so many more, but they just seem normal to me so I can't think of any now!

    A couple of misc ones:
    PITA
    FUBAR
    HOG - Harley Owner's Group
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    ACRONYM. The Acronym Counsle for the Reduction of Obviously Not Useful acronyMs.
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    The US military seems to love acronyms and initialisms in general and backwards-created acronyms in particular.

    My fav is probably COMBAT EDGE. Short for "COMBined Advanced Technology Enhanced Design G Ensemble". Ridiculously contrived!

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    The dorks should get this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlatMaster View Post
    mst3k.

    The dorks should get this one.
    mst3k ftw!!! lol

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