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Old 09-17-08, 10:15 AM   #1
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Acronym Soup

Your favorite acronyms...

I claim TLA (Three Letter Acronym)
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Old 09-17-08, 10:16 AM   #2
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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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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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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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This is foo.... strict doesn't apply...

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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
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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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Recursive acronyms bother me.
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Recursive acronyms bother me.
Afraid they forgot the base case?
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Shart.

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

Let me try again.
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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.
mst3k ftw!!! lol
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