Your favorite acronyms...
I claim TLA (Three Letter Acronym)
I like YTMND
Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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.
Cyclists of the world, unite! You have nothing to lube but your chains!
The society of people who dont think its necessary to iron their underwear
The first rule of flats is You don't talk about flats!
Oh wait, is that not an acronym? A homonym?
Let me try again.
They prefer you not use the acronym, but one of Baltimore's finest institutions of higher learning for young women is the...
Search your harddrives for TWAIN
Technology Without An Interesting Name (unoffically)
2008 Trek 2.1
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:
HOG - Harley Owner's Group
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!
The dorks should get this one.
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