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Favorite acronyms

  1. Apr 8, 2008 #1
    Favorite acronyms....

    Acronyms are abbreviations, pronounced as words. it's much better if that's an existing word.

    Today I heard:

    C.H.A.O.S - Chief Has An Outstanding Solution

    There must be dozens better than that.
     
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  3. Apr 8, 2008 #2

    BobG

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    Best acronym for a deadline: COB - it either means "close of business" or "cease of bull****", depending on your work environment.

    Worst acronym for a deadline: TBD - in twenty years in the Air Force, every time you looked this acronym up in the glossary it just says "to be determined". If it's taking that long to figure out what it means, maybe they should just delete it!
     
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  4. Apr 8, 2008 #3
    :rofl:
    Here's one I like:
    TLA - three-letter acronym
    :rofl:(I'm still laughing at TBD).
     
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  5. Apr 8, 2008 #4
    MAGIC : —manual-aided gaming of integrated
    combat (an electromagnetic particle-in-cell
    code)

    FROG—free rocket over ground
     
  6. Apr 8, 2008 #5

    Chi Meson

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    VISTA

    Viruses
    Infiltrations
    Spyware
    Trojan horses
    Adware



    Also, "FUBAR" was a favorite during college. Can't say it here (the last part is "...Beyond All Recognition").
     
  7. Apr 8, 2008 #6
    The federal government has an extensive list of acronyms.

    How about:

    AGRICOLA Agricultural Online Access

    It sounds like a new soft drink:smile:
     
  8. Apr 8, 2008 #7
    There is also :
    GNU - GNU is Not Unix
     
  9. Apr 8, 2008 #8

    Chi Meson

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    How do you spell "TLA"?
     
  10. Apr 8, 2008 #9
    In Phila, TLA stands for Theater of the Living Arts, a.k.a the scratch theater because of the rough material that used to cover the seats.
     
  11. Apr 8, 2008 #10

    Ivan Seeking

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    U.F.O. - an acronym that I've heard used by waste-water processing and yacht racing people.
     
  12. Apr 8, 2008 #11

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  13. Apr 8, 2008 #12

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    Committee for the Liberation and Integration of Terrifying Organisms and their Rehabilitation Into Society.
     
  14. Apr 8, 2008 #13

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    :surprised

    In the Wireless industry they use the term ARPU (pronounced R-poo), it stands for Average Revenue Per User
     
  15. Apr 9, 2008 #14
    Haha! I like fubar!
     
  16. Apr 9, 2008 #15
    Thats brilliant!
     
  17. Apr 9, 2008 #16
    :rofl:
     
  18. Apr 9, 2008 #17
    DRAGOON (Disconnected Rapid Armament Group Overlook Operation Network)
    GENESIS (Gamma Emission by Nuclear Explosion Stimulate Inducing System)
    ERA (Electric reactive armor)
    EEE (Electrical & Electronics Engineering)
     
  19. Apr 9, 2008 #18

    Kurdt

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    I'm surprised nobody has said LASER yet. Then again Andre did say it was much better if it was an existing word.
     
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