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What is your favorite acronym?

Asked by Snoopy (5793points) August 23rd, 2008

hmm I see a trend here

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anthony81212's avatar

Institute (of)

from the movie Accepted

Harp's avatar

Favorite only because I’m in awe of the evil genius behind it:

USA PATRIOT Act—Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act

Skyrail's avatar

I like GNU which means: GNU’s Not Unix. A recursive acronym, brilliant eh?

Wow. Actually I’m all up for Harp’s favourite acronym, that’s awesome.

Snoopy's avatar

Harp. Did you make that up?

Lightlyseared's avatar

TLA. Three letter acronym

Snoopy's avatar

How about TMI?

Snoopy's avatar

and I don’t mean personal digital assistant, although I guess I could

Harp's avatar

nope, I’m not smart, or evil, enough. That’s its offical name.

Snoopy's avatar

@harp. I remember learning that the for gov’t or business related acronyms, it is best to come up w/ a catchy name or phrase first and then attach the words to get it to match the issue and the catchy word. Sounds like your example qualifies…..

kinda like MADD (Mothers against drunk driving….)

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Lightlyseared's avatar

From Red Dwarf (The BBC’s answer to Star Trek)...
The Committee for the Liberation and Integration of Terrifying Organisms and their Rehabilitation Into Society (or CLITORIS).

Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

United Network Command for Law Enforcement or U.N.C.L.E.


Technological Hierarchy for the Removal of Undesirables and the Subjugation of Humanity or T.H.R.U.S.H.

Both from the Man From Uncle one of my fave shows in my youth.

Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar



Under Pool or in Frizzer

kevbo's avatar

DSL (the one that has nothing to do with the Internet).

Also MILF because it’s as dirty as it sounds.

JackAdams's avatar

In the US Military, until strenuous objections were raised, an armed services chaplaincy organization was known as FUCCO.

I don’t recall the meaning of those letters, but they are also the spelling of an Italian surname.

August 23, 2008, 5:29 PM EDT

Snoopy's avatar

OK. I had to google some of these, LOL.

@wildflower BTW, RTFM has 59 definitions, so I am not sure which one you were thinking of….

wildflower's avatar

If asked, it’s of course “Fine” – but there is one that isn’t mentioned on that list that occasionally runs through the mind of anyone working with customer support….

JackAdams's avatar


August 23, 2008, 7:05 PM EDT

Snoopy's avatar

@wildflower. LOL

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August 23, 2008, 8:07 PM EST

shrubbery's avatar

figjam ;) (Fuck I’m Good Just Ask Me)
penis (Primal Enlightened Nobelmen In SocietyThe Adventures of Lano & Woodley episode titled ‘The Primal Warrior’)

emt333's avatar

always been a fan of NAMBLA…wait that came out wrong

Bri_L's avatar

idgah! i dont give a hoot. It was our non-cussing war cry.

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Amish_Ninja's avatar

LYLT=Love you long time ^.~

ItsAHabit's avatar

Acronym of the American Sociological Society.

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