A Conversation for Acronyms
Ross Started conversation Mar 26, 2002
Firstly, I must agree with the writer and Will Self an acronym must be a prononceable word, otherwise it is just an abreviation.
Here are some non IT acronyms:
NCIS (pronounced "encis") - the National Criminal Intelligence Service
NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (interestingly in Francophone countries it becomes OTAN)
CAP - Common Agricultural Policy
MAFF (now defunct) - Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
LASER - Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
SONAR - SOund NAvigation and Ranging
REME (pronounced reemee) - Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
TUPE (pronounced twopee) - Transfer of Undertakings Protection of Employment (a UK employment protection law)
from those days of teenage crushes & smutty humour:
SWALK - Sealed With A Loving Kiss
NORWICH - kNickers Off Ready When I Come Home
That will do for now - but I am sure there are a lot more genuine acronyms out there
Scattergun Posted Jul 11, 2002
Personal favourite -
"Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus"
Ross Posted Jul 12, 2002
mine is TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimension In Space - i think?)
I like Scuba, as well.
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