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Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Mbo
Date: 02 Oct 00 - 05:59 PM

Actually, Robert E. Lee never called them "Yankees". He referred to them as "those people".

--Matt being pedagogic


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Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: mousethief
Date: 02 Oct 00 - 05:01 PM

My cubicle mate here at work has had his new business cards printed up. We work in spare airplane parts, forecasting the airlines' future needs for same (so we can have them all made and waiting when the purchase orders come in), and then determining whether our forecasts where right.

His cards have this as his work gruop:

Forecasting Accuracy & Reliability Team

Alex
O..O
=o=


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Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Melani
Date: 02 Oct 00 - 12:21 PM

And who can forget that the First Unitarian Church of Berkeley is actually located in the town of Kensington?


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Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Lady McMoo
Date: 02 Oct 00 - 12:20 PM

I believe that there were plans once during the liberalization of universities in the UK for a Central University of North Tyneside,

mcmoo


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Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: GospelPicker (inactive)
Date: 02 Oct 00 - 10:37 AM

Those of you who have read or posted to the "40 things you won't hear a Southern boy say" will have read (or skipped) my narrative about the statue of Robert E. Lee that is in New Orleans... He is facing north and a YMCA building has been directly opposite the monument for years... Friend told me that the local story goes that General Lee is facing the building with his eyes turned north cause he thinks YMCA stands for (Y)ankees (M)ight (C)ome (A)gain

GospelPicker

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Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: WyoWoman
Date: 01 Oct 00 - 02:41 PM

Oh, heck. Exacerbate away. We're all master exacerbators around here anyway...

When I was in college and was surrounded by all the sorority chicks and was a drama major all got up in black turtleneck and reading Sartre and Hesse and simply could NOT be bothered by all that foo-foo pink sorority girl crap, I had a sweatshirt made up for my OWN sorority: Gamma Delta Iota.

Very few put together that it was G.D.I., for "Goddamned Independent..."

Within a year half of them had donned black turtlenecks of their own and were dropping acid and turned those great organizational skills toward anti-war moritoria anyway ...

ww


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Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Oct 00 - 01:53 PM

Gnu's Not Unix reminds me of the old mail utility PINE which came out after Elm, and meant Pine Is Not Elm I also like the helpdesk acronym PEBCAK Problem exists between chair and keyboard

cheers sorry to exacerbate the thread creep


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Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 01 Oct 00 - 12:54 PM

You heard about the new action front called DAMN?






National Mothers against Dyslexia.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Alan of Australia
Date: 01 Oct 00 - 12:01 PM

G'day,
Maybe it's not funny, but one of my favourites is the recursive acronym GNU - GNU's Not Unix.

Or: Alan's Looking At Nancy (inspired by this thread). Which leads to: Nancy, Alan's Not Caught Yet....

Cheers,
Alan


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Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Little Hawk
Date: 01 Oct 00 - 11:42 AM

Anyone seen that new comic "Get Fuzzy", with the skinny guy, his dog Satchel, and his psychotic Siamese cat, Bucky? It's a hoot! I love it!

Anyway, the skinny guy (can't remember his name) often wears a teeshirt emblazoned with the University crest "LOWE TECH". I like that one. I wonder just what it stands for?

Back in the 60's, you used to see a lot of teeshirts with "F.U.C.K. U." printed on them, of course, in the usual big letters.

Very decent of the British high command to change "sow" to "cow". Har! Har!

I like Chrissie Hynde too! Owoooo!!!.....and she likes Dylan.


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Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Wavestar
Date: 01 Oct 00 - 08:40 AM

Alert - Thread creep towards music!

"What kind of a name is Students Against the Treacherous use of Fur? Fur is already dead, and besides a name like that doesn't make a good acronym..."

-Dar Williams, The Pointless Yet Poignant Crisis of a Coed

And yes, Sam Houston Institute of Tech. did/does exist. Trust the Texans.

-J


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Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 01 Oct 00 - 08:22 AM

I am told this is a true story. Several years ago a new college was founded in the Sheffield area which was called the Sheffield and Hallamshire Institute of Technology and new note paper was duly ordered and the logo was the initials of the college. Needless to say this was changed when the paper arrived bearing the word SHIT blzened accross the top!!


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Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: rangeroger
Date: 01 Oct 00 - 01:31 AM

OK,It's back.

rr


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Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: GUEST,rangeroger
Date: 01 Oct 00 - 01:24 AM

The above guest is me. Guess I've got to reset my cookie.

rr


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Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Oct 00 - 12:54 AM

While in England my father was stationed at Commander in Chief,Naval Forces Europe.CINCUSNAVEUR.Known as Sink Us Never.

I menioned it in another acronym thread,but it deserves repeating.The name of the train at the San Diego Wild Animal Park is the Wgasa Bush Line.Named when someone said,"Who gives a shit anyway", about what to name it.

rr


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Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 01 Oct 00 - 12:15 AM

The San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers, because of it's membership and activities outside of San Francisco, almost changed the name to Bay Area Regional Fiddlers. It never made it past the initial discussion stage.


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Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Troll
Date: 30 Sep 00 - 11:58 PM

In WWII England the commander of the womens aux. at any command was refered to as the "Senior Officer, Women" or S.O.W. When this blooper was pointed out to the upper echelon, they issued an order to the effect that the designation, "Senior Officer, Women" was to be immediately changed to" Chief Officer, Women".

troll


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Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: catspaw49
Date: 30 Sep 00 - 11:30 PM

The local school district here is Fairfield-Union and when it first formed there was a big push amongst the kids at taht time to be called the "Charging Knights."

The acronym isn't funny, but there is a part on most automotive engines to reduce nitrous oxide emissions by lowering combustion temperature through injecting exhaust gas back into the chambers reducing the amount of squelch area....In any case, its called an EGR valve, meaning Exhaust Gas Recirculation. Now if you were to install one of those on your ass..............

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: MarkS
Date: 30 Sep 00 - 11:27 PM

Davecoje
Chrissie Hynde - Oh My Heart Yes - Where do I get that bumper sticker?


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Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Bill D
Date: 30 Sep 00 - 10:58 PM

must be!....LOL


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Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: CarolC
Date: 30 Sep 00 - 10:47 PM

Bill D,

Is the football team for the Sam Huston Institute of Technology called the Shitkickers?

Carol


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Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: CarolC
Date: 30 Sep 00 - 10:45 PM

*THREAD CREEP*

Little Hawk, DC as in District of Columbia?

If so, and if you ever go to visit her, give me a holler. I live close by.

Carol


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Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Bill D
Date: 30 Sep 00 - 10:44 PM

although! *grin*...A search DOES bring up many references to old S.H.I.T.....including this!http://bufo.geo.orst.edu/pb/pb_view.html


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Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Bill D
Date: 30 Sep 00 - 10:39 PM

a Quaker institution in Wichita 'briefly' called itself "Friends University of Central Kansas" before the light dawned and they erased all trace of THAT faux pas.

(I heard once of the "Sam Houston Institute of Technology"...but doubt the place exists)....I have BEEN in Friends University...


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Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Little Hawk
Date: 30 Sep 00 - 10:11 PM

No self-control, eh?


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Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Little Hawk
Date: 30 Sep 00 - 10:06 PM

That reminds me...my cousin Karen (from DC) was and is a very serious vegetarian and animal rights advocate. She had a bumper sticker that read:

LOVE ANIMALS
DON'T EAT THEM

Her older sister, Stephanie, sneaked out one night with a razor blade and removed the word "Don't" so that it read: LOVE ANIMALS
EAT THEM

Karen drove around for a week or two before she noticed. Boy, was she ever mad!!!

Geez, I'm committing thread creep on my own thread...


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Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: hesperis
Date: 30 Sep 00 - 10:03 PM

I am NOT posting here, Little Hawk - Oh, sheet!


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Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Oversoul
Date: 30 Sep 00 - 10:01 PM

This is a parody of a famous acronym, PETA - People for the Eating of Tasty Animals. Displayed most commonly as "bumper stickers" on pickup trucks driven by guys that look like they might whistle at Chrissie Hynde.


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Subject: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Little Hawk
Date: 30 Sep 00 - 09:41 PM

The winner may just be Richard Nixon's 1972 "Committee to Re-elect the President, otherwise known as...

CREEP

Then there was the recently formed Canadian Conservative Alliance Reform Party...

CCRAP (they later changed it, because it became the butt of so many jokes)

And then my favourite...At the time of Pearl Harbor the top US Navy command was called...

CINCUS

(pronounced "sink us")

They changed that one too, not long after the Dec 7 Japanese attack.


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