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Funniest Acronyms of all time

30 Sep 00 - 09:41 PM (#309302)
Subject: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Little Hawk

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.


30 Sep 00 - 10:01 PM (#309310)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Oversoul

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.


30 Sep 00 - 10:03 PM (#309312)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: hesperis

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


30 Sep 00 - 10:06 PM (#309315)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Little Hawk

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...


30 Sep 00 - 10:11 PM (#309320)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Little Hawk

No self-control, eh?


30 Sep 00 - 10:39 PM (#309338)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Bill D

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...


30 Sep 00 - 10:44 PM (#309340)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Bill D

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


30 Sep 00 - 10:45 PM (#309341)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: CarolC

*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


30 Sep 00 - 10:47 PM (#309343)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: CarolC

Bill D,

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

Carol


30 Sep 00 - 10:58 PM (#309349)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Bill D

must be!....LOL


30 Sep 00 - 11:27 PM (#309358)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: MarkS

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


30 Sep 00 - 11:30 PM (#309361)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: catspaw49

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


30 Sep 00 - 11:58 PM (#309377)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Troll

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


01 Oct 00 - 12:15 AM (#309384)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Chanteyranger

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.


01 Oct 00 - 12:54 AM (#309400)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: GUEST

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


01 Oct 00 - 01:24 AM (#309417)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: GUEST,rangeroger

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

rr


01 Oct 00 - 01:31 AM (#309420)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: rangeroger

OK,It's back.

rr


01 Oct 00 - 08:22 AM (#309497)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Mrs.Duck

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!!


01 Oct 00 - 08:40 AM (#309504)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Wavestar

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


01 Oct 00 - 11:42 AM (#309572)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Little Hawk

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.


01 Oct 00 - 12:01 PM (#309584)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Alan of Australia

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


01 Oct 00 - 12:54 PM (#309611)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Uncle_DaveO

You heard about the new action front called DAMN?






National Mothers against Dyslexia.

Dave Oesterreich


01 Oct 00 - 01:53 PM (#309655)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: GUEST

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


01 Oct 00 - 02:41 PM (#309678)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: WyoWoman

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


02 Oct 00 - 10:37 AM (#310206)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: GospelPicker (inactive)

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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02 Oct 00 - 12:20 PM (#310259)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Lady McMoo

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

mcmoo


02 Oct 00 - 12:21 PM (#310260)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Melani

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


02 Oct 00 - 05:01 PM (#310426)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: mousethief

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=


02 Oct 00 - 05:59 PM (#310477)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Mbo

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

--Matt being pedagogic


02 Oct 00 - 06:07 PM (#310486)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Melbert

Dublin Area Rapid Transit system is known as the "DART". I understand there were plans to extend this to the Finglas area, but these were shelved..........


02 Oct 00 - 06:21 PM (#310501)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Helen

BTW, FYI, IMHO & FWIW: you are all suffering from TLA (or FLA) syndrome.

Helen


03 Oct 00 - 04:23 AM (#310785)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Callie

I once worked for an organise which, after restructuring, called its PR Unit "Strategic Promotions Unit". It was quickly changed to "Strategic Development".

At University there was a club called "Student League Against Garfield" (that's the cat Garfield).

And the Graduate Diploma of Arts Management acronym is a good curse to have up your sleeve when you miss the bus on the way to lectures.

My favourite acronym is AAA: Australian Association for Acronyms.

Callie


03 Oct 00 - 08:09 AM (#310841)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Alan of Australia

G'day,
Then there's the Sydney Linux User's Group. It's a lot more active than its acronym would suggest.

Cheers,
Alan


03 Oct 00 - 08:22 AM (#310851)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: pastorpest

Years and years ago I was involved in setting up the Pastoral Institute of Northern Ontario (PINO). Pastoral institutes were ususally named for the city in which they are located but we avioded the name Pastoral Institute of Sudbury.


03 Oct 00 - 09:17 AM (#310879)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: GUEST,SCabby Doug (at work)

I heard an environmentalist describe the Highlands of Scotland - specifically Wester Ross, I think- as falling into the type of terrain known to scientists as MAMBA.

When asked to explain, he said "Miles And Miles of Bugger All"...


03 Oct 00 - 09:19 AM (#310880)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Snuffy

A friend's wife once informed that SCUBA was an aquanym!!


03 Oct 00 - 09:27 AM (#310883)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: sophocleese

Donut shops like to sell little round balls which are supposed to be the bitthat would fill the hole. Tom Horton's calls tham Timbits, Robin's Donuts call them Robin;s Eggs, but I just call them SFAs, sweet fuck alls.


03 Oct 00 - 06:34 PM (#311394)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Helen

TLA = three letter acronyms FLA = four letter acronyms

Helen


03 Oct 00 - 09:48 PM (#311540)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Mooh

For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge. Fornication Under Consent of the King. Neither of which are likely even remotely how the perfectly good word came to be. Fun anyway.

Reminds me of George Carlin's description of the word.

Mooh.


04 Oct 00 - 04:26 PM (#312160)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: RedCelt

Not precisley an acronym, but in the search for a license "call sign", urban legend has it that the University of North Texas almost signed up for one with the standard format. This is (west of the mississippi anyway) the letter K and then the three letter initials of the university, in this case UNT. put 'em all together and you get...(miss-spelled expletive deleted)

Jeff


04 Oct 00 - 10:30 PM (#312472)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Rich(bodhránai gan ciall)

"It must be getting close to Christmas. Mom and Dad are spelling their words." {last panel of a Family Circus cartoon strip with the parents reading the paper and talking about articles involving the FDA, CIA etc.


Rich


05 Oct 00 - 01:42 AM (#312576)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Elise

Well, my husband's family is fond of the many things Ford supposedly stands for (found on road dead, fix or repair daily). My favorite is a group that once picketed a screening of Disney's Fantasia. Sensitive Parents Against Scary Movies. SPASM...


05 Oct 00 - 11:21 PM (#313284)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: hesperis

There's always mp3.com's DAM CDs. Stands for Data And Music, but it is pronounced like a famous swear word. (I think you all know which one.)

Oops! I wasn't going to post to this thread!


05 Oct 00 - 11:25 PM (#313287)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Mbo

GICU2


02 Nov 09 - 09:52 AM (#2757893)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Lester

Pedantry Alert

"TLA = three letter acronyms FLA = four letter acronyms"

Neither FLA or TLA are acronyms as an acronyms must be pronounceable eg: NATO. They are in fact initialisms.


02 Nov 09 - 09:55 AM (#2757894)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Weasel

I heard a few years ago of the trombone quartet - Cambridge University New Trombone Section.


02 Nov 09 - 11:20 AM (#2757955)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Acorn4

We used to have a bit of fun with these in education:-

Personal
Re-training in the
Art of
Talking
Twaddle

Wasting
Everybody's
Time with
Further
Attempts to
Reorganise the
Timetable

or

Ascending
Rectum of
Senior
Executive in the
Hope of
Obtaining
Long
Expected
Scalepoint


02 Nov 09 - 11:22 AM (#2757959)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Bryn Pugh


02 Nov 09 - 11:23 AM (#2757960)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Bryn Pugh


02 Nov 09 - 01:07 PM (#2758036)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: VirginiaTam

I heard form a colleague who worked in HR at Essex County Council that a group of ten staff and consultants were put up for a week in posh hotel to come up with a nice little acronym that would signify the type of workers we are.

The original list of catch words

Supportive
Passionate
Effective
Responsive
Motivated

Read down the left side of that list.

It later became

Passionate
Responsive
Innovative
Supportive
Motivating

all in colours of the rainbow.

I wish they had stuck with SPERM.


02 Nov 09 - 01:27 PM (#2758047)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Bill D

I just remembered one!

After my cataract surgeries, a secondary membrane grew back, and I had to have it removed with a special device called a YAG laser. YAG stands for "yttrium aluminium garnet".

It always felt a bit awkward....until I realized they were not about to call it a GAY laser.


02 Nov 09 - 03:44 PM (#2758151)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: MGM·Lion

Not v original, but fits the thread title — I have always liked the message sent by man on way back from long day at work — 'Norwich' [Knickers Off Ready When I Come Home] -- which should perhaps take on new lease of life as being so very textable.


02 Nov 09 - 05:30 PM (#2758251)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Dave MacKenzie

For a short time I was chairman of the Ferranti Users Consultancy Committe.

And now my local authority is Cheshire West and Chester.


02 Nov 09 - 05:55 PM (#2758270)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Bill D

"Knickers" itself is a term that differentiates the US from the UK. Here we 'almost' always use more descriptive words which describe the garment: i.e., small pants.


02 Nov 09 - 06:58 PM (#2758325)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Dave the Gnome

We go away for a weekend every year as the Swinton Hardy Intrepid Tecking Society. It is a weekend of music, drink and hiking but the activities are usualy Weekend Activities Not Known In Normal Groups

:D (eG)


02 Nov 09 - 08:53 PM (#2758384)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Leadfingers

Snuffy - I was going to be all Po Faced and say what it is , till I reread the post ! Good One mate !!


03 Nov 09 - 01:30 AM (#2758438)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Little Robyn

The definition of CHAOS: Can't Have Anyone Over Staying.
That describes our place!
Sent by Robyn's daughter Katrina.


03 Nov 09 - 06:29 AM (#2758546)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Mr Red

We genuinely had an Adjacent Range Sensitvity Equaliser
but called it a Range Sensivity Equalizer.


03 Nov 09 - 07:15 AM (#2758574)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: GUEST,Seaking

We have a large number of offshore, normally unmanned, gas producion platforms which can only be accessed by helicopter for breakdown, critical maintenance etc. When the original react crew was set up it was named the Fast Acting Response Team. They were commonly known as the 'FART Squad' for years until PC won over and it became the Field Support Group.

Chris


03 Nov 09 - 08:48 PM (#2759070)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Joe_F

According to _Slang and Euphemism_, the longest acronym in the English language is IMBARS BIDBIB, which means "I may be a rotten sod, but I don't believe in bullshit". ("British, early 1900s.")


04 Nov 09 - 07:05 AM (#2759274)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: SPB-Cooperator

Annoying
Concept (of)
Recycling
Old
Names (with)
Your
Meanings


04 Nov 09 - 02:02 PM (#2759555)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Donuel

Leaking Underground storage Tanks


04 Nov 09 - 02:31 PM (#2759579)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: meself

Back in '000, Little Hawk pondered the meaning of "Lowe Tech." on a tee-shirt. Lowe Tech. is - or at least, was - a high school in Windsor, Ontario (it's still there, but I don't think it is still a "technical" school, so it is probably just "Lowe Secondary School" or something prosaic like that today).

It was presumably named after a Windsorite who was a popular, colourful, and, for a time, successful bootlegger. Ended up doing time, and lost all his ill-gotten gains; died in poverty.

Btw, is Lowe a Scottish name? Many if not most of the schools in Windsor are named after Scots.


04 Nov 09 - 03:26 PM (#2759614)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: VirginiaTam

This morning, I got to lift spirits of 3 former colleagues (from team I used to work for). Work and life in general getting everybody down. I think it is full moon.

Anyway, about 3 emails in for each one, i decided I need to start a business

Your Other Mother Associates (YOMA – Yo, Ma!). Staffed by women of a certain age, bearing warm cookies and good advice and a cuddle to all in need.

One colleague came back with request to work for me, but was afraid she would only get the bad cases, because she didn't feel like being nice to people.

I made her head of the KUTA (Kick Up the Ass) department.

I think we can really make a go of this.


04 Nov 09 - 03:37 PM (#2759622)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Bainbo

There really was - maybe still is - a Tyne and Wear Arson Taskforce. Don't recall them ever using an acronym.


04 Nov 09 - 05:08 PM (#2759701)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: gnu

Why? Are they a "bunch"?


04 Nov 09 - 06:33 PM (#2759749)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Paul Burke

Funny Assumptions In The Head


04 Nov 09 - 06:41 PM (#2759755)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T

Just a few hatched up by a bunch of school caretakers:-

ARSE - Attention Restricted to Something Easy
BUGGER - Behaviourally Unstable Geographic Grouping – Extermination Recommended
TOSSER - Thick Or Stupid – Simple Education Required
SHITE - Sadly He Isn't Terribly Enthusiastic
TWERP - Terminally Worthless Educationally Restricted Pupil
SCUMBAG - Simply Can't Understand – Mostly Bleats And Grumbles
LOSER - Lack Of Sense Exerts Restrictions
SHITBAG - Seriously Hyper-Inactive, Terminally Below Activity Grade
WANKER - Wandering Attention, Never Knowing Educational Requirements
PRICK - Permanent Restriction In Core Knowledge

Also the two cleaning products which no advertising agency wanted to promote:-

1. Finest Universal Cleanser Known...."If Persil won't whiten it F... It!"

2. Best Universal Grit Grime and Effluent Remover.

Don T.


04 Nov 09 - 07:52 PM (#2759789)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Bill D

acronyms for other species.


04 Nov 09 - 10:40 PM (#2759852)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: GUEST,.gargoyle

This one is true ... since a guest cannot post http content "below the line" you may verify it with:

AB1176_Ammiano_Veto_Message.

No Snopes needed.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger - California USA
October 28, 2009

At a San Francisco dinner - while the "govenator" was speaking a local assembly politician shouted out, "You Lie! - Kiss My Faggot Ass!" (A faggot in Frisco is a "badge of honor"- unlike England where they are only intended for emolition - or Scotland where, (from recent Mudcat posts) they tend to kee bonnie boy bums beneath their kilts.) The "faggot" sound bytes are on record...it is not "gay" as reported by some of the press.

When the local's pol's bill "for increased dock-funding" was vetoed it came came back with this note from Schjwarzenegger's office. (The Germanic people - have a delightful barley sense of humor - much more direct than the dry-rye witted Brits)

Take the First Letter of each line.

I am returning "California" Assembly Bill 1176 without my signature.

For some time now I have lamented the fact that major issues are overlooked shile many
unnecessary bills come to me for consideration. Water refore, prison reform, and health
care are major issues my Administration has brounght to the table, but the Legislature just
kicks the can down the alley.

Yet another legislative year has come and gone without the major reforms Californians
overwhelmingly deserve. In light of this, and after careful consideration, I believe it is
unnecessary to sign this measure at this time.

Sincerely,
Arnold Schwarzenegger

SINCERELY,
Gargoyle

TCP Connection Connection: 71.425.19.144: http from 78.174.153.71: 1964, 1095 bytes sent, 1253 bytes received, 2:72.004 elapsed time


05 Nov 09 - 02:43 AM (#2759897)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: HuwG

In the British armed forces, the NAAFI is the "Navy, Army and Air Force Institute"; they run cafes, tea vans etc. It also sometimes appeared on the annual appraisal forms of unwilling soldiers, where it stood for "No Ambition, and f*** all Interest".


05 Nov 09 - 06:31 AM (#2759989)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Mr Happy

Many years ago, when I was starting out to become computer literate, I joined an initial beginners course at a local college.

The course's name: 'Computer Literacy and Information Technology'

I guess they had to insert the word 'and' to make the acronym 'CLAIT' more acceptable?

Also, way back in the 70's, there was a British trade union, the Electrical, Electronic, Telecommunications and Plumbing Union, known as EETPU! - ugh!!


05 Nov 09 - 07:30 AM (#2760020)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Nigel Parsons

First Aid Nursing Yeomanry


05 Nov 09 - 12:46 PM (#2760221)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: VirginiaTam

when i first started working for the state, i wrote the following last verse to be rapped/sung to Coolio's Gansta Paradise


whatever happened to the good old words
now zapped by language impaired nerds
seems "hooked on phonics" didn't work for them
another day, another acronym
*****
god send us noah webster's son
the english speaker's salvation
to this paperwork land, where we chant the hymn
another day another acronym
*****
looking at these forms i don't have a clue
just what is what or who is who
am i just another working "anachronym?"
another day, another acronym
*****
these nonsyllabic words i just don't get
when did they downsize the alphabet?
you know our bureaucratic future's pretty grim
another day another acronym
*****
now it seems we're spending most our lives
in a scrabble cheater's paradise
so if your letter tray's full up to the brim
you can make another acronym
*****
it's time to make another acronym
*****
go on and make another acronym


05 Nov 09 - 06:32 PM (#2760451)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Joe_F

In the days when railroads were important, every railroad acronym had its dysphemic reading -- e.g., DL&W for Delaware, Lackawanna & Western became Delay, Linger & Wait. Carl Sandburg has a catalog of them in one of his poems.


06 Nov 09 - 02:07 PM (#2761020)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Dave MacKenzie

And two of the major computer manufactureres when I got into IT were

ICL - It Can't Last (whatever happened to....) and

IBM - It's Being Mended


06 Nov 09 - 06:11 PM (#2761174)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T

""ICL - It Can't Last (whatever happened to....)""

It Didn't!

Don T.


06 Nov 09 - 07:27 PM (#2761218)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Dave MacKenzie

Yeah, but was it ever mended?


07 Nov 09 - 09:36 AM (#2761489)
Subject: RE: Funniest Acronyms of all time
From: Genie

I believe G W Bush's endeaver to topple the Saddam Hussein regime was initially (double entendre noted) dubbed "Operation Iraqi Liberation" but was very quickly changed to "Operation Iraqi Freedom" when his administration noticed the unintended, albeit true, implication of the initial name.