Little Known Acronyms, Backronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations

Laser -> Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
PC World -> Personal Computer World
Scuba -> Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus
OK Computer -> Oll Korrect Computer
Radar -> RAdio Detection And Ranging

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DiS -> Drowned In Sound

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Pitchfork -> People In The Cool Happening Fun Oral Review Klub

should be aural really

Nasa -> National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Boost: Big On Oral Stimulation, Tasty!

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MARS - maltesers are really superior

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NASA - nerds arranging space adventures

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ATM Machine - Automated Teller Machine Machine

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Lime -> Lemon Is Manky Excrement

According to Big Lime

I THINK YOU’LL FIND SOME OF THESE EXAMPLES ARE INITIALISMS AND NOT ACRONYMS!!

-Epimer

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PIN: Put In Numbers

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An abbreviation is a truncated word; an acronym is made up of parts of the phrase it stands for and is pronounced as a word (ELISA, AIDS, GABA); an initialism is an acronym that is pronounced as individual letters (DNA, RT-PCR).

I will amend the title.

ALARM = A Loud And Ringy Memo

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GYMNASIUM - Gunning your muscles near a selection (of) increasingly underdressed males

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Cybernetic Operational Optimized Knights of Science

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Maths -> Mathematical Anti Telharsic Harfatum Septomin

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NASA - Nice And Safe Attitude

Acronym

A Clear Rendering Of Nastily—Yeelongated Messaging

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