What Is Your Favorite Acronym?

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  1. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 15 months ago

    Today, mine is "FUBAR".

    1. poppyr profile image94
      poppyrposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      We had some good ways to remember spelling when I was at school. Maybe others will remember them too. Like to spell "because," you have to remember "Big Elephants Can't Always Use Small Exits."

      There was one to remember the colours in a rainbow, too:
      Richard (Red)
      Of (Orange)
      York (Yellow)
      Gave (Green)
      Battle (Blue)
      In (Indigo)
      Vain (Violet)

      1. wilderness profile image96
        wildernessposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        The brings to mind the color code we learned in high school for electronics resistors:
        Bad Boys Rape Our Young Girls But Violet Gives Willingly

        black, brown, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, gray, white.

        Not very acceptable today, though!

        1. poppyr profile image94
          poppyrposted 15 months agoin reply to this

          Wow, that is very naughty indeed!

      2. lobobrandon profile image89
        lobobrandonposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        This is the only one I've used to remember something in school: My Very Experience Mother Just Showed Us Nine Planets

        Mercury Venus Earth Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune and Pluto in the right order (distance from the sun).

        1. poppyr profile image94
          poppyrposted 15 months agoin reply to this

          That one is brilliant. I might use it myself since I’m twenty-five and still can’t always remember which one’s which.

          1. lobobrandon profile image89
            lobobrandonposted 15 months agoin reply to this

            Haha. It is a pretty cool one.

    2. DzyMsLizzy profile image94
      DzyMsLizzyposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      FUBAR is good; related to SNAFU, but worse!  LOL

  2. wilderness profile image96
    wildernessposted 15 months ago

    I've always liked TANSTAAFL.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image87
      paradigmsearchposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Good one.

      Meanwhile, I stumbled across https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_m … lang_terms

    2. DzyMsLizzy profile image94
      DzyMsLizzyposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      I learned it with an "I" after the first "T" :  TINSTAAFL (There Is No Such Thing As A Free Lunch)

  3. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 15 months ago

    Forums are dead. I miss the good old days.

    1. lobobrandon profile image89
      lobobrandonposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      For this kind of stuff, there is a lot of activity on the topical forums. Go there tongue

      1. paradigmsearch profile image87
        paradigmsearchposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        Based on my conclusions these last several years, I respect you.

        1. lobobrandon profile image89
          lobobrandonposted 15 months agoin reply to this

          Haha, and me you. That's why I reply to most of your posts even if I don't want to directly contribute to a topic tongue But you would definitely get a lot of responses on the topical forums.

          1. DrMark1961 profile image97
            DrMark1961posted 15 months agoin reply to this

            Not on this one. If he changed it to "What is your favorite acronym for the midterm elections?" or "How does your favorite acronym encourage illegal immigration?" he would have all kinds of comments.
            Of course if he were really looking for a lot of participation he could ask "What is Trumps favorite acronym?"

            1. lobobrandon profile image89
              lobobrandonposted 15 months agoin reply to this

              Haha. I would respond to that.

  4. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 15 months ago

    Deal with:

    "Where is the man with the dog?"

    1. paradigmsearch profile image87
      paradigmsearchposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      I am not going to like the real-world answer.

    2. DrMark1961 profile image97
      DrMark1961posted 15 months agoin reply to this

      From Saddam Hussein or George W. Bush´s perspective?

      1. paradigmsearch profile image87
        paradigmsearchposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        A suddenly missing neighbor. I strongly suspect medical.

 
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