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Acronyms

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Acronyms

#1 Post by Dave B » August 1st, 2011, 5:39 pm

How's about an acronym game?

SHIT - Society for Holistic Infant Therapy

SPIT - Society for the Prevention of Idiotic Therapies

BUGGER - British United Group of Gerontologists Engaged in Research (we need one of these!)

[Later - OK, just remembered there is another "acronym" game - but this is slightly different.]
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Re: Acronyms

#2 Post by jamesjones950 » August 2nd, 2011, 6:24 pm

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Re: Acronyms ????

#3 Post by jaywhat » August 3rd, 2011, 6:59 am

we've got one

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Re: Acronyms ????

#4 Post by Dave B » August 3rd, 2011, 10:32 am

jaywhat wrote:we've got one
Which - a game, a Pontiac or a Poor Old Nutter? :D
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Re: Acronyms ????

#5 Post by jamesjones950 » August 3rd, 2011, 7:12 pm

Dave B wrote:
jaywhat wrote:we've got one
Which - a game, a Pontiac or a Poor Old Nutter? :D
or even a Cadillac?
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Re: Acronyms

#6 Post by Nick » August 4th, 2011, 12:44 pm

When I was a lowly articled clerk, I was repremanded for abbreivating the name of the firm's client, the Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child to...
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...SPUnC. WOuld have been even better if they substituted "Kid" for "Child"..... :D

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#7 Post by Dave B » August 4th, 2011, 12:55 pm

:laughter:

When working for a company making units that had to undergo a thorough climatic workout we attached an unofficial label to them if they died during the process:

F. U. C. T.

for Failed Under Conditions of Test

Then a miserable boss with a sense of humour bypass told us not to do it.
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Re: Acronyms

#8 Post by jamesjones950 » August 4th, 2011, 5:50 pm

I have a couple which I thought up as suitable for defacing religious signs and posters, only please note, I say "thought", as I am not a vandal.

TING There is no God

TANG There are no Gods

or you could have DING or DANG, where D = Definitely.
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#9 Post by Dave B » August 4th, 2011, 6:25 pm

POSER
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Poor Old Sod Emulating Romeo
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Re: Acronyms

#10 Post by jamesjones950 » August 16th, 2011, 8:52 pm

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#11 Post by Dave B » August 16th, 2011, 9:33 pm

Good one, jj!
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#12 Post by jamesjones950 » August 22nd, 2011, 7:14 pm

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#13 Post by jamesjones950 » August 26th, 2011, 9:38 pm

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#14 Post by jaywhat » August 27th, 2011, 6:54 am

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#15 Post by Griblet » August 27th, 2011, 11:42 am

When they started reorganising the colleges in Sunderland and Newcastle, it is said that they came up with the name City University of Newcastle on Tyne. It was noticed and changed before the opening date, but all manner of stationery and notices had to be scrapped at immense cost.
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#16 Post by Dave B » August 27th, 2011, 12:25 pm

It seems that at one time the most senior officer in charge of the WRNS was called the Chief Officer, Women's Royal Naval Service (she not allowed to be called an Admiral, or even an Admiraless). This was, of course, abbreviated to C.O.W. in common parlance.

This being deemed insubordination they changed her title to Senior Officer, Women's Royal Naval Service.

[This is possibly apocryphal - but I like it!]
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#17 Post by Tetenterre » August 27th, 2011, 1:06 pm

Another possibly apocryphal one:

In the 1970s, there was in some government department an Extractive Industries Environmental Information Officer by the name of McDonald.
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#18 Post by Griblet » August 27th, 2011, 5:42 pm

My late mother in law and I founded the anti-vegetable pressure group Society for the Abolition of Vegetables from the English Diet.
Membership is now down to one. Anybody fancy joining?
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#19 Post by Nick » August 27th, 2011, 8:28 pm

Maybe you should ask Big Mama if SAVED could have a nice Special Interest Group section..... :D



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#20 Post by Griblet » August 28th, 2011, 7:59 pm

^ :pointlaugh: Or shouldn't I be laughing?
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