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Muse Ran
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daily usage of Acronyms &Abbreviations - share more

fyi - for your information...
 
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TLA - Three Letter Acronym
XTLA - eXtended Three Letter Acronym
 
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BYOB - Bring your own beer

 
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Although there is some disagreement, the general consensus is that something has to be pronounced as a word to be called an acronym. Acronyms are not constrained to being just the first letter of each word though. So, modem (from modulator-demodulator) is an acronym while TLA is not. URL might be or might not be, and JPEG is a weird hybrid. They're all abbreviations of course.

There's a tour company in Vietnam called Phuong Trang, which abbreviates its name as PuTa Tours. (See a Spanish dictionary to see why that's funny.) I believe that would still qualify as an acronym.
 
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I swear, I once worked on a software project for the feds and the specs called for our doc to include an LOA...

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Jesper - I'm LOVING wikipedia's writeup of RAS syndrome... but they forgot SALT talks
 
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If I'm not familiar with an abbreviation, I look it up: http://www.acronymfinder.com/
 
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Greg Charles wrote:There's a tour company in Vietnam called Phuong Trang, which abbreviates its name as PuTa Tours. (See a Spanish dictionary to see why that's funny.)


In some parts of Europe (possibly other parts of the world as well) Mitsubishi sell an SUV called the Pajero. In Spain it has a different name (See a Spanish dictionary to see why)
 
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Ah, I know why, but I'm not sure you can find it in a Spanish dictionary since the word is slang, and, IIRC, only in a few Spanish flavors. Nevertheless, Pajeros are call Monteros in the U.S. market because of the Spanish speakers here. In Viet Nam you could potentially see a Puta (tour bus) being followed by several Pajeros.
 
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Greg Charles wrote:Ah, I know why, but I'm not sure you can find it in a Spanish dictionary since the word is slang, and, IIRC, only in a few Spanish flavors. Nevertheless, Pajeros are call Monteros in the U.S. market because of the Spanish speakers here. In Viet Nam you could potentially see a Puta (tour bus) being followed by several Pajeros.


I'm pretty sure they're called Monteros in Spain as well.
I've been learning Castillian Spanish and one of the lecturers did tell the class about Mitsubishi's slight marketing faux pas (although I had heard it before).
It's certainly in my dictionary, but it is rather a large dictionary.
 
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Iowa - Idiots out wandering around

Note I can say this, as I am an Iowan, and with the blizzard last night/today, I saw MANY idiots out wandering around. And yes, I was one of them.
 
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Greg Charles wrote:There's a tour company in Vietnam called Phuong Trang, which abbreviates its name as PuTa Tours. (See a Spanish dictionary to see why that's funny.) I believe that would still qualify as an acronym.

More of a syllabic abbreviation, like Interpol and Gestapo and Komsomol.
 
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This is a very least known acronym:

"News paper"


Lets see if any one can guess it ....


 
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Is there any full form for 'Paper'? I know for news.
 
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north east west south past and present report
 
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One from Hindi:

TTMM - Tu Tera Main Mera

This means, you pay for yourself & I pay for myself.

It’s very common when someone asks you for a party.
 
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simply

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