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Old 05-20-2012, 07:48 AM   #1
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Sunday Special-Abbreviations & Acronyms

Sunday Special-Abbreviations & Acronyms
What do these stand for??

1. AIDS (medical)
2. BTU (measure)
3. CAM (technology, as in "Camcorder")
4. DDS (medical)
5. ESOP (payroll / investment)
6. FICA (government program)
7. GSA (Government)
8. HTML (computer tech)
9. IOC (sports)
10. JAG (military / legal)
11. KBPS (measurement)
12. LED (technology)
13. MODEM (technology)
14. NASDAQ (investment)
15. OPEC (geopolitical)
16. PIN (Scanning)
17. QVC (home shopping network)
18. RADAR (technology)
19. SCUBA (marine technology)
20. TKO (sports)
21. URL (technology)
22. VHS (technology)
23. WASP (socio-political)
24. YUPPIE (socio-political)
25. ZIP (as in "zip code")
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1. AIDS -acquired immune deficiency syndrome
2. BTU -British thermal unit
3. CAM -computer aided manufacture
4. DDS -doctor of dental surgery
5. ESOP -employee stock ownership plan
6. FICA -federal insurance contribution act
7. GSA General Services Administration
8. HTML -hyper text markup language
9. IOC -international Olympic committee
10. JAG -judge advocate general
11. KBPS Kilobytes per second
12. LED -light emitting diode
13. MODEM modulate / demodulate
14. NASDAQ -national association of security dealers and quotations
15. OPEC organization of petroleum exporting countries
16. PIN -Parcel identification number
17. QVC -quality value convenience
18. RADAR -radio detecting and ranging
19. SCUBA -self contained underwater breathing apparatus
20. TKO -technical knockout
21. URL -uniform resource locator
22. VHS -video home system
23. WASP -white Anglo Saxon protestant
24. YUPPIE -young upwardly mobile professional
25. ZIP -zone improvement plan

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Old 05-20-2012, 09:44 AM   #2
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I got them all (and could add to the list!).
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:51 AM   #3
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CAM as in camcorder is camera recorder.

CAM as computer aided manufacturing has nothing to do with camcorders. It's often paired with CAD (as in CAD/CAM) for computer aided design...
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Old 05-20-2012, 02:18 PM   #4
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Correct in red.

1. AIDS -acquired immune deficiency syndrome

2. BTU -British thermal unit
3. CAM -computer aided manufacture (after I read Andy's and decided I was right)
4. DDS -doctor of dental surgery
5. ESOP -employee stock ownership plan
6. FICA -federal insurance contribution act
7. GSA General Services Administration
8. HTML -hyper text markup language
9. IOC -international Olympic committee
10. JAG -judge advocate general
11. KBPS Kilobytes per second
12. LED -light emitting diode
13. MODEM modulate / demodulate
14. NASDAQ -national association of security dealers and quotations
15. OPEC organization of petroleum exporting countries
16. PIN -Parcel identification number
17. QVC -quality value convenience
18. RADAR -radio detecting and ranging
19. SCUBA -self contained underwater breathing apparatus
20. TKO -technical knockout
21. URL -uniform resource locator
22. VHS -video home system
23. WASP -white Anglo Saxon protestant
24. YUPPIE -young upwardly mobile professional
25. ZIP -zone improvement plan

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