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Old 10-16-2011, 06:22 AM   #1
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Sunday Special - Initials and Acronyms

Sunday Special - Initials and Acronyms

On this subject, a little nostalgia to start.........
"My name is Raymond J. Johnson, Jr. Now you can call me Ray, or you can call me J, or you can call me Johnny, or you can call me Sonny, or you can call me Junie, or you can call me Junior; now you can call me Ray J, or you can call me RJ, or you can call me RJJ, or you can call me RJJ Jr.", but you doesn't hasta call me Johnson!"

Fill out the following initials....

1. AARP (organization)
2. BOGOF (retail Sales)
3. CARE (Aid Agency)
4. FIFO (HR and Industry)
5. GIGO (computers)
6. A&M (Records)
7. COLECO (Game System)
8. COMCAST
9. IVF (medical)
10. GEICO (Insurance)
11. CPU (computers)
12. NECCO (Candy)
13. JPEG (Computers)
14. SADD (Organization)
15. CCU (Medical)
16. ARM (Banking)
17. SCUBA (Equipment)
18. GATT (Government)
19. YTM (Investment)
20. AMC (Theaters)
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1. American Association of Retired Persons
2. Buy One Get One Free
3. Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere
4. First In First Out
5. Garbage In Garbage Out
6. Alpert & Moss
7. Connecticut Leather Company (their first products- leather goods)
8. from communications and broadcast.
9. In Vitro Fertilization
10. from Government Employees Insurance Company
11. Central Processing Unit
12. New England Confectionery Company
13. Joint Photographic Experts Group
14. Students Against Driving Drunk / Students Against Destructive Decisions.
15. Coronary Care Unit
16. Adjustable Rate Mortgage
17. Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus
18. General Agreement On Trade And Tariffs
19. Yield to Maturity
20. American Multi-Cinema

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Old 10-16-2011, 07:09 AM   #2
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Sunday Special - Initials and Acronyms

On this subject, a little nostalgia to start.........
"My name is Raymond J. Johnson, Jr. Now you can call me Ray, or you can call me J, or you can call me Johnny, or you can call me Sonny, or you can call me Junie, or you can call me Junior; now you can call me Ray J, or you can call me RJ, or you can call me RJJ, or you can call me RJJ Jr.", but you doesn't hasta call me Johnson!"

Fill out the following initials....

1. AARP (organization)
2. BOGOF (retail Sales)
3. CARE (Aid Agency)
4. FIFO (HR and Industry)
5. GIGO (computers)
6. A&M (Records)
7. COLECO (Game System)
8. COMCAST
9. IVF (medical)
10. GEICO (Insurance)
11. CPU (computers)
12. NECCO (Candy)
13. FAQ (Computers)
14. SADD (Organization)
15. CCU (Medical)
16. ARM (Banking)
17. SCUBA (Equipment)
18. GATT (Government)
19. YTM (Investment)
20. AMC (Theaters)
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1. American Association of Retired Persons
2. Buy One Get One Free
3. Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere
4. First In First Out
5. Garbage In Garbage Out
6. Alpert & Moss
7. Connecticut Leather Company (their first products- leather goods)
8. from communications and broadcast.
9. In Vitro Fertilization
10. from Government Employees Insurance Company
11. Central Processing Unit
12. New England Confectionery Company
13. Joint Photographic Experts Group
14. Students Against Driving Drunk / Students Against Destructive Decisions.
15. Coronary Care Unit
16. Adjustable Rate Mortgage
17. Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus
18. General Agreement On Trade And Tariffs
19. Yield to Maturity
20. American Multi-Cinema
For number 13 you have FAQ listed for initials but Joint Photographics Experts Group listed as the answer. FAQ = Frequently Asked Questions. Jpeg = Joint Photographics Experts Group. Had to learn that one in graphics programming. :)

For 15, CCU can also be synonimous with ICU (Intensive Care Unit), standing for Critical Care Unit, depending on the hoapital. The staff at the hospital I used to work for used the two interchangebly.
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Old 10-16-2011, 07:13 AM   #3
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.................probably my editor's fault ..........

Somebody wanna fix it -- Change FAQ to JPEG
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Old 10-16-2011, 07:16 AM   #4
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Silly editors. :)
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Old 10-16-2011, 07:23 AM   #5
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.................probably my editor's fault ..........

Somebody wanna fix it -- Change FAQ to JPEG
Probably a SNAFU
JCL (mainframe computer operation)
SDO (military)
NCO (military)
CPO (military)
FPO (military)
PX (military)
BAM (military)
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Old 10-16-2011, 07:52 AM   #6
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Hint- none of the above is likely to be a DRO
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:52 AM   #7
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Always a favorite!

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Old 10-16-2011, 10:23 AM   #8
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Ty, ty, ty !
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Old 10-16-2011, 10:25 AM   #9
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Probably a SNAFU
JCL (mainframe computer operation)
SDO (military)
NCO (military)
CPO (military)
FPO (military)
PX (military)
BAM (military)


okay -----except for CPO, and FPO, I'm stumped here,
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Old 10-16-2011, 10:32 AM   #10
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JCL = job control language
SDO = staff duty officer
NCO = non-commissioned officer
PX = post exchange (aka AAFES)
BAM = female Marine (an anatomical reference not appreciated by the fairer sex)
DRO = dining room orderly

Given your location I guess you sknow what SEPTA is.
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Old 10-27-2011, 01:44 PM   #11
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Just goes to show. I got all the military acronyms and almost none of the others. Even BAM, which I always felt was unfair since all the female marines I've met were cute and slim.

BX
WAF
WAVE
WAC
AFB
AB
ANZAC
SEATO
NATO

You know people used to tell me how the military had it's own language. Then I went to work in academia and thought I'd go crazy with their abbreviations and acronyms. Then I went to work at a vet's and medical jargon will drive you nuts!
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