34 words that are actually acronyms

  1. (Navy) SEAL – SEa, Air, Land
  2. 3M – Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing
  3. AGA (stove) – Aktiebolaget Gasaccumulator (Swedish)
  4. BASE (jumping) – Building, Antenna, Span, or Earth
  5. BMW – Bavarian Motor Works (Bayerische Motoren Werke)
  6. CANOLA (oil) – CANada Oil, Low Acid
  7. CAPTCHA -Completely Automated Public Turing Test to Tell Computers and Humans Apart
  8. CARE (package) – Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe
  9. CD-ROM – Compact Disc Read-Only
  10. E-FIT – Electronic Facial Identification Technique
  11. EPCOT – Experimental Prototype Community Of Tomorrow
  12. GESTAPO – Geheime Staatspolizei (German)
  13. GIF – Graphics Interchange Format
  14. H & M – Hennes & Mauritz
  15. HUMVEE (HMMWV) – High-mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle
  16. IKEA – Ingvar Kamprad Elmtaryd Agunnaryd
  17. LASER – Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
  18. M & Ms – Mars & Murries
  19. NABISCO (biscuits) – NAtional BIScuit Company
  20. NERF – Non Expandable Recreational Foam
  21. PAKISTAN – Punjab, Afghania, Kashmir, Sindh and BaluchisAN
  22. RADAR – RAdio Direction/Detection and Ranging
  23. SCUBA – Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus
  24. SIM (card) – Subscriber Identification Module
  25. SMART (car) – Swatch Mercedes ART
  26. SNAFU – Situation Normal, All Fucked Up
  27. SONAR – Sound Navigation and Ranging
  28. SOS – does not stand for anything.
  29. SOWETO – South Western TOwnships
  30. SPAM – Special Processed American Meat or Shoulder of Pork and Ham
  31. TASER – Thomas A. Swift’s Electric Rifle
  32. TIME (magazine) – The International Magazine of Events
  33. YAHOO – Yet Another Hierarchical Official Oracle
  34. ZIP (code) – Zone Improvement Plan


Categories: Words

2 replies

  1. ESSO Fuel = Standard Oil company (SO)

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  2. FUBAR: Fucked/Fouled Up Beyond All Recognition/Any Repair/All Reason

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