Often used as jargon, acronyms assist communication as short cuts instead of long terms. They become part of the jargon of distinct professions to save time. To the laity, jargon acts as a barrier to clear meaningful communication. Acronyms and emojis became much more prevalent with the rise of SMS texting and twitter.
Acronyms have been around for yonks. Try these:
**JEEP, WOWSER, WASP, PAKISTAN, NAZI, AWOL, POSH, SCUBA,
Try these more modern ones for income groups:
**YUPPIE, DINK, SITCOM, DIAMOND,LOMBARD, ZIT, SWELL, WOOP/ WOOLIES
COMPUTERS have coined a number of lasting Acronyms:
* **SOHO, BASIC, CISC, RISC, FAQ, OTOH, LASER, ***
THE MEDICAL field uses a superfluity of abbreviations to speed up communication:
* DOA, AIDS, CPR, CFS, HIV, IV, ….*
Politics uses acronyms for a number of organisations. Do you know these?
*** NATO, ANZACS, SEATO, APEC, ARMY, UNESCO, SALT***
Here are some general ones you should become familiar with:
***MBA, XPT, UFO, ASH, SNAFU, **FUBAR, COP, NIMBY, POSSUM,
*** HIPPIES, ZIPPIES BITCH, SSAE, NOTA, *SCUD, SNAG, CHOP, HART, TGIF
JEEP - General Purpose vehicle from WWI.
WOWSER - We Only Want Social Evils Remedied
WASP - White Anglo Saxon Protestant
PAKISTAN - Punjab, Afghan, Kashmir (istan)
NAZI - National Arbeiters (workers) Socialist Institute
AWOL - Absent Without Official Leave
POSH - Port side Out, Starboard Home
SCUBA - Self-contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus
YUPPIE - Young Upwardly (mobile) Professional Person in Earnest
DINK - Double income no kids
SITCOM - Single Income Two Children One Mortgage
DIAMOND - Double Income Awesome Mortgage On No Deposit
LOMBARD - Lots of Money But A Real Dickhead
ZIT - Zero Income Teenager
“NINJA” borrowers – people with no income, no job, no assets and no chance of voting for Labor.
SWELL - Single Woman Earning Lots of Money
WOOP/ WOOLIES - well off older Persons (Ladies in Easy Street)
SOHO - Small Office Home Office
BASIC - Beginners Assimilated Systematic Instruction Codes
CISC -Complex Instruction Set Computing
RISC - Reduced Instruction Set Computing
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
OTOH - On The Other Hand
LASER - Light Amplified Simulated Emission Radiation
THE MEDICAL* field*
DOA - Dead on Arrival
AIDS - Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
CPR - Coronary Pulmonary Resuscitation
CFS - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
HIV - Human Immunodeficiency Virus
IV - Intra Venus
PTSD - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
COD - Compulsive Obsessive Disorder
NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
ANZACS - Australian New Zealand Army Corps
SEATO - South East Asia Treaty Organisation
APEC - Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
UNESCO – United Nations Education Scientific Cultural Organisation
SALT - Strategic Arms Limitation Talks
TINA - There Is No Alternative
MBA - Master of Business Associates (Married But Available)
POI - Profit On Investment
XPT - Express Passenger Train
UFO - Unidentified Flying Object
SNAFU - Situation Normal All Fouled Up
FUBAR - F*cked Up Beyond All Recognition
COP - Constable on Patrol
PIG - Pride, Integrity, Guts
NIMBY - Not in My Back Yard
POSSUM, (POSMS) - Positive Outlook Self Motivated Speakers
HIPPIES -Helping Produce Peaceful Individuals
ZIPPIES - Zen Inspired Professional Pagans
BITCH - Brilliant Intelligent Talented Cunning Helpful
SSAE - Stamped Self-Addressed Envelop
NOTA - None Of The Above
SCAB - School Clean-up And Beautification
SNAG - Sensitive New Age Guy
CHOP - Chauvinist Hedonistic Opinionated Person
HART - Halt All Racist Tours
TGIF - Thank God Its Friday or Toes Go In First
PANK - Professional Aunt No Kids
Acronyms are fun words. Comprised of the first letter of a series of words, small punchy acronyms have risen in popularity due to texting and social media. If you’ve only got 140 characters and are typing and reading on a small handheld screen, you need to improvise. That is, YN2I. We’re not sure if that one will catch on.
SWAK Sealed With A Kiss.
ICYMI In Case You Missed It.
**FWIW **For What It’s Worth.
FYEO For Your Eyes Only
EOM End of Message
TLDR Too Long Didn’t Read
ROTFL Rolling On The Floor Laughing
**FTW ** For The Win.
TYVM Thank You Very Much
DILLIGAF, “do I look like I give a fuck?”
Only Losers Obey YOLO: the rise and fall of Gen Y slang
Stop asking us to find your X.
She’s not coming back to you.
And stop asking Y.
O. J. ‘s internet address: //.\\. Esc.
PEOPLE are using a variety of methods to get their message through. Sometimes a subtle approach is more effective and impressive. What do these messages mean?
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MANY CARS TODAY HAVE ENCRYPTED LICENCE PLATES. Can you decode the following ones?
1BM 2NV, PIGBUM, KEPT PIT H₂0, 123 ANT, UNROOL, RUA QT2, MT8
FIG JAM IWL YFE, BMD BLU, GLASSY, PIG B8,
TROWEL, CAK E2U, WHO O5H, OHL OOK, PPP PPP, THA NKS
NET 018, 4UW EXL, FRI JR8, ISO 4U, POO ooR, PIX LOX
VET 2U PET RIP GG DOC K9 VET 4UI SHU, ISH U4U.
Snafu is a neologism that originated as an acronym for “s(ituation) n(ormal): a(ll) f(ouled) u(p).” During World War II, soldiers used the phrase to describe the general disorder of war. ** Dictionary.com**