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Re: Least Recognisable Acronym

Postby Carmeister » Sun Oct 25, 2015 1:52 am UTC

TFAE is the followeing are equivalent

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Re: Least Recognisable Acronym

Postby faubiguy » Sun Oct 25, 2015 3:57 am UTC

MIME is Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions. Added a bunch.

Still open (I think):
MILL
GF/CF
MPA
HJC
NCEES
IHGWF
MSAV
STEP
ZAR
ASAP (new)
TOCTTOU (new)
ADSR (new)
ROFL (new)
IPFS (new)
HTML (new)
DPRK (new)
BWR (new)
SGML (new)
NASA (new)
LOL (new)
NMR (new)
MMPI (new)
GC/MS (new)


(Most of the new ones are not very obscure, but I have no reason not to add them anyway)

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Re: Least Recognisable Acronym

Postby Lawrencelot » Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:35 am UTC

ASAP = as soon as possible
ROFL = roll on the floor laughing
NASA = North-Amerian Space Agency
LOL = laughing out loud

Still open (I think):
MILL
GF/CF
MPA
HJC
NCEES
IHGWF
MSAV
STEP
ZAR
TOCTTOU (new)
ADSR (new)
IPFS (new)
HTML (new)
DPRK (new)
BWR (new)
SGML (new)
NMR (new)
MMPI (new)
GC/MS (new)
TBD
BCG
PWC
NIPS
NWO

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Re: Least Recognisable Acronym

Postby faubiguy » Sun Oct 25, 2015 5:41 pm UTC

TBD = To be determined
PWC = Price-Waterhouse Coopers
NWO = New world order

Still open (I think):
MILL
GF/CF
MPA
HJC
NCEES
IHGWF
MSAV
STEP
ZAR
TOCTTOU (new)
ADSR (new)
IPFS (new)
HTML (new)
DPRK (new)
BWR (new)
SGML (new)
NMR (new)
MMPI (new)
GC/MS (new)
BCG
NIPS

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Re: Least Recognisable Acronym

Postby jdaster64 » Wed Oct 28, 2015 1:17 pm UTC

I don't suppose "IHGWF" is "Incredibly Huge Galactic War Fleet", is it? Not that the OP would be likely to respond after this long.

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Re: Least Recognisable Acronym

Postby Xenomortis » Wed Oct 28, 2015 1:36 pm UTC

Lawrencelot wrote:NASA = North-Amerian Space Agency

It's National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

STEP = Sixth Term Examination Paper
HTML = Hyper-Text Markup Language
NMR = Nucelear Magnetic Resonance
DPRK = Democratic People's Republic of Korea


MILL
GF/CF
MPA
HJC
NCEES
IHGWF
MSAV
ZAR
TOCTTOU
ADSR
IPFS
BWR
SGML
MMPI
GC/MS
BCG
NIPS
LASER (new)
SFINAE (new)
FIE (new)
Image

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Re: Least Recognisable Acronym

Postby JackHK » Wed Oct 28, 2015 3:16 pm UTC

LASER: Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation

MILL
GF/CF
MPA
HJC
NCEES
IHGWF
MSAV
ZAR
TOCTTOU
ADSR
IPFS
BWR
SGML
MMPI
GC/MS
BCG
NIPS
LASER
SFINAE
FIE

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Re: Least Recognisable Acronym

Postby ajh » Thu Oct 29, 2015 12:27 pm UTC

ADSR: Attack Decay Sustain Release
SGML: Standard Generalized Markup Language

MILL
GF/CF
MPA
HJC
NCEES
IHGWF
MSAV
ZAR
TOCTTOU
IPFS
BWR
MMPI
GC/MS
BCG
NIPS
SFINAE
FIE

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Re: Least Recognisable Acronym

Postby faubi » Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:53 pm UTC

SFINAE: Substitution failure is not an error

MILL
GF/CF
MPA
HJC
NCEES
IHGWF
MSAV
ZAR
TOCTTOU
IPFS
BWR
MMPI
GC/MS
BCG
NIPS
FIE
DAWG (new)
MUSH (new)
NMDA (new)

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Re: Least Recognisable Acronym

Postby Pfhorrest » Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:45 pm UTC

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MILL
GF/CF
MPA
HJC
NCEES
IHGWF
MSAV
ZAR
TOCTTOU
IPFS
BWR
MMPI
GC/MS
BCG
NIPS
FIE
DAWG
NMDA
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Re: Least Recognisable Acronym

Postby ucim » Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:28 pm UTC

IITYWYBMAD

(No, it's not in wikipedia, but it's on the internet)

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Re: Least Recognisable Acronym

Postby Freddino18 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:55 pm UTC

MILL
GF/CF
MPA
HJC
NCEES
IHGWF
MSAV
ZAR
TOCTTOU
IPFS
BWR
MMPI
GC/MS
BCG
NIPS
FIE
DAWG
NMDA
IITYWYBMAD
GUIDO (new)
FIDO (new)
TEI (new)
AOT (new)
LEM (new)
LOI (new)
Capcom (not the company) (new)
RETRO (new)
DPS (new)
GNC (new)
EECOM (new)
INCO (new)
TELMU (new)
NACA (new)
NASC (new)
PTC (new)
Simsups (new)
EVA (new)

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Re: Least Recognisable Acronym

Postby Soupspoon » Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:45 pm UTC

BCG - There's a vaccine by this name. I think it's Bacillus Calmet-Guerin.
IITYWYBMAD - I know of "If I Tell You what it means Will You Buy Me A Drink", although I imagine s/Tell/Touch/, or similar, without the addition.
LEM - Lunar Excusrion Module (might not be exactly that).
LOI - Lunar Orbit(al?) Insertion
Capcom (not the company) - Capsule Communicator. (Easy to mistake that with Commander, but the Commander is in the capsule, the Communicator is the guy at Mission Control.
EVA - Extra-Vehicular Activity

(I extracted only the 'obvious' Apollo ones, to make it more fun for those that come after. And some of the others I could tell you what they do/are, but not what the source words are. ;) Remainder, plus a new replacement set equal to the above 'answered' ones, now follow…)

MILL
GF/CF
MPA
HJC
NCEES
IHGWF
MSAV
ZAR
TOCTTOU
IPFS
BWR
MMPI
GC/MS
NIPS
FIE
DAWG
NMDA
GUIDO
FIDO
TEI
AOT
LOI
RETRO
DPS
GNC
EECOM
INCO
TELMU
NACA
NASC
PTC
Simsups
HIGNFY (new)
ISIHAC (new)
TIMTOWTDI (new)
SYHA (new) - I know of three things this can be, though each are themselves somewhat obscure; maybe balances out
HTH HAND (new) - Two different versions of this. Differently obscure. Double points1 transfered, if both given?
PEBCAK (new) - I know this is known by at least one person on these boards, 'cos I used it recently and got a direct unconfused response!

1 I'm not in this for the points. It just looked interesting, as it passed by in the New Posts list.

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Re: Least Recognisable Acronym

Postby chridd » Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:48 pm UTC

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Re: Least Recognisable Acronym

Postby faubi » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:17 pm UTC

MPA = Masters of Public Administration
NCEES = National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying

MILL
GF/CF
HJC
IHGWF
MSAV
ZAR
TOCTTOU
IPFS
BWR
MMPI
GC/MS
NIPS
FIE
DAWG
NMDA
GUIDO
FIDO
TEI
AOT
LOI
RETRO
DPS
GNC
EECOM
INCO
TELMU
NACA
NASC
PTC
Simsups
HIGNFY
ISIHAC
SYHA
HTH HAND
GRIM (new)
MDPV (new)
DPCM (new)
cGMP (new) - I know two that match this, capitalisation included.

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Re: Least Recognisable Acronym

Postby Ginger » Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:45 am UTC

QT
SNAFU
NCIS
TTFN
Last edited by Ginger on Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:22 am UTC, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: Least Recognisable Acronym

Postby Soupspoon » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:11 am UTC

(edit: Added after being inspired by Ginger, though not now obvious why. Which is Ok! I'm also intereted to see TTFN, in the new edit above. 1940s British radio comedy is the one I know about, but leaving it for others.)

StA:GoB2:DF (new)

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Re: Least Recognisable Acronym

Postby Ginger » Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:22 pm UTC

Popular cultures' books for young women and girls acronyms:

ASoIaF: GOT
TGR
HP: ATDH
HDM: TGC
DROP by Anne McCaffrey (THAT IS my hint about what my acronym stands for)
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Re: Least Recognisable Acronym

Postby Rosewinsall » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:38 pm UTC

GNU

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Re: Least Recognisable Acronym

Postby faubi » Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:09 am UTC

HP: ATDH - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
GNU - GNU's Not Unix

Gotta love recursion :P

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Re: Least Recognisable Acronym

Postby Ginger » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:28 am UTC

My guesses at faubi's acronyms: He got mine right by the ways... and: re: LOI I am guessing Letter of Indemnity (international trade and carriage business), Leyton Obsessional Inventory, Letter Of Instruction/Interest, Living Ocean International? Any of those?

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Re: Least Recognisable Acronym

Postby Freddino18 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:08 pm UTC

Soupspoon wrote:LEM - Lunar Excusrion Module (might not be exactly that).
LOI - Lunar Orbit(al?) Insertion
Capcom (not the company) - Capsule Communicator. (Easy to mistake that with Commander, but the Commander is in the capsule, the Communicator is the guy at Mission Control.
EVA - Extra-Vehicular Activity

LEM: Correct, if I ignore your misspelling
LOI: Correct, just Orbit (could have sworn it was Injection, though).
Capcom: Correct on all counts!
EVA: Correct!

Ginger wrote:Letter of Indemnity (international trade and carriage business), Leyton Obsessional Inventory, Letter Of Instruction/Interest, Living Ocean International? Any of those?

DPS: Damage per second? It's an acronym said all over the places on my li'l games. Ha-ha~ <3 :)

LOI: Sorry, no, but you did come close. Unfortunately, I can't repost LOI because I had to look them up.

DPS: Yes. Damn you, Wikipedia.

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Unsolved acronyms:
MILL
GF/CF
HJC
IHGWF
MSAV
ZAR
TOCTTOU
IPFS
BWR
MMPI
GC/MS
NIPS
FIE
DAWG
NMDA
GUIDO
FIDO
TEI
AOT
RETRO
GNC
EECOM
INCO
TELMU
NACA
NASC
PTC
Simsups
HIGNFY
ISIHAC
SYHA
HTH HAND
GRIM
MDPV
DPCM
cGMP
QT
SNAFU
NCIS
TTFN
StA:GoB2:DF
ASoIaF: GOT
TGR
HDM: TGC
DROP (by Anne McCaffrey)
GNU

Note: Please keep track of the acronyms you post, because technically, you are the only person who can confirm guesses on them.
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Re: Least Recognisable Acronym

Postby Ginger » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:24 am UTC

LOTR: TTT.
LOTR: ROTK.
AFAIK.
MAAB.
FAAB.
LGBTIQQA.
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Re: Least Recognisable Acronym

Postby chridd » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:58 am UTC

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Re: Least Recognisable Acronym

Postby Ginger » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:14 pm UTC

Damn you got a-all of them. All of them. :) <3
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Re: Least Recognisable Acronym

Postby Xenomortis » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:21 pm UTC

HIGNFY - Have I Got News For You (BBC panel show)
StA:GoB2:DF - Slaves to Armok: God of Blood Chapter 2: Dwarf Fortress (full name for the game Dwarf Fortress)
ASoIaF: GOT - A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones (first book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, which in turn is more famously known as the Game of Thrones TV series).
SNAFU - Situation Normal/Status Nominal; All Fucked Up.
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Re: Least Recognisable Acronym

Postby Freddino18 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:48 pm UTC

IILAAEFTRTST. Note: The "R" changes depending on the audience and/or format of presentation. When I learned it, it was "S" for "student". This one is not anywhere online, I learned it from one of my teachers, who in turn learned it from one of her college professors. It is usually preceded by some information and followed by a result, implying that proper manipulation of the information will yield the result.

Code: Select all

Unsolved acronyms:
MILL
GF/CF
HJC
IHGWF
MSAV
ZAR
TOCTTOU
IPFS
BWR
MMPI
GC/MS
NIPS
FIE
DAWG
NMDA
GUIDO
FIDO
TEI
AOT
RETRO
GNC
EECOM
INCO
TELMU
NACA
NASC
PTC
Simsups
ISIHAC
SYHA
HTH HAND
GRIM
MDPV
DPCM
cGMP
QT
NCIS
TTFN
TGR
HDM: TGC
DROP (by Anne McCaffrey)
GNU
IILAAEFTRTST (new)
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Re: Least Recognisable Acronym

Postby Ginger » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:58 pm UTC

The guesses of the previous poster were right. Now some new ones:

YMMV
BG2: SOA
WOW: WOTLK
WOW: TBC
2F4U
4YEO
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Re: Least Recognisable Acronym

Postby Pfhorrest » Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:42 pm UTC

I don't know if these meet the requirements or not, but there's some amusing history behind them, as a set:

DMUKYA
MBIBTYB
TBWSAF
WACCSMD
TATRTSTS
YYMMDBATC

There's some other related ones but those are the ones whose meanings I remember off the top of my head.
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