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Re: What is your favorite acronym?

Postby keozen » Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:09 am UTC

I do love WYSIWYG however....


I am a member of the "Bradford University Society of Operettas and Musicals"

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Re: What is your favorite acronym?

Postby Meowgan » Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:39 am UTC

Common Union of Nautical Troubadours. Bonus points if you can guess where that's from.
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Re: What is your favorite acronym?

Postby rnew » Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:58 am UTC

keozen wrote:I am a member of the "Bradford University Society of Operettas and Musicals"
Ah that's so much better then me being a member of the Brighton University Design Association. :cry:
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Re: What is your favorite acronym?

Postby el_loco_avs » Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:03 pm UTC

Luthen wrote:ACRONYM? My favourite is probably a tie between WWBHD and WWMD.

Points also to SOHCAHTOA and SHEEP(T)

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I almost forgot once but that handy mnemonic reminded me!



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Re: What is your favorite acronym?

Postby Luthen » Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:23 pm UTC

el_loco_avs wrote:
Luthen wrote:ACRONYM? My favourite is probably a tie between WWBHD and WWMD.

*googles*
Baron Harkonnen? :shock:

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Thanks, it used to be in my sig. But it was getting a bit too long.

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Re: What is your favorite acronym?

Postby Atan » Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:15 pm UTC

I would have to go with PEBKAC, because it helps keeping me polite towards ignorant angry people that start ranting about their computers malfunctioning.
Just writing PEBKAC on a post-it and sticking that on the machine in question is immensely satisfying.

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Re: What is your favorite acronym?

Postby SecondTalon » Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:19 pm UTC

Sure, but that one's better known than the Eye-Dee-Ten-Tee error.
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ID10T
Meaning that eventually someone will call you on it. Well, assuming the box is in any way viewable by the customer.

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Re: What is your favorite acronym?

Postby Atan » Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:38 pm UTC

Yeah, before actually returning the machine the post-it is removed. Making fun of people is usually done behind closed doors ;)

Next time someone comes up to me with an "No, an anti-virus scanner or firewall would only slow my machine down" or "But it said I had won a million dollars so I got curious and clicked the button" excuse I shall think of you and label it Eye-Dee-Ten-Tee:D

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Re: What is your favorite acronym?

Postby Klapaucius » Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:29 pm UTC

There's a highly religious college in my county, which was home to a group called the Furman University Christian Knights. They managed to survive until they tried to make themselves t-shirts, at which point the association was quickly dissolved, and promises were made to never speak of the matter again.
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Re: What is your favorite acronym?

Postby Chuff » Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:06 am UTC

Amarantha wrote:
Meowgan wrote:S.P.E.W. - Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare.

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Re: What is your favorite acronym?

Postby Jorpho » Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:41 am UTC

Klapaucius wrote:There's a highly religious college in my county, which was home to a group called the Furman University Christian Knights. They managed to survive until they tried to make themselves t-shirts, at which point the association was quickly dissolved, and promises were made to never speak of the matter again.
I bet! With a name like Furman, the connotation of...

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