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ACRONYMS

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

 

Answers:

 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

 income groups:

 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)

KIDDIES              

 COMPUTERS

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

 Politics

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

 

General

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

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Dear Algebra,

Stop asking us to find your X.

She’s not coming back to you.

And stop asking Y.


O. J. ‘s  internet address:   //.\\. Esc.


CRYPTIC MESSAGES

 

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?

 

1.                2 y’s u r,   2 y’s u b,   I c u r,  2 y’s 4 me. 

2.                I  N  V  U  

3.                 N  E  1  4   10   S  

4.                I  ©  U  4  U  R  A  Q  T  2 

 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


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