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An acronym is a word made of initial letters of other words.

How Many of These Do You Know?

AM/FM - (Do you like music or talk radio?)
Amplitude Modulation/Frequency Modulation

A&P - (Do you shop here?)
Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company

ATM - (Get your money anytime, oh how nice!)
Automated Teller Machine

AFL-CIO
American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations

BASIC - (You need to start somewhere)
Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code

BASF
Baden Aniline and Soda Factory

BMW - (I don't have one)
Barvarian Motor Works

BTU
British Thermal Unit

BVD - (As in "underwear")
Bradley, Voorhies, and Day

CGI - (Internet term...as in script)
Common Gateway Interface

CPR - (I hope you don't ever need this!)
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

CARE - (As in "Care" package)
Cooperative for American Relief Everywhere

CAT - (As in "cat scan")
Computerized Axial Tomography

DNS - (Internet term)
Domain Name Service

EPCOT - (As in "EPCOT Center" in Orlando, Fla.)
Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow

FTP - (Upload, download)
File Transfer Protocol

FUBAR - (Mel Gibson had a different version in one of his movies)
Fouled Up Beyond All Recognition

FNMA - (As in "Fannie Mae")
Federal National Mortgage Association

FLAK - (Has anyone been giving you any of this?)
Fliegerabwehrkanonen (aircraft defense gun)

GIGO
Garbage In, Garbage Out

GESTAPO
Geheime Staatspolizei (secret state police)

HDL - (As in cholesterol reading)
High-Density Lipoprotein

HIV - (As in "AIDS")
Human Immunodeficiency Virus

HTML - (The language used to create this page)
Hypertext Markup Language

HTTP - (The language of the Web)
Hypertext Transfer Protocol

IRA - (Will you be a burden on your children?)
Individual Retirement Account

ISDN - (Faster than modulation/demodulation)
Intergrated Services Digital Network

ISP - (Mine is America On Line)
Internet Service Provider

ISBN
International Standard Book Number

INRI - (You see this on crucifixes)
Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum (Latin for Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews)

JPEG
Joint Photographic Experts Group

JVC - (My VCR is this brand)
Japan Victor Company

KLM - (Fly Me!)
Koninglijke Luchtvaart Maatschapij (Royal Dutch Airline)

LCD
Liquid Crystal Display

LED
Light-Emitting Diode

LASER - (As in beam, printer, surgery etc.)
Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation

3M - (You know the company that makes Scotch Tape)
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing

MASH - (Hawkeye and Hot Lips where are you?)
Mobile Army Surgical Hospital

MIDI - (Lovely music for your computer)
Musical Instrument Digital Interface

MODEM - (If you are reading this...you must have one!)
Modulation Demodulation

MCI
Microwave Communications of America, Inc.

MiG
Soviet military aircraft named after the designers, Mikoyanand Gurevich

M&M - (Melts in your mouth, not in your hand!)
Mars and Murray

MRI
Magnetic Resonance Imaging

NIMBY
Not In My Back Yard

OPEC
Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries

OSHA
Occupational Safety and Health Administration

POP - (Get your e-mail)
Post Office Protocol

PVC
Polyvinyl Chloride

RADAR - (Thank you to Rob Hasenpfeffer for this one)
Radio Detection And Ranging

RCA - (Whatever happened to that cute dog?)
Radio Corporation of America

RDA
Recommended Daily Allowance

ROTC
Reserve Officers Training Corps

RPM
Revolutions Per Minute

RAM - (I got 32 mgs)
Random Access Memory

ROM - (As in CD)
Read Only Memory

RFD
Rural-Free Delivery

Rh - (As in "factor")
Rhesus monkey

SCUBA - (As in scuba diving)
Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus

SETI - (Do do dodo do do dodo)
Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

SOP
Standard Operating Procedure

SPF
Sun Protection Factor

SPOOL - (As in a printer spool, where documents get stored while they are waiting to be
.................... printed. Thank you to J. Evan Megard for this one.)

Simultaneous Peripheral Operation On Line

SWAK
Sealed With A Kiss

SWAT
Special Weapons And Tactics

TNT
Trinitrotoluene

UHF - (Other people's children's screams! Only kidding)
Ultra-High Frequency

UNICEF
United Nations International Childrens's Emergency Fund

URL - (Mine is: http://www.reocities.com/Heartland/5467)
Uniform Resource Locator

VCR - (I have a JVC VCR)
Videocassette Recorder

VHS
Video Home System

VRML - (3-D on the Web)
Virtual Reality Modeling Language

WWW - (In my opinion - one very cool place!)
World Wide Web

ZIP - (As in Zip Code)
Zone Improvement Plan

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