I hate Acronyms (So I made a list)

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  1. WrkrBee

    WrkrBee Well-Known Member

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    This thread was updated, Novenber 2019, and replaced with:
    https://www.popupportal.com/threads/acronym-list-we-use-a-lot-of-acronyms.127382/

    The list had grown so large, that I had reached the 10,000 character limit. I had started chopping words, and it became almost unreadable. So, the need for the new post.

    AC- Alternatng Currnt
    A/C- Air Condtiong
    AEP- Americn Electc Pwr
    AF- Anti-Frez
    AFAIK- As Far As I Knw
    AGL- Abov Ground Levl

    This thread was updated, Novenber 2019, and replaced with:
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    SMH- Shaking My Head
     
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    That's a lot of TLAs....
     
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    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    Quite a list must have taken some time to do. Thanks Good Luck and Happy Camping
     
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    FnR - that's my Foldnroll trailer. :)

    ABS - automated braking system
     
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    Gfci. Gfi. Ground fault circuit interupter. Ground fault interupter they are the same.
     
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    ABS when related to brakes is - anti brake skid
     
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    And then there's the ones that folks get wrong...

    WTF - Why The Face
    LOL - Lots Of Love
     
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    rabird Howdy!

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    SPUT is a separate word! most of the rest are not.
     
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    LOL! But still stumped on FnR.....
     
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    Explain, please?
    Updated.
    Keep them coming. We may finally get a useful acronym list page.
     
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    Anti-lock braking system.
     
  13. rabird

    rabird Howdy!

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    An acronym is a new word like SCUBA, most of these are just initials aka initialism
     
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    Definition #2- An initialism is an acronym.

    ac·ro·nym [ ak-r uh-nim] NOUN
    1. A word formed from the initial letters or groups of letters of words in a set phrase or series of words and pronounced as a separate word, as Wac from Women's Army Corps, OPEC from Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, or loran from long-range navigation.
    2. A set of initials representing a name, organization, or the like, with each letter pronounced separately; an initialism.
    3. An acrostic.
     
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    I knew it had brakes in it...
     
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    F = fold
    n
    R = roll
     
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    Fold and roll makes sense on this forum.

    Also:

    FnR find and replace

    FNR for no reason
     
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    rabird Howdy!

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    definition 1
    Initialism
    an abbreviation consisting of initial letters pronounced separately (e.g., CPU ).
     
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    Looks like some work went into making the list do we now spend the next two weeks debating what an "acronym" is?
     
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    rabird Howdy!

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    "Is" needs to be defined first!
     
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