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    What's Your Acronym IQ? How Far Can You Get Before You Have To Google The Answer?



    Link: What Is Your Acronym IQ? [The Answers] [If you hover over this link you will se the answers]

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    Way up in the green I'm afraid. Not entirely a surprise with 16 years in IRC!

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    I'm stuck at 'TMI' - which I can't be bothered to Goolge. Still, reading ahead I know quite a few right up to the end of the blues (MMORPG). Or to put it another way - I know IT based acronyms but text speek has largely passed me by!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    I'm stuck at 'TMI'
    Too much information.
    I got stuck on EOD, but of course I also know FML, MILF, DND, ROFL, IMHO, GMAB, AFK, TYVM, HTML, MMS, WYSIWYG and MMORPG

    Quote Originally Posted by Wikipedia
    The world's longest acronym, according to the Guinness Book of World Records is NIIOMTPLABOPARMBETZHELBETRABSBOMONIMONKONOTDTEKHST ROMONT (Нииомтплабопармбетжелбетрабсбомонимонконотдтехстр омонт). The 56-letter acronym (54 in Cyrillic) is from the Concise Dictionary of Soviet Terminology and means "The laboratory for shuttering, reinforcement, concrete and ferroconcrete operations for composite-monolithic and monolithic constructions of the Department of the Technology of Building-assembly operations of the Scientific Research Institute of the Organization for building mechanization and technical aid of the Academy of Building and Architecture of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics." (научно-исследовательская [...] лаборатория операций по армированию бетона и железобетонных работ по сооружению сборно-монолитных и монолитных конструкций отдела технологии строительно-монтажного управления)

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    First one I didn't know was "DL" - never seen that one, but it sounds like an Americanism to me so maybe not a surprise.

    Got all the blue ones because I'm that sad. I've probably done most of the blue ones in the last month... all except WOW in fact

    Last one I could get was ASL, because I grew up in chatrooms and on MSN Messenger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garacesh View Post
    Too much information.
    I got stuck on EOD, but of course I also know FML, MILF, DND, ROFL, IMHO, GMAB, AFK, TYVM, HTML, MMS, WYSIWYG and MMORPG
    Yeah same here. Lots of the 'Orange' ones are a bit obscure but right down in the greens I was away. I think it should be a numerical score rather than a path. Well EOD is End of the Day isn't it? I got lost at GMAB though. Assuming WoW is referring to World of Warcraft. At least that is how I use it.
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    What, no OFWGTKA?

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    Mr Google defines them as:

    Odd Future
    Musical Group
    Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All, often abbreviated to OFWGKTA or simply Odd Future, is an American hip hop collective from Los Angeles, California. Wikipedia.
    .. On second thoughts, I probably shouldn't Google acronyms I don't know.. There's a high chance of some NSFW results (as, for example, MILF was in the list..)

    I have no idea what the last 3 greens might be, though. Not an inkling at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardtailstar View Post
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    The FBI would have a great score: The FBI knows stranger Twitter acronyms than we do | Ars Technica

    Includes highlights such as
    • AYFKMWTS = Are you f**king kidding me with this s**t?
    • WDALYIC = Who died and left you in charge?
    • WOMBAT = Waste of money, brains, and time
    all of which are relevant during the hours of 8-4 Monday to Friday for me.

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    WOMBAT is great and I might just have to use it..

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    PEBCAK get used occasionally here

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    In the orange for me....

    I read somewhere recently that it's an acronym if it forms a word - lol for example, otherwise it's just initialism

    Just saying!



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