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Wednesday, 27 July 2011


An acronym is if you pronounce letters in the abbreviation as if they were a word. If you read the letters in the abbreviation individually, they are called "initialisms."

One of the best known early Christian symbols, because of its modern revival, is the fish. Some early Christians made the Greek word for fish, ichthus, into an acronym for "Jesus Christ, God's Son, Savior."

The acronym 'LOL' was being used in the 1960s, in those days it meant 'Little Old Ladies'.

The oldest record of the facronym LOL with its present meaningwas in a msg by Wayne Pearson in the 1980s from the archives of Usenet.

When Abba was formed, Benny and Anni-Frid were a couple, as were Björn and Agnetha. The band name is their initials as an acronym.

RAS Syndrome (Redundant Acronym Syndrome Syndrome) refers to the use of one or more of the words that make up an acronym in conjunction with the abbreviated form, thus in effect repeating one or more words. Examples include ATM machine, GUI interface and LCD display.

The rapper Tyga 's name is an acronym for Thank You God Always.

The word Taser stands for Thomas A. Swift's Electric Rifle.

The word Scuba is an acronym for Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus.

The word Laser is an acronym for Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation.

M&M’s stands for Mars & Murrie’s, the last names of the candy's founders.

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