Acronyms With Obscure Origins Anything
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Acronyms With Obscure Origins

You know there are words that we say that are actually comprised of other words? They are called Acronyms. There are some that most people know, like ATM (Automated Teller Machine) or PIN (Personal Information Number). Then there are others that people use all the time without knowing that they are actually acronyms.

The ones below are just a few examples. Please add any that have been missed.

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  1. NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization

  2. LASER Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation

  3. GED General Education Development

  4. RSVP Répondez S'il Vous Plaît

  5. HTML Hypertext Markup Language

  6. VISA Visa International Services Association

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    SCUBA Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus

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    For Us By Us

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    International Business Machines

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    For Him Magazine

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    Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone

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    IGN Imagine Games Network

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    JPEG Joint Photographic Experts Group

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    AM/FM Amplitude Modulation/Frequency Modulation

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    PEBKAC Problem Exists Between Keyboard and Chair

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    SNAFU Situation normal: all f***ed up

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    AM/PM ante-meridiem (before noon) and post-meridiem (after noon)

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