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
  7. SCUBA

    added by: Greg
    Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus
  8. added by: Greg
    For Us By Us
  9. added by: Greg
    International Business Machines
  10. added by: Greg
    For Him Magazine
  11. added by: Greg
    Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone
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    IGN

    added by: David Jones
    Imagine Games Network
  13. JPEG

    added by: David Jones
    Joint Photographic Experts Group
  14. AM/FM

    added by: Lons
    Amplitude Modulation/Frequency Modulation
  15. PEBKAC

    added by: Sparky
    Problem Exists Between Keyboard and Chair
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    SNAFU

    added by: Cerberus
    Situation normal: all f***ed up
  17. No image

    AM/PM

    added by: Cerberus
    ante-meridiem (before noon) and post-meridiem (after noon)
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