Acronyms With Obscure Origins

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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Acronyms With Obscure Origins

    NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization

  2. LASER is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Acronyms With Obscure Origins

    LASER Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation

  3. GED is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Acronyms With Obscure Origins

    GED General Education Development

  4. RSVP is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Acronyms With Obscure Origins

    RSVP Répondez S'il Vous Plaît

  5. HTML is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Acronyms With Obscure Origins

    HTML Hypertext Markup Language

  6. VISA is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Acronyms With Obscure Origins

    VISA Visa International Services Association

  7. SCUBA is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Acronyms With Obscure Origins

    added by Greg
    SCUBA Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus

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    For Us By Us

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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

  12. JPEG is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Acronyms With Obscure Origins

    added by David Jones
    JPEG Joint Photographic Experts Group

  13. AM/FM is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Acronyms With Obscure Origins

    added by Lons
    AM/FM Amplitude Modulation/Frequency Modulation

  14. PEBKAC is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Acronyms With Obscure Origins

    added by Sparky
    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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