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

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  2. LASER Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation

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  3. GED General Education Development

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  4. RSVP Répondez S'il Vous Plaît

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  5. HTML Hypertext Markup Language

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  6. VISA Visa International Services Association

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  7. added by Greg SCUBA Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus

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  8. added by Greg For Us By Us

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  9. added by Greg International Business Machines

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  10. added by Greg For Him Magazine

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  11. added by Greg Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone

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    added by David Jones IGN Imagine Games Network

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  13. added by David Jones JPEG Joint Photographic Experts Group

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  14. added by Lons AM/FM Amplitude Modulation/Frequency Modulation

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  15. added by Sparky PEBKAC Problem Exists Between Keyboard and Chair

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    added by Cerberus SNAFU Situation normal: all f***ed up

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

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