Thursday, August 24, 2006

T13 - Acronym Edition

Thirteen Acronyms

Just a a silly acronym quiz. Tells you nothing about myself except that I enjoy posting these interactive T13s. See if you can guess what each acronym stands for. No googling! lol (Update: Answers in parentheses.)

*SCUBA (Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus)
NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
FICO (Fair, Isaac and Company - your credit score :-)
*LASER (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation)
FUBU (For Us By Us - among other things I can't repeat here!)
NASDAQ (National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation)
*RADAR (RAdio Direction And Range)
NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
SETI (Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence)
DOS (Disk Operating System - Thank Mr. Gates)
*AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome)
INTERPOL (International Criminal Police Organization - not an exact acronym)
BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle, Booze, Bisquits, Beef, Bible ...)

*These seem to have become words in their own right and no longer obvious as acronyms. Have I missed any other obvious ones? Thanks for playing!

Extra Credit:
U.N.C.L.E. (As in "The Man From" :-)
(United Network Command for Law and Enforcement - fictional, of course)

Here are some links to other T13s.

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Karen said...

I am telling you, that's why I come here...interactive baby!
1)Well, I know it's for SCUBA Diving, but I am sure it stands for something good.
2)NASA - Space and Aeronautics; recognizable
5) recognizable, but dont' know real words.
11) Auto Immune Difficiency Syndrome
13)Bring Your Own Bottle
That's all for me. bad.

PixiePincessMom said...

Sadly the last one is the only one I know: Bring your own booze! :-)

Thanks for visiting my TT. Have an awesome afternoon.

Candy Minx said...

Holy, this is a tough one...I've gone completely blank...the only thing I can think of is SNAFU and that is a little harsh when defined.

Good idea, shows me how often I see them and read them and completely don't think about their original meanings...


KarenW said...

SCUBA - Self-contained Underwater Breathing Aparatus
NASA - National Aeronautics & Space Administration
AIDS - Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
BYOB - Bring your own bottle or Bring your own bible!

Lilize said...

what a great idea for a TT!!!

well i'm ashamed to say i know very few hihi.

FUBU - for us by us
AIDS - acquired immune deficiency syndrome
BYOB - bring your own booze

and i'd take a few guesses:
NATO: north atlantic treaty organization
INTERPOL: international police

Lynn said...

It's sad that I'm a certified scuba diver but couldn't remember what it meant;-) ? operating system Is FICO similar to FICA...well at least I've probably given you a good laugh;-) I did try an interactive one today, also, but I don't think anyone was up to going back to look at my previous TTs for the they are posted below my TT now!

Have a great remainder of the day!

RennyBA said...

I enjoy reading about this Thursday Thirteen post and this about acronyms aspeially.
My contribution: DOS - Disk Operating System?
Have a lovely Thursday evening:-)

Kimmy said...

Fun... fun... fun...

BYOB... bring your own biscuits ;)

Happy T13! Thanks for visiting!

Christine said...

Umm, sadly I've been working all day and my brain is fried. The only ones that I could remember right away were AIDS and BYOB. How sad is that?

LaDonna said...

I know SCUBA, DOS and BYOB for sure...that's about it without looking them up. Great list!

Mandy said...

Ha! I think I'm either braindead or just really out of touch. I only got a couple of them! Great list - I like the acronym idea! My TT is up!

Julie said...

Man, I'm horrible at these! I only know #'s 1,2,5,11,and 13. A great list to really get your readers thinking. My TT is up!

Barbara said...

I think I know 5 out of 13 - but I think I'm about brain dead - or out of touch, or too old. LOL!

I loved Kimmy's!!
"BYOB... bring your own biscuits ;)"

It could also stand for 'be your own boss'.

Pass The Torch said...

Okay, there are a bunch I know, but a bunch I don't either;) My TT is all about Mackinac Island!

something blue said...

It's funny that some of these have taken on their own word definitions and are recognized unto themselves. I had forgotten a few that I used to know. Thanks for the reminder!

Anonymous said...

I have NO IDEA! FUBU was for us by us I think!

Great TT!

Lisa said...

LOL - these are great! I have no idea...I'll have to sit here and study. :)

colleen said...

I only know Bring Your Own Booze. I thought I knew NASA but I thing I got that one technically wrong. I guess I got an f!

Lyn said...

No, Colleen, you got an A! I grade by participation, lol. Thanks for visiting all.

Renee said...

ARGH! Hubby is military and I live in a world of acronyms. I'm forever asking him to put that in human speak.