Corollaries to famous quotes pt 1: "Poetry
is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted." - Shelley.
posted by lalochezia
on Dec 5, 2005 -
Where the last word of an entry must be used as an acronym for the next entry. Simple.
posted by coudal
on Jul 30, 2003 -
Am I the only one who gets annoyed by RAS Syndrome? Apparently not
. But why do even apparently intelligent people repeatedly refer to PIN Numbers (google 69,200)
, ATM Machines (google 68,500)
, RAM Memory (google 173,000)
, HIV Virus (google 104,000)
or GUI Interfaces (google 93,900)
? I wouldn't mind, but today even the BBC
are getting in on the act. Oh, and incase you care, they are technically called Acronym-Assisted Pleonasms.
I'd ask you to list others you know of, but I know this will get out of hand very quickly... ;)
posted by twine42
on May 19, 2003 -
An "alphabetical list of acronyms, abbreviations, initials, and common names of federal political action committees (PACs)." And if you ask me, there's TDMOT.
posted by WolfDaddy
on Oct 17, 2002 -
At work, I'm working on applying XSL transforms to XML documents to get HTML, HDML, and WML pages via an ISAPI filter for IIS. Maybe eventually I'll play with DISCO
, and then I'll move on to SOAP
, and maybe even SAX
. When will the acronymical madness stop?
posted by endquote
on Jul 11, 2000 -