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Postby Bailey » Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:20 pm

DRT - Dead Right There. (Doctors and nurses shorthand acronym for a patient found dead at the scene.)

DRTTTT - Dead Right There, There, There and There. (Nurses and doctors abbreviation, as DRT above, but used for pedestrian-train incidents. This outrageous acronym is an example of the human species' tendency to use humour when dealing with horrific trauma.)

FLKFLP - Funny Looking Kid, Funny Looking Parents

FOBIO - Frequently Outwitted By Inanimate Objects. (Ideal for anyone struggling with one of those ridiculous picnic tables, flat-pack self-assembly furniture, crisis situations caused by errant cars, computers, mobile phones, and the ultimate FOBIO challenge - removing the cellophane from a new CD.)

And if you see this around when visiting Down Under, you'll now know what it means:

GOFER - Genial Old Farts Enjoying Retirement.

GLAM - Greying, Leisured, Affluent, Married

and one just for Tim to use:
PICNIC - Problem In Chair Not In Computer.


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Postby Perry » Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:58 pm

FOBIO is brilliant. Very evocotive.
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Postby Bailey » Fri Feb 16, 2007 12:11 pm

I have FOBIO to the nth, but only with mechanical, or electronic objects, those that just stand there and do nothing, well it depends. I hate assembly of stuff, I can do it, but must rely on the printed directions and then I still have some problems.

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Postby gailr » Fri Feb 16, 2007 4:48 pm

My peers like DITC - Dual Income Two Cats.
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Postby skinem » Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:29 pm

The ones I'm most familiar with are military related and thus are either not fit for public use or are contortionistic.
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Postby Bailey » Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:31 pm

snafu is my personal favorite.

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Postby Perry » Sun Feb 18, 2007 11:20 am

A very useful acronym: NTOT for naked tush on [the] table, which is a different way of saying caught holdng the bag.
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Postby skinem » Sun Feb 18, 2007 8:12 pm

Bailey wrote:snafu is my personal favorite.

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Yeah, I like it, to.

Also FUBAR="Fouled" Up Beyond All Recognition, which of course leads to snafubared...

BUFF=Big Ugly Fat "Fellow"=B-52

BCDs=Birth Control Devices=standard issue eyewear==not the most stylish.

RHIP=Rank Hath Its Privileges

BASH=Bird Aircraft Strike Hazard

ALARM=Air Launched Anti-Radiation Missile

CRP=Cost Reduction Program (also Crop Reduction Program)

CRS=Can't Remember Stuff

BURP=Basic Unit Readiness Program

One of my favorites--WOMBAT=Waste Of Money, Brains And Time

RADAR=radio detection and ranging (any other acronyms that have become "regular" words?)
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Postby gailr » Sun Feb 18, 2007 8:45 pm

skinem wrote:RADAR=radio detection and ranging (any other acronyms that have become "regular" words?)

Related: SONAR [SOund Navigation And Ranging]

From bitter personal experience I agree with TWA: The Worst Airline

Cranky Grandma R's favorite FORD: Found On Road Dead

From an RN friend PNB: Pulseless Non Breather

Corporate America S²D²: Same [Stuff] Different Day
A2O: Apples to Oranges

Served by loving mothers to kids during my childhood PDQ: Pretty Damn Quick

My personal favorite TLA: Three Letter Acronym

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Postby Stargzer » Mon Feb 19, 2007 12:44 am

First On Race Day.
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Postby William » Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:08 pm

SIPI = Specialist In Poop Irradication. One who cleans up after one's dog(s).

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Postby sluggo » Tue Feb 20, 2007 12:43 am

gailr wrote:From bitter personal experience I agree with TWA: The Worst Airline


What? When Delta is out there? Doesn't Everybody Loathe This Airline?
gailr wrote:Cranky Grandma R's favorite FORD: Found On Road Dead


Girl, don't even get me started with Auto Acronyms...
Firstly, surely we can afford Fix Or Replace Daily- (or in reverse: Driver Returns On Foot)-
along with Dodge (Dead On Days Gears Engage);
BMW (Bring Many Wrenches);
Corvair (Carried Old Ralph Very Ably Into Renown);
Jeep (Jump! Engine Explosion Pending!);
Triumph (To Repair Is Unimaginable- Me Park Here);
GTO (Get Tools Out);
Pinto (Put In New Transmission Often) and insufferably many others...
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Postby gailr » Tue Feb 20, 2007 1:02 am

sluggo wrote:
gailr wrote:From bitter personal experience I agree with TWA: The Worst Airline


What? When Delta is out there? Doesn't Everybody Loathe This Airline?
That was in another state, long ago. You'll forgive me if I do not speak further about it; the tic is almost gone...

sluggo wrote:Girl, don't even get me started with Auto Acronyms...
A language teacher friend drove--intentionally--a Nova, which was good for many laughs. Until she was t-boned off the road by a young thing who had never bothered learned to read traffic signs in her native English.
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Postby Perry » Tue Feb 20, 2007 10:05 am

Oh, I just remembered another airline one: SABENA (the Belgium airline, which I think was merged into KLM) Such A Bad Experience Never Again
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Postby Stargzer » Tue Feb 20, 2007 2:14 pm

sluggo wrote:
gailr wrote:From bitter personal experience I agree with TWA: The Worst Airline


What? When Delta is out there? Doesn't Everybody Loathe This Airline?
...


I heard this one on the radio the other day:
Doesn't Ever Leave The Airport.

A coworker was trying to fly back from Puerto Rico on Eastern many years ago. They were delayed so long that one of the other passengers, who happened to know Frank Borman and had his home number, woke him up at home to complain and have another plane dispatched.

Nice to have connections sometimes ...
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