Last updated February 1, 2001 - description slightly modified from the one in ACRONYMS 2.1
Take a DIRTY MIND, add a CHUCKLE, stir in a QUIP, and a QUANTITY of SNORTING, stick on a DISCLAIMER, and that's THE WAY THINGS ARE!
You can politely tell people to PISS OFF, PUT A SOCK IN IT, BE CIVIL or tell them THAT'S CHILDISH. You can tell people that they're talking BOLLOCKS! And if you're ON A ROLL, you can create a HUMDINGER of a reply to someone who won't TRY ONSCREEN HELP.
So who began this BIZARRE ADVENTURE through the ALPHABET? A CRAZED KIWI and an ABNORMAL IRISH man with a DIRTY MIND, who found themselves making up LAUGHTER ACRONYMS during their EPISTLES to the ANTIPODES - a sequence of combinations started when TONY MCCOY O'GRADY (MAXIOGEE) sent ANGELA BRETT AN EMAIL about his SLEUTHing in some of her SHAREWARE. They decided not to continue DOING NOTHING about their HILARIOUS ACRONYM stash, so they compiled them into this STACK, and in the process created a SUPERHERO called MACGIRL, her SIDEKICK KEYBOARD, and many DASTARDly VILLAINs.
TONY MCCOY O'GRADY is an AGED ALCOHOLIC ASS HOLE who can acronymise ALMOST ANYTHING (SHORT WORDS and the occasional LONG WORD), given TIME, ENCOURAGEMENT, INCENTIVE, and some ASSISTANCE.
ANGELA writes ACRONYMS, short stories, POEMs, FREEWARE and SHAREWARE while she is meant to be STUDYing MATHEMATICS at MASSEY UNIVERSITY. She also has CEREBRAL PALSY. Both these WEIRD ACRONYM WRITERS like APPLE and think that MACINTOSH IS THE BEST! ANGELA had two old POWERBOOKs, one of which was held to RANSOM and replaced with an iBOOK and the DIRTY OLD IRISHMAN has a BONDI BLUE iMAC, a broken NEWTON and a few other MACINTOSHes. We haven't yet collected EVERY ACRONYM UNDER THE SUN, but we'd like to try... think some up yourself and send them to email@example.com for inclusion in the next update list for this stack.
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