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100% QAQuirky A**holes Jeff Anonymous, in reference to the many failures that go on in Quality Assurance
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100% QA (2)Quietly Authoritative Tony McCoy O'Grady, who finds the folk at Quality Assurance to be humble, efficient and reliable.
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100% QA (3)Quaintly Antiquated Tony McCoy O'Grady, because there may be someone who will say that they are working with outdated techniques and that they are actually 'quirky' as Jeff says.
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100% QA (4)Quick Approval Angela Brett, who thinks that the Quality Assurance people might occasionally not bother to run thorough tests.
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100% QA (5)Questionable Authority Susan S.
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100% QABALAHQuite Arcane. Biblical Appreciation Lurking Among Hebrews Tony McCoy O'Grady
Religion
Places:Buildings
100% QATARQuite A Torrid, Arid Region. Tony McCoy O'Grady
Places:Countries
100% Q-BASICQuite Boring And Stupid Illogical Code Tripod
Computers:Programming
100% QICQuirky Information Cabinet Sean Lamb (QIC is really Quarter-Inch Cartridge, one size class of backup tape cartridge; multiple uses causes corruption on the tape)
Re-expansions of existing acronyms
Computers:Generic Hardware
100% QUACKQuite Unqualified At Clinical Knowledge Tony McCoy O'Grady
Science:Biology:Healthcare:Healthcare Occupations
100% QUADQuotes Usually Are Divine/Divided Jan Morgan - 4 sets of scriptures bound together
Religion
67% QUADRAQuite Unheard-of... Available in Dramatic Range of Abilities! Angela Brett, on discovering that there are Quadras which are anything from 16 to 200 Megehertz.
Computers:Macintosh & Newton:Hardware
89% QUADRANTQuarter Used As Dentists Refer to Around Nine Teeth Angela Brett (there's usually only eight teeth per quadrant but supernumerary teeth are not uncommon.)
Science:Biology:Healthcare
91% QUADRATRIXQuite Useful in Answering Dilemma... Round's Area To Rectangle Impossibility Xamined. Angela Brett
Science:Mathematics:Geometry
100% QUAESITOSAURUSQuite Unusual Auricle Exemplifies Sauropod; Individual Traces Of Skull Are Uncovered, Researchers Use Science Sean Lamb (This dino, known by partial skull fossils, had an structures that indicated unusually sensitive hearing)
Science:Biology:Animals:Dinosaurs
100% QUAFFQuickly Upraise Alcohol, Finish Fast! Tony McCoy O'Grady
Drugs
100% QUAGGAQuippers Usually Are Going, 'Great Ass!' Angela Brett
Science:Biology:Animals
100% QUAGGA (2)Quite Unusual Animal Genetically Gone Away Patricia Rix
Science:Biology:Animals
100% QUAGMIREQuite Unpassable And Gluey Marsh In Remote Environment Tony McCoy O'Grady
Places
100% QUAILSQuite Unfilling And I'd Like Somemore Tony McCoy O'Grady, who can't see the point of eating things as small as quail
Food & Drink
Science:Biology:Animals:Birds
100% QUAINTQuasi Unique Artifact - It's Not Today's Tony McCoy O'Grady
Assorted Adjectives
100% QUAKEQueen Undresses And King Erupts Rico Leffanta
Politics:Royalty
100% QUAKERSQuiet, Unagressive, Agrarian Kinfolk; Extremely Religious Souls. Roger Williams
Religion
100% QUALIFYQuiet Undergraduate Achieves Learning In Fruitful Yield Angela Brett
Education
100% QUALITYQuick! Use A Lasso! It's Tipping! Yikes! Patricia Rix (I was thinking of a rickety, poorly-built backhouse; don't ask me why!)
Assorted Nouns
Places:Buildings
100% QUALITY (2)Quantity's Usually A Lesser Interest To You Tony McCoy O'Grady (one should always prefer quality to quantity)
Assorted Nouns
100% QUALITY LIFEQuit Underachieving And Love It... Tomorrow You'll Lie In Fetid Earth Angela Brett, who wonders if there's a better word than Underachieving which means something like 'underenjoying' but sounds more like a real word.
People & Relationships:Advice
100% QUANGOQuorums Usually Are Nepotistically Gerrymandered Overnight Tony McCoy O'Grady
Politics
100% QUANTITYQuality, Up Above None - That Implies Tangible Yield Tony McCoy O'Grady
Assorted Nouns
88% QUANTUMQuite Unusually, Angela's Nephew has This Unconventional Moniker! Angela Brett
Names:First names:Male
100% QUANTUM MANAGEMENT DATABASEQuickness Unquestionably Always Necessary... This Underaged Mischief-Maker Almost Needs A Gazillion Eyes (Mother's) Ever Noticing Those Dubious Activities That All Begin As Simple Exploration. Angela Brett, expanding an unsuccessful search, thinking of a database on how to manage her nephew QUANTUM.
People & Relationships
100% QUANTUM PHYSICSQuestion Unasked? Answer's Not There! Unless Measured, Particle Hasn't Yet Spin - In Concurrent States. Angela Brett
Science:Physics
100% QUARKQuantity Uncertain - Although Reasonably Known Tony McCoy O'Grady
Science:Physics:Particles
100% QUARK (2)Quantum Uncertainty Always Restricts Knowledge Angela Brett
Science:Physics:Particles
100% QUARKSQuestionably Useful As Reality Keeps Surprising Angela Brett (or perhaps '...As Reality Kids Scientists.')
Science:Physics:Particles
100% QUARRELQuerulous, Unwanted Argument Rowdily Raiding English Language Tony McCoy O'Grady, when Angela mentioned that we hadn't yet come up with any acronyms beginning with 'Q.'
People & Relationships
100% QUARREL (2)Quashes Usual Amicable Relationship, Retorts Ever Louder Angela Brett
People & Relationships
86% QUASARQuite Unusually Active Sources At Radio-wavelengths Philip Edwards
Science:Astronomy
100% QUASARSQueer Unusual And Strange Areas - Radiation Sources Tony McCoy O'Grady
Science:Astronomy
100% QUATORZAINSQuills Used Again To Organise Rhyming Zeugmas As Iambi; New Sonnets! Angela Brett, while trying to encourage people to apronymise Q words.
Science:Linguistics
100% QUEASYQuite Uneasy Emotion Assails Stomach, Yes? Tony McCoy O'Grady
Science:Biology:Healthcare:Ailments
100% QUEBECQuit Using English, Become Especially 'Canadienne' Toni McCoi O'Gradi
Places:Towns & Cities:Canada
83% QUEENQuite Unloveable Entity of English Nobility! Tony McCoy O'Grady
Politics:Royalty
88% QUEEN KATHARINEQuite Uuninvolved & Elegant. England Needs King-in-waiting! Anne Takes Henry's Affections, Royal Intrigue Nobbles Everything Tony McCoy O'Grady, referring to the character in Shakespeare's King Henry VIII
Art & Literature:Shakespearean Plays:King Henry VIII
83% QUEERQuite Unlikely Ever to Easily Reproduce Angela Brett
People & Relationships:Love & Lust:LGBTQIA
100% QUEER (2)Quite Under-Estimated, Efficacious Race Robert Anonymous
People & Relationships:Love & Lust:LGBTQIA
71% QUERYQuestion to Understand Enigmatic Response of Yours Angela Brett
Communication
0% QUERY (2)Question is Urgent - (I) Expect Reply Yesterday Tony McCoy O'Grady
Communication
83% QUESTQuintesential Undertaking Exhibiting Supreme True-heartedness Susan S.
Assorted Nouns
100% QUESTIONQuery Usually Eliciting Some Thought, If One's Nice Tony McCoy O'Grady
Commerce
89% QUEUEINGQuality Usually Expressed (as) Uniquely English - It's Now Global Tony McCoy O'Grady
Assorted Verbs
86% QUICHEQuite Unflattering International Chow of Hard Eggs Sean Lamb
Food & Drink
100% QUICK-ACTING BRAKEQuickly Used, Its Caboose Kills Acceleration Creating Traction In Need. Good Brakes Really Avoid Killing Engineers. Sean Lamb (http://www.geocities.com/gold27ca/gloss1a.html defines this as "A Modification by George Westinghouse of his automatic air-brake for quicker response at the rear of a train." Many train crews have been killed by runaways when the brakes failed.)
Transport:Trains
100% QUICKIEQuite Unexpected Intercourse, Cuddling & Kissing In Excelsis Tony McCoy O'Grady
People & Relationships:Love & Lust
75% QUICKNESSQuantity Under Investigation Causes Keen Notion of an Escalation of Super Speediness Tony McCoy O'Grady
Assorted Nouns
100% QUID PRO QUOQuietude Usually Invokes Detention Police Require Oral Questioning Under Oath Rico Leffanta
Assorted Phrases
100% QUIETQuit Ululating - It's Ear Terrorism! Tony McCoy O'Grady
People & Relationships:Advice
100% QUIET (2)Quit Uppercasing - It's Eye Terrorism! Tony McCoy O'Grady
People & Relationships:Advice
83% QUIET (3)Quiescent Uvular Is Easier to Tolerate. Angela Brett
People & Relationships:Advice
83% QUIET (4)Quick Understanding Immediate Exit (of) Talk Jan Morgan
Assorted Adjectives
100% QUIET RIOTQuirky Unimaginative Instrumental Entertainment That Really Isn't One's Taste Sean Lamb (well, I'm not really a heavy metal fan)
Entertainment:Music
88% QUIETUSQuite Unbearable, Interminable Existence Through Use (of) Suicide Tony McCoy O'Grady
People & Relationships:Death
100% QUIFFQuim Users Invest For Fun Angela Brett
People & Relationships:Love & Lust
100% QUINTUPLEQuadruple's Understood... Increment, Now, To Use Penta-Like Enumerator. Angela Brett
Assorted Adjectives
100% QUIPQuick, Unscripted, Intense, Pithy Tony McCoy O'Grady
Laughter
100% QUIP (2)Quite Unexpected Ingenious Pun Dustan Dowsing
Laughter
100% QUIPSQuirky Utterances In Playful Situations Tony McCoy O'Grady
Laughter
100% QUIRKQueer Unusual Idiosyncrasies = Relationship Kaput Tony McCoy O'Grady
Assorted Nouns
100% QUITEQuantitatively Unspecific, It's Tentatively Extensive. Angela Brett
Main
100% QUITTERQuestioning Unhealthy Inclination Toward Tobacco - Eventually Rewarded. Angela Brett
Drugs:Tobacco
88% QUITTER (2)Questions Usefulness (of) Inching Towards The End Result Patricia Rix
People & Relationships:Personality Traits
86% QUIVERQuasi Unmoving, Infinitesmal Vibratory Evidence of Reaction Tony McCoy O'Grady
Assorted Nouns
100% QUIVERSQuaint Universally Intimate Vibrations Expecting Romantic Sensations Rico Leffanta
Assorted Nouns
People & Relationships:Love & Lust
100% QUIZMASTERQuestions Usually Instigate Zero Marks As Silly Twits Essay Reponses Tony McCoy O'Grady
People & Relationships:The Workforce:Occupations
100% QUORUMQualified Unit Of Roughly United Minds Sean Lamb
People & Relationships
100% QUOTATIONQuerysome Use Of Topic Attempting To Instance Own Notions Tony McCoy O'Grady
Art & Literature
100% QUOTEQuotation Used On Thy Email Tony McCoy O'Grady
Communication
100% QUO VADIS?Question Uttered On Via Appia, Disciple Is Surprised Tony McCoy O'Grady
Religion
100% QWERTY"Quit Writing Everything Rapidly!" Typewriter Yells Angela Brett, since the QWERTY keyboard layout was designed to stop typewriters from jamming, though not necessarily by slowing down typing. (See http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a1_248.html and the linked article for an interesting discussion on this)
Computers:Generic Hardware
100% QYQuestioning You Jan Morgan (QY usually means 'query')
Re-expansions of existing acronyms
Communication