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100% UAUrky Acronymist? Jeff Anonymous, noting that whoever decided that the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada (shouldn't that be the UAJAPPFIUSC?) should be called the UA must not be the greatest master of acronyms.
Re-expansions of existing acronyms
100% UA (2)Undersized Acronym Angela Brett (see UA)
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100% UA (3)Unskilled Acronymist. Jeff Anonymous and Angela Brett (see UA)
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100% UA (4)Unexplicably Axed Jeff Anonymous, since it seems they cut off a bunch of letters. (see UA)
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100% UAJAPPFIUSCUrky Acronymists, Jeff Amends "Putzheads, Purely & Factually." I Understand Some Criticism. Jeff Anonymous (see UA)
Re-expansions of existing acronyms
100% UAKARIUlulating Anthropoid - Keep Away, Remain Isolated Tony McCoy O'Grady
Science:Biology:Animals
100% UBEROUSUniquely Bounteous Emissions - Regularly Offering Unending Sustenance Tony McCoy O'Grady
Assorted Adjectives
100% UBIQUITOUSUsing Bourbon In Quantity Usually Identifies The Omnipresent Universal Spirit Rico Leffanta
Food & Drink:Drinks:Alcoholic
100% UDDERSUsually Droopy Danglers Energising Ravenous Suckers Rico Leffanta
Science:Biology:Body Parts
100% UDDERS (2)Uberous Dangling Drink-Excreters Replenish Sucklers. Angela Brett
Science:Biology:Body Parts
100% UDDERS (3)Ungulate's Drink Dispensers Easily Replenish Sucklers. Angela Brett and Tony McCoy O'Grady
Science:Biology:Body Parts
100% UDEUltimate Deceleration Event Sean Lamb (UDE is a railroad acronym for UnDesired Emergency, as in an event where the brake system on a train is set to the "Emergency" setting, bringing the train to a stop as absolutely soon as possible. Most often a train is set into Emergency when a car is stopped on a railroad crossing or desides to drive around the gates; engineers in this situation are normally granted a psychological leave for a short period.)
Re-expansions of existing acronyms
Transport:Trains
75% UDE (2)Untimely Disruption of Employment Sean Lamb (UDE is a railroad acronym for UnDesired Emergency, as in an event where the brake system on a train is set to the "Emergency" setting, bringing the train to a stop as absolutely soon as possible. Most often a train is set into Emergency when a car is stopped on a railroad crossing or desides to drive around the gates; engineers in this situation are normally granted a psychological leave for a short period.)
Re-expansions of existing acronyms
Transport:Trains
100% UGANDAUnder General Amin Numerous Dreadful Atrocities. Tony McCoy O'Grady
Places:Countries
100% UGLYUnattached Girl Loves You Rico Leffanta
People & Relationships:Insults
100% UGLY BOYSUntil Girls Like You - Buy Our Youthful Skincream. Tony McCoy O'Grady (see SHOVE OFF)
Words & Wordplay:Rudeness:Rude Advertising Slogans
100% UIFSAUltimatum Insures Families Secure Alimony Sean Lamb - UIFSA really stands for the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act, an act that will enable the state that issues the first support order to have jusrisdiction over the payor (sic) regardless of which state the payor resides in. I used 'Families' instead of 'Fathers' because there are quite a few deadbeat moms out there with the deadbeat dads (growing up with a father prosecuting child support cases taught me that lawbreaking is an 'equal opportunity employer').
Re-expansions of existing acronyms
People & Relationships:Law & Order
People & Relationships:Family
100% UKIPUseless Kids In Power John Richard Jones (UKIP usually stands for United Kingdom Independence Party)
Politics:Parties
100% UKRAINEUprising Knocked Russians Aside - Independence Now Established. Tony McCoy O'Grady
Places:Countries
92% UK SOLUTIONSUnable (to) Keep Server On-Line? Unkind Tony Is Offering Nasty Suggestions! Tony McCoy O'Grady, when a misconfiguration of a UK Solutions server caused the Acronyms forums to stop working for a few days.
Commerce:Companies
Computers:Internet
Communication:Acronyms Forums
100% ULMERUnfortunately Lost Medal Ending Race Angela Brett, when Sarah Ulmer just missed out on a bronze medal in an Olympic cycling race, despite being ahead for most of it.
Names:Famous people
Sports & Recreation
100% UMAUnveils Majestic Appearance Rico Leffanta
Religion:Hindu Goddesses
80% UMAXUsers May Archive Xposures [sic] Jeff Anonymous, expanding the scanner company per a failed search.
Computers:Generic Hardware
100% UMBRAUsually Makes Blacker Region Appear. Angela Brett
Science:Astronomy
89% UMBRELLAUsed to Make Bucketing Rain Endurable... Lifts Ladies Also! Angela Brett (referring to Mary Poppins, of course.)
Household Objects
100% UMPTEENUnspecified Many... Perplexing To Evaluate Exaggerated Number. Angela Brett
Science:Mathematics:Numbers
100% UNARMEDUsing No Ammunition, Righteous Man's Enemies Defeated Tony McCoy O'Black-belt-in-Karate
Military
100% UNBEATABLE PRICESUse No Banknotes Extra! Afford The Absolute Best Low Echelon Products! Rubbish Is Cheap, Expect Some. Angela Brett
Commerce
100% UNBEATABLE PRICES (2)Usually Nobody Believes Everything Advertised Today, Although Bigger Lies Easily Permit Retailers Instantly Contacting Every Sucker. Roger Williams
Commerce
100% UNCLEANUseful Nobodies, Computer Literate Educationalists Around Nottingham Tony McCoy O'Grady (see UNITS)
Education:University of Nottingham School of Community Health Sciences IT Subgroup
100% UNCLE SAMUnrelated National Cousins Look Enthusiastic Seeing 'America Man' Angela Brett
People & Relationships:Nationalities & Races
100% UNCOOPERATIVE AFRICAN AMERICANUncooperativeness No Consequence Of One's Primary Ethnicity, Rather A Trait/Tactic (Increasingly Validly) Expressed/Employed Across Frontiers. Remarkable Indian Called Asian 'Negros' Against Mother England's Rule, It Created A Nation. Angela Brett (referring to Gandhi), who was sick of seeing this phrase at the top of the unsuccessful searches list for so long.
People & Relationships:Nationalities & Races
100% UNCY HERBUnsightly New Car Ywroke Havoc - Eventual Result: Bankruptcy Angela Brett and Tony McCoy O'Grady (Homer's half-brother Herbert Powell, referred to by the kids as 'Uncy Herb' went bankrupt when he let Homer design the car which would make or break his company)
Entertainment:TV shows:The Simpsons
100% UNDERCOATUsually Non-Digestible Eaters Regularly Crouch Over A Toilet Tony McCoy O'Grady (see GLOSS)
Food & Drink:Home(-cooked) Improvement:Paint
100% UNDERCOAT (2)Unique Nectar - Decorators Enjoy Repasts Containing Oil And Thinners Tony McCoy O'Grady, to balance UNDERCOAT
Food & Drink:Home(-cooked) Improvement:Paint
100% UNDERSTANDUse Noggin! Deductive Exercises Route Someone Towards A New Discernment Tony McCoy O'Grady
People & Relationships:Thoughts
100% UNDERWEARUsually Not Desired Excepting Rich Women Exaggerating Assets Rapaciously Rico Leffanta
Household Objects:Clothing:Underwear
100% UNDERWEAR (2)Unseen, Never Displayed, Even Rarely Worn - Embarrassed Ancestor Recoils! Patricia Rix, when her daughter Melanie revealed on the forums that she had no [expansion for] underwear.
Household Objects:Clothing:Underwear
100% UNDERWEAR (3)Usually Naughty & Decorous, Everything's Revealed When Each Article's Removed. Tony McCoy O'Grady
Household Objects:Clothing:Underwear
86% UNDIESUniversity of Nottingham Department's Information Engineering Subgroup Angela Brett (see UNITS)
Education:University of Nottingham School of Community Health Sciences IT Subgroup
100% UNDILUTED GRADE A CANADIAN NONSENSE CONCENTRATEUnnervingly Normal? Dial Into Lunatics Unlimited. They Export Drivel, Gibberish, Ridiculousness - All Daily! Emails Are Completely Absurd, No Alternative Deliveries Include A Nation's Nonsense. Order Now! Sanity's Exaggerated; Nobody Sane Ever Created Outstanding New Custard-Extracting Nets. Try Real Absurdity Today, Everyone! Angela Brett, when Rob challenged her to acronymise that phrase after she'd commented that every email she'd received that morning was from him.
Assorted Phrases
100% UNESCOUsefully Now Enables Spreading Cultures Overseas Tony McCoy O'Grady (UNESCO actually stands for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation)
Re-expansions of existing acronyms
90% UNETHICALUniversity of Nottingham's Effort To Help In Computer Aided Learning Angela Brett (see UNITS)
Education:University of Nottingham School of Community Health Sciences IT Subgroup
100% UNICEFUsually Needed If Children Endure Famine Tony McCoy O'Grady (UNICEF actually stands for United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund)
Re-expansions of existing acronyms
100% UNIFORMUsers Need Individual Fittings, Or Result's Messy Tony McCoy O'Grady
Household Objects:Clothing
100% UNIFORM (2)Unloved Necessity... Imposition From Our Rule-Makers Angela Brett
Household Objects:Clothing
100% UNIFORM (3)Usually Not In Fashion, Often Rather Mediocre Tony McCoy O'Grady
Household Objects:Clothing
100% UNIFORM (4)Unquestioning Nonvariance *Is* Fashion... Others Reflect Me! Angela Brett, in response to UNIFORM (3)
Assorted Adjectives
People & Relationships
100% UNIFORM (5)Unquestioning Nature... I'll Form Opinions Resembling Master's Angela Brett
Assorted Adjectives
People & Relationships
100% UNIFORM (6)Usually Neighbour Isn't Far Off Repeating Myself Angela Brett
Assorted Adjectives
100% UNIFORMITYUnlikely - Nature Is Full Of Renegade Minds, I Tell You! Angela Brett
People & Relationships
100% UNINTERESTINGUnderused Neurons Immediately Notice That External Repertoire Excludes Stimulation - This Is Not Good! Angela Brett
Assorted Adjectives
80% UNITUse N=-1 or I=1 Two! Charles H. Montgomery, Jr. (Integers have 4 categories: 0, Unit (-1 or +1), Prime (an Integer>1 whose only divisors are Itself and 1) and Composite (none of above.)
Science:Mathematics
80% UNIT (2)Unit: Number Integer. Twovalues: 1 or -1. Charles H. Montgomery, Jr.
Science:Mathematics
100% UNITEUndivided Nation = Individuals Treated Equally Angela Brett
People & Relationships
100% UNITED ARAB EMIRATESUsing Nationalised Industries They Extract Desert's Ancient Resources. After Britain Ended Management It's Remembered As 'Trucial Emirate States.' Tony McCoy O'Grady
Places:Countries
100% UNITED STATESUnder No Inclination Toward Egalitarian Decisions Should Traitors Attempt To Equalise Society Rico Leffanta
Places:Countries
100% UNITED STATES OF AMERICAUmpteen Native 'Indian' Tribes Essentially Destroyed. Since Then Aiming Towards Earthly Supremacy - One Feels American Men's Egos Revel In Carrying Arms. Tony McCoy O'Grady
Places:Countries
100% UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (2)Unique Nation Ignites Truths, Emerges Democracy. Separate Territories Add To Enlarging Scenery. Open For. A Mixture, Emerging Residents In Common Agenda Jan Morgan - I came up with it by the one reason it was born freedom of religion (truth) it emerged a democracy the states are separate territories that enlarged the country and it was open for a melting pot (mixture) of residents to come and have freedoms
Places:Countries
83% UNITSUniversity of Nottingham Information Technology Subgroup Tony McCoy O'Grady, when someone on the forums said, "I'm part of a small subgroup of people who provide IT support to our School in the University. We'd like a little, very tongue in check acronym by which to refer to ourselves."
Education:University of Nottingham School of Community Health Sciences IT Subgroup
100% UNITYUnlovable Neighbour Is Tolerating You! Angela Brett
People & Relationships
100% UNITY (2)Understand Neighbour; It Teaches You. Angela Brett
People & Relationships
100% UNITY (3)Underneath, Negro's Identical To Yourself Angela Brett
People & Relationships
83% UNIVERSITYUnrestrained Nerdish Intellectuals Vying for Extra Rewards... Study Incessantly for Three Years Angela Brett, the nerdish intellectual who doesn't know how to study. :^)
Education
100% UNIVERSITY (2)Undeniably Necessary - It's Very Educational, Regular Study Intellectualises Talented Youth. Tony McCoy O'Grady
Education
91% UNIVERSITY (3)University of Nottingham's Incredibly Versatile & Expert Resource, Spreading Information Technology Yourway Tony McCoy O'Grady (see UNITS)
Education:University of Nottingham School of Community Health Sciences IT Subgroup
89% UNIVERSITY DROPOUTUnfortunately Not Interested (in) Varied Educational Resource. Silly Idiot Throws Years (of) Deep Reading Out. Passes Off Ungraduated Therefore. Tony McCoy O'Grady
Education
100% UNIXUniversity Networks Interoperate Xceptionally Sean Lamb (who learned to use UNIX in a university setting)
Computers
0% UNKIND(It's) Unthinkably Nasty to Knife an Irishman's much Needed Dongle! Angela Brett
People & Relationships:Personality Traits
100% UNKNOWNUnusual - Never Knew No-One Who's Nameless Tony McX O'Y
Names
100% UNLADYLIKEUncommonly Naughty, Linking And Dampening Your Lips In Kissing Everyone Tony McCoy O'Grady
People & Relationships:Genderalisations
100% UNPUNCTUAL TRAIN SERVICESUsing Normal People Under Normal Conditions, Transport Usually Arrives Late. Theories Repeatedly Are Investigated; Now Scientific Experiments Rush Vehicles In Certain Exceptional States. Angela Brett, wondering if there is a natural Law of Trains which states that they are always late except in unusual circumstances, such as when nobody's waiting for them, or when the passengers are all late.
Transport:Trains
86% UNREAL!Unlimited Number of Representations Expanding Auto Logically! Charles H. Montgomery, Jr.
Words & Wordplay:Acronyms about Acronyms
92% UNSOLICITEDUniversity of Nottingham Subgroup Of Learned Indivituals Coordinating Information Technology Endeavours Daily Angela Brett (see UNITS)
Education:University of Nottingham School of Community Health Sciences IT Subgroup
95% UNSUCCESSFUL SEARCHESUsers Needing Something Unusual Can Create Expansions. Subsequent Searches Find User's Latest Selective Expansions And Re-expansions Can Help Ensuing Searchers. Sean Lamb (who has spent too long reading the Unsuccessful Searches page)
Computers:Internet:Apronyms Website
88% UNTEACHUniversity of Nottingham Technology Experts At/Around/About Community Health Tony McCoy O'Grady (see UNITS)
Education:University of Nottingham School of Community Health Sciences IT Subgroup
92% UNTEACHABLEUniversity of Nottingham Technology Experts At/Around/About Community Health And Biology Learning Experiences Tony McCoy O'Grady (see UNITS)
Education:University of Nottingham School of Community Health Sciences IT Subgroup
100% UNTRADITIONALUsing New Techniques, Rituals Are Destroyed Instantly. Those In Office Never Alter Laws Tony McCoy O'Grady
People & Relationships
100% UNTRADITIONAL PROCEDURESUnproductive? No, That's Rubbish. Any Drastically Improved Technology Is Opposed, Nearly Always Lacking Proper Rational, Objective Consideration... Essentially Debate Uses Rhetoric Evoking Sentimentality. Angela Brett (see UNTRADITIONAL PROCEDURES (2) for an alternative view.)
Science
96% UNTRADITIONAL PROCEDURES (2)Usual Natural Therapies Remedy Anything, Drugs In Technical Innoculations Or Needles Are Likely Poisonous... Recall Organic Cures Entailing Diet of Unadulterated, Real Earth Sustenance. Angela Brett (see also UNTRADITIONAL PROCEDURES)
Science:Biology:Healthcare
82% UNTUTOREDUniversity of Nottingham Technicians - Useful Technologists Offer Resources in Educational Department Tony McCoy O'Grady (see UNITS)
Education:University of Nottingham School of Community Health Sciences IT Subgroup
100% UNUSONUnite Nations Using Singing Over Network Angela Brett
Entertainment:Music
96% UNWANTED CHILD FINALLY ABORTEDUnprepared, Naive Woman Argues Need for Termination. Embryo Dies & Can't Have Infantile Life - Development Further Is Not Allowed, Lest Little Youngster Abide Bastardism Or Rations To Eat & Drink. Angela Brett
Assorted Phrases
People & Relationships:Family
100% UPUtilitarian Phallus Rico Leffanta
People & Relationships:Love & Lust
100% UPBEATUplifting Performance, Betcha Everybody's A' Tappin' Tony McCoy O'Grady
Entertainment:Music
92% UPDATE LISTSUpload Pages During Accretion/Accumulation, Then Each Large-ish Intake's Sent To Stacks Angela Brett, referring to the page where you can download Update Lists for the Acronyms stack - http://acronyms.co.nz/updates.html
Computers:Internet:Apronyms Website:Page Titles
78% UPGRADEUsed by Publishers to Generate Revenue And Develop Enthusiasm Tony McCoy O'Grady
Computers
100% UPISUse Precisely In Season Rico Leffanta
Religion:Greek Gods & Goddesses
100% UP QUARKUsual Particle; Quite Unremarkable And Readily Kept. Angela Brett ('Up' is one of the six types of QUARK... along with DOWN QUARK, STRANGE QUARK, CHARM QUARK, TOP QUARK and BOTTOM QUARK. UP QUARKs and DOWN QUARKs make up neutrons and protons so they're very common. See PROTON (3))
Science:Physics:Particles
100% UPSUgh, Pierced Stomach. Jeff Anonymous (UPS=Uninterruptable Power Supply)
Re-expansions of existing acronyms
Computers:Do Not Eat
100% UPS (2)Uplift Packages Slowly Jeff Anonymous, displeased because the United Parcel Service man dropped his computer in the front yard... but it works just the same, despite a rather odd clicking sometimes coming from the fan.
Re-expansions of existing acronyms
100% UPSIDE DOWNUnfortunately Partitioning Server Incurred Damage, Everything's Deleted Off Web Now. Angela Brett, after the Apronyms server was accidentally deleted and Roger said, 'I'm sure that thing about having to hang upside down on that part of the earth doesn't help either.'
Computers:Internet:Apronyms Website
100% UPSIDE DOWN CAKEUsually Produced Snack Is Dessert. Edible Dish Of What-Not Cooked And Konsumed Enthusiastically. Sean Lamb
Food & Drink
100% UP TO DATE AT LASTUsing Postings To Organise Details About Things Evolving A Tale, Logging A Story's Theme... Tony McCoy O'Grady, after Angela finally got up to date with replying to his email, after being Macless for over a week. (This was in the middle of thinking up the first MacGirl & Keyboard stories.)
MacGirl & KeyBoard
100% URANIUMUnpleasant Radiation - And Normally Is Used Militarily Tony McCoy O'Grady
Science:Chemistry:Elements
86% URANUSUntil Recently A Neighbour Unseen (or) Suspected Tony McCoy O'Grady
Science:Astronomy:Planets
100% URANUS (2)University Resource At Nottingham - Useful Subgroup Tony McCoy O'Grady (see UNITS)
Education:University of Nottingham School of Community Health Sciences IT Subgroup
100% URBANUndisputedly, Rural Bumpkins Are Not! Angela Brett
Assorted Adjectives
Places:Towns & Cities
100% URINATIONUrgent Relief Is Needed - All Toilets Inhabited... Oh No! Angela Brett
Science:Biology
100% URLUnintelligible Random Letters Tony McCoy O'Grady (URL usually stands for Uniform Resource Locator)
Re-expansions of existing acronyms
Computers:Internet:URLs
100% UROLOGYUncontrolled Release Of Liquid, Often Goes Yellow Angela Brett and Dustan Dowsing, 'cause we needed more U's
Science:Biology
100% URUGUAYUneasy Realm, Urban Guerrillas Unsettle Army Yeomanry. Tony McCoy O'Grady
Places:Countries
100% USA PATRIOTUsing Superior Armed Power, America Threatens Recalcitrant Individuals Opposing Them Tony McCoy O'Grady - see CLIMATE VISION
Re-expansions of existing acronyms
Military
100% USASUmbra Silently Awaiting Sunshine Rico Leffanta
Religion:Hindu Goddesses
100% USBUsers Sadly Blush Jeff Anonymous, saying, 'There must be a few Univeral Serial Bus users who are ashamed of it... afraid their friends will torture them for playing with the idea that serial might be dead.'
Re-expansions of existing acronyms
Computers:Generic Hardware
100% USB (2)Useful, Since Bondi Angela Brett, since there were hardly any USB peripherals available until Apple introduced the bondi blue iMac, which had a USB port.
Re-expansions of existing acronyms
Computers
100% USEUtility Seeks Exercise Rico Leffanta
Assorted Verbs
Assorted Nouns
100% USENETUsers Sometimes Even Nasally Expel Tea Jeff Anonymous, answering a failed search, and referring to such newsgroup acronyms as "c|n>s" (coffee through nose to screen)
Computers:Internet
86% USENET (2)Unlimited Spams Everywhere and Never Ending Treacle I needed one for my own site.
Computers:Internet
100% USLUneducated Sco Lackeys Sean Lamb (SCO, which is suing IBM over code they claim to have copied from Unix into Linux, filed for the Unix Systems Laboratories trademark).
Re-expansions of existing acronyms
Computers:Linux
100% USL (2)Using Stupid Lawyers Sean Lamb (SCO, which is suing IBM over code they claim to have copied from Unix into Linux, filed for the Unix Systems Laboratories trademark).
Re-expansions of existing acronyms
Computers:Linux
100% USUAL WAY TO DO THINGSUnvaried Style Undoubtably Averts Laughter. Why Aren't You Trying Out Different Organisational Tactics? Have Innovative & New Goals, Steve! Angela Brett... referring, of course, not to Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, or Commissioner Steve, but the Steve whatsisname who is the CEO of Microsloth.
Assorted Phrases
Computers:Windows
100% UTAHUnlikely To Absorb Hawaii Angela Brett
Places:States & Regions
100% UTAH (2)Utopia To All Here Jan Morgan
Places:States & Regions
100% UTAH (3)Unusual Terrain At Home Jan Morgan
Places:States & Regions
100% UTAHRAPTORUnusually Talented And Harsh Raptor Attacked Predators That Once Roamed Sean Lamb (The Utahraptor had a 15" claw on one toe of each hind foot; it's believed that this creature attacked others much larger than itself using these claws and its razor-sharp teeth as weapons)
Science:Biology:Animals:Dinosaurs
100% UTERUSUmbilical Tract Ensures Related Unborn Survives. Angela Brett
Science:Biology:Body Parts
100% UTTEREDUsed To Talk Endlessly, Rathered Enjoyed Discourse Tony McCoy O'Grady
Communication:Talking
100% UXORIOUSUsual Xenophobic Organising Romance In Outhouse Usurping Spouse Rico Leffanta
People & Relationships:Love & Lust:Marriage & Divorce
100% UZIUsually Zapping Israelis Angela Brett
Military:Weapons
100% UZISUsed Zealously In Soldiering Tony McCoy O'Grady
Military:Weapons