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Loose apronyms:
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100% ALAN GUTHAttended Lecture About 'Negative' Gravity -- Universe Triggered How? Angela Brett, after attending Guth's colloquium 'From Special Relativity to Cosmic Inflation' -- for more information, or to download the video, visit
Names:Famous people
100% ALAN GUTH (2)Astrophysicists Love A New Grand Unified Theory Hypothesis Angela Brett -- ALAN GUTH may be the expert on rapid expansion in cosmological terms, but an astrophysicist wth the letters GUT in his name is just asking for rapid expansion of a different kind. Perhaps the N word should be changed to 'Nice' or 'Neat' since I'm sure not all GUTs are welcomed, but 'New' flows better.
Names:Famous people
100% BOOSTBurning Oxygen Offers Super Thrust Tony McCoy O'Grady
83% CHILLCool Hurriedly In Low-temperature Location Tony McCoy O'Grady
100% CMSComplicated Magnetic System Angela Brett, referring to the COMPACT MUON SOLENOID. See for more information.
Re-expansions of existing acronyms
100% COLLIDERComplaining Of Lover Locked Into Discovering/Dissecting Energetic Reactions Angela Brett, on the song by Les Horribles Cernettes (you can download it or read the lyrics at
100% COMPACT MUON SOLENOIDCounting Out Muons Presents A Challenge... Too Many Unprocessed Outputs Necessary Since Our Latest Equipment Nibbles On Incredible Dataflow Angela Brett (During one second of CMS running, a data volume equivalent to 10,000 Encyclopaedia Britannica will be produced, and not all of it can be recorded -- see
100% DADDY'S LABDon't Analyse Decay Data, You Should Love A Boy. Angela Brett, on the song by Les Horribles Cernettes (you can download it or read the lyrics at
100% FIREFlaming Inferno Radiating Energy Angela Brett, demonstrating what a true acroholic would say if someone yelled 'FIRE!' in the middle of the night.
100% FIRE (2)For Incinerating Rubbish, Etc. Angela Brett
100% FIRE (3)Fuel Is Rapidly Exhausted Angela Brett
100% FIRE (4)Flame Ignites & Roasts Eyebrows Tony McCoy O'Grady
100% FLAMEFrom Lighting A Match, Etc. Angela Brett, trying a different kind of singer after Tony came up with expansions for several of the musical kind.
100% FLAME (2)Fire Licks A Million Eyebrows Tony McCoy O'Grady
100% FREEZEFreshly Reaped Edibles Emit Zero Energy` Tony McCoy O'Grady
Food & Drink
100% FROZENFully Rigid, Obviously Zero Energy Needed Tony McCoy O'Grady
100% GRAVITYGround's Rushing And Velocity Is Terminal, Yikes! Tony McCoy O'Grady
Sports & Recreation:Parachuting
100% GYROSCOPEGenerates Year-Round Output. Spins Constantly Once Properly Established Tony McCoy O'Grady
100% GYROSCOPICGet Yours! Rotates Omnidirectionally So Centre Of Positition Is Constant. Angela Brett
100% GYROSTABILIZERGod! You're Rolling Over! Stop That! Aircraft Begins Inclining, Luckily Implement Zeroes Endangering Rotation. Angela Brett
100% HAVE AN EFFECTHeaviness And Vectors - Every Action Necessarily Effects Further Forces, Eternally Changing Things Tony McCoy O'Grady
100% HEAT LOSSHome's Entrances Are The Largest Offenders - Squandering Sultriness Tony McCoy O'Grady
100% HOLOGRAPHYHarnessing One's Laser, One Generates Really Artistic, Pleasing Holograms, Yes? Sean Lamb
Art & Literature
100% HOTHeightening Of Thermoactivity Angela Brett
Assorted Adjectives
100% IMPACTI Might Perform A Crash Test Angela Brett
100% INERTIt's Not Especially Readily Transported Angela Brett
80% KITEKey Is Tied to End Roger Williams - referencing the lightning experiment of Ben Franklin.
100% KYMOGRAPHKilohertz You May Observe Graphically, Record Actual Phonemes, Hopefully. Angela Brett, hoping to get the last K entry.
100% LARGE HADRON COLLIDERLeptons Aren't Really Good Enough, Hadronic Action Duly Reveals Our Notions Correct (Or Lacking) Looking Into Denser Energy Realms Angela Brett -- the Large Hadron Collider is the replacement for the LEP (Large Electron Positron collider) at CERN. It will be turned on in 2007 and, by colliding hadrons rather than the lighter LEPTONS, should reveal how particles react at higher energies.
83% LASERLight-emitting Artefact Sometimes Employs Rubies Tony McCoy O'Grady
Re-expansions of existing acronyms
100% LENSLight Experiences New Shaping Angela Brett
Science:Biology:Body Parts
100% LENS (2)Lets Eyes Now See Roger Williams
Science:Biology:Body Parts
100% LIGHTLamp Is Generating Heat Too! Angela Brett
Household Objects
100% LIGHT (2)Lightbulb, If Glowing, Has This. Tony McCoy O'Grady
Household Objects
100% MAGNETMetal's Attracted, Getting Near Electromagnetic Thingies! Tony McCoy O'Grady
100% OFF MASS SHELLOnly For Fleeting Moments, As Sufficient Strength Shouldn't Have Existed. Living Large! Angela Brett (a particle which is 'off mass shell' has a different amount of energy from what would normally be required to produce it. Like living large off a credit card, it doesn't last very long.)
100% PHYSICSProfession Has Young Scientists Investigating Complex Spaces Tony McCoy O'Grady
100% PHYSICS (2)Puzzling Heuristics; Your Scientific Information Contains Spuriosities Gavin Lambert, after Angela corrected the credit for PROTON (2)
100% PLASMAPyrolysis Looms As Spacecraft Meets Atmosphere Angela Brett, who hopes that the term 'pyrolysis' can apply to the separation of atoms into ions and electrons in plasma.
100% POTATOProperties Of Thermochemistry Are Too Obscure! Tony McCoy O'Grady - Angela had said that she likes refrigerated cooked potatoes because they have a similar texture, or at least temperature, to cold hardboiled eggs. Tony pointed out that the texture would vary according to the type of potato, so Angela replied that the temperature would still be similar no matter what kind of potato was used. Tony then said "I don't intend to get into a discussion about the heat-retention properties of various varieties of potato," and presented this acronym to back up his position.
Food & Drink
100% POWER SOURCEPotatoes, Oils, Wind, Eels, Rain, Sunshine Or Uranium Reactions Create Electricity Angela Brett
100% QUANTUM PHYSICSQuestion Unasked? Answer's Not There! Unless Measured, Particle Hasn't Yet Spin - In Concurrent States. Angela Brett
100% ROCKETRoaring Off, Carrying Keen Extra Terrestrials Patricia Rix
100% ROCKET (2)Races Off Creating Kerosene Exhaust Trail Tony McCoy O'Grady
100% SCHROEDINGER'S CATSome Can't Handle Rebus Of Existence - Does Item Not Genuinely Exist Regardless - Sightless Condition Affects Test. Tony McCoy O'Grady
100% SHIMMERSunny Haze Implies Motion - Mirage Effect Really Tony McCoy O'Grady
100% SOLIDScientific Opinion: Light Isn't Dense. Angela Brett
100% SONARSound Out Nasties And Repasts Angela Brett
100% SONAR (2)Sends Out Noises, And Receives Tony McCoy O'Grady
100% SPECTRUMSee Practically Every Colour Through Rays' Unusual Motif Tony McCoy O'Grady
Assorted Adjectives:Colours
100% STRONG (2)Stick Together: Rivet On? No, Gluon! Angela Brett (A gluon is a 'particle' of the strong force, which holds QUARKS together.)
100% STRONG FORCESticks Together -- Reverse Of Nearness Gives Ferocity Of Reaction; Cannot Escape Angela Brett (The strong force gets stronger the further away the particles are, making it impossible for single quark to escape from its grouping of two or three.)
100% SUPERSONICSouped-Up Plane's Engines Reverberate, Sudden Objectionable Noise Is Created Tony McCoy O'Grady
70% SURFACE TENSIONSometimes, Unless Reasonable Force is Applied, it Can't Easily Trickle to Escape the Neatly Sealed Insides of an Old Numbercruncher. We were discussing a Mac Classic seen in a magazine which had been turned into a fishbowl (or Macquarium.) Tony suggested that perhaps the person had forgotten to seal the tiny hole next to the disk drive, and that the water could be leaking out. Angela Brett replied that it couldn't because of SURFACE TENSION.
Computers:Macintosh & Newton
100% TRAJECTORYThe Rounded Arc Javelins Exhibit / Career Track Of Redundant Yuppie Tony McCoy O'Grady
People & Relationships
Sports & Recreation
100% TEMPERATUREThermometer Emulating Masculine Peg Exercise Recoils After The Unit Reaches Ebullition Rico Leffanta
100% WARP (2)With Abnormally Rapid Progress Gavin Lambert (referring to 'warp speed' in shows like Star Trek)
Art & Literature
100% WARP SPEEDWhere Are Real Physics? Some Plot Elements Entail Distortion Gavin Lambert
Art & Literature
100% WEAK FORCEWon't Even Alter Kinetics; Form Of Reactants Changed. Extraordinary! Angela Brett
100% YOU ARE HOT AS HELLYears Of Using A Radiation Emitter Has One's Temperature Absolutely Scorching, Having Endured Lamp's Lights Tony McCoy O'Grady, who mused on what would happen if bodies stored the heat from sunbeds for a long time.... some people would boil over!