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Re-expansions of existing acronyms
Common acronyms given new expansions relevant to their better-known ones.
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Science
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Mathematicians
Most of these mathematician apronyms are based on the biographies at http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/BiogIndex.html
Geometry
Number sets
Measurement
Numbers
Chemistry
Elements
Drugs
alias of Drugs
Astronomy
Planets
Biology
Plants
Cannabis
alias of Drugs:Cannabis
Trees
Herbs
Body Parts
Animals
Vermin
Politicians
Pet Names
alias of Names:Pet Names
The Dorothy Dorosett Brown Mobile Centre
These apronyms were created in response to this request on the Apronyms Forums (see http://www.co.nz/cgi/forums/list.cgi?id=acronyms&user=&session=&root=1030297177): I work at an SPCA and we received a grant to purchase a 38' RV equipped for surgery, education, and animal adoptions. I've been racking my brain trying to come up with a name for it. The official name is The Dorothy Dorosett Brown Mobile Center.
Birds
Dinosaurs
Insects
Edible(?)
Inspired by the bugs inadvertently eaten during picnics, this category presents some interesting ideas about eating and cooking insects.
Healthcare
Ailments
DeathMental Illness
Healthcare Occupations
VA Data Acquisition
Linguistics
German Words
Maori Words
French Words
Electronics
Computers
alias of Computers
Appliances
Statistics
Meteorology
Seasons
alias of Time:Seasons
Physics
MeasurementParticles
Environment
Geology
Names
First names
The expansions may describe people known to the apronymists, or something about the origins of the names. Many people search the site for first names, perhaps expecting an expansion describing themselves. Without knowing anything about the person we can't create a relevant expansion, and if we did the expansion would not mean much for somebody who did not know that person. Many of the first names we have expanded probably suffer from that lack of relevance, but as they are so often searched for we feel as though some kind of expansion for a name is better than nothing... perhaps, like horoscopes, they can be interpreted to suit anyone to some degree.
Male
Female
Acronymists
Names of people who have contributed apronyms, expanded with reference to those particular people.
TitlesFictional CharactersYou Are What You Eat
People's names expanded as the foods they eat
Prank Calls
Names which could be used in prank phonecalls. So far these examples are from Bart in The Simpsons.
Code Names
Apple
Microsoft
Linux
Book of Mormon Characters
Famous people
MathematiciansWritersMusical ArtistsTalk Show HostsActors & Actresses
Little known real names
Saints
alias of Religion:Saints
RoyalsPoliticians
Pet Names
These could be pet names for loved ones, or names of pets.
Assorted Verbs
Verbs which don't fit anywhere else
Assorted Adjectives
Adjectives that don't fit anywhere else... does that make them rejectives?
Colours
Computers
Macintosh & Newton
Hardware
iMac Fruit SaladAngela's Apples
Software
Applications
Web browsers
Code Names
Games
Game Characters
Pokemon
Programming
C variable types
Cocoa
Apronyms about the Cocoa frameworks for creating software for Mac OS X. See http://developer.apple.com/cocoa/
Foundation Classes
Application Kit Classes
Do Not Eat
Why not to eat computer hardware. Perhaps this was inspired by someone taking the 'Apple' brand name too literally.
iMac Fruit Salad
The five 'flavours' of iMac, as seen on the Rev. C, Rev. D, Slot Loading and DV iMac models introduced in 1999. See http://apple-history.com/frames/body.php?page=gallery&model=imacrevc
Generic Hardware
Linux
Code Names
Windows
Applications
The opposite of PRAY
These apronyms were created in response to this request on the Apronyms Forums (see http://www.co.nz/cgi/forums/show.cgi?id=acronyms&user=&session=&show=1008141930): I'm trying to come up with an acronym for my computer program, but I'm blanking. I've got a program called PRAY which encodes files. My program will decode those files, so basically it's reversing or undoing what PRAY did. Two possible names for my program that I've come up with are YARP (PRAY reversed) and ATHEIST. Of those, I think I prefer the first, but I can't come up with a decent acronym. The best I've come up with so far is Yet Another Reversal of PRAY, but while I like the ending the "YA" is totally wrong, since my program is the only one that exists :P
Code Names
Internet
URLs
Apronyms Website
Acronyms ForumsPage Titles
Forum Page Titles
Excuses for Slow Loading
Web browsers
VA Data Acquisition
These apronyms were created in response to this request on the Apronyms Forums (see http://www.co.nz/cgi/forums/list.cgi?id=acronyms&user=&session=&root=1054739638): I work for the VA in the R&D department, working on Clinical Research Studies. We have a new online data acquisition program that is up & running and of course need an acronym.
Assorted Phrases
Sayings
Words & Wordplay
Made Up Words
Acronyms about Acronyms
Acronyms Website
LinguisticsRudeness
InsultsRude Advertising Slogans
Responses to a creativity challenge on using rude acronyms to attract attention to products, like BOGOF (Buy One, Get One Free)
Ridiculously long apronyms
Perhaps we have too much time on our hands. These were mostly attempts to gain the honour of 'longest apronym'
Humorous Job TitlesLiffs
Place names given meaning in Douglas Adams and John Lloyd's 'Meaning of Liff' books.
Religion
Bible books
Astrology
Religious Occupations
Hindu Goddesses
Greek Gods & Goddesses
Planets (some named after Greek Gods)
Roman Gods & Goddesses
ChristmasMyths & LegendsEasterBook of Mormon CharactersMen's Ministry
These apronyms were created in response to a request for a name for a men's ministry -- see http://www.co.nz/cgi/forums/list.cgi?id=acronyms&user=&session=&root=1106738558
Saints
Drugs
Alcoholic DrinksTobacco
Cannabis
MacGirl & KeyBoard
MacGirl and her sidekick KeyBoard were invented during the course of creating all these apronyms. There are some short stories about MacGirl and KeyBoard which were intended for publication on a website, but they never got finished.
Supervillains
Cereal Killers
I'm not afraid of cereal killers... why, I eat cereal for breakfast!
When good scientists go bad
Other Characters
(Wannabe) Superheroes
Assorted Nouns
Noises
Music
Time
Time n. A nonspatial continuum in which events occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future
Months
Age
Weekdays
Special Occasions
Wedding Anniversaries
Christmas
Easter
Seasons
People & Relationships
Love & Lust
Marriage & Divorce
Wedding Anniversaries
LGBTQIA
Law & Order
Occupations
Criminals
Nationalities & Races
Advice
Genderalisations
Family
Emotions
Mental Illness
Personality Traits
Age
alias of Time:Age
Thoughts
Misconceptions
Disaster
Beauty & Hygiene
Beauty Products
Abuse
These apronyms were created in response to this request on the Apronyms Forums (see http://www.co.nz/cgi/forums/list.cgi?id=acronyms&user=&session=&root=1056129505): We are forming a new community group to end abuse, we are looking for a catchy acronym using the A for abuse. We don't want to limit ourselves to only family violence, or child abuse. Our purpose is to educate and raise awareness. Any help would be appreciated.
Sexually Abusive Youth Program
These are responses to the following request on the Apronyms Forums: Needing help creating an acronym for a program that I oversee. Words of interest are: sexually abusive youth specialized Individualized case management treatment
ScoutsInsults
Death
Titles
The Workforce
Employee Recognition Program
These apronyms were created in response to this request on the Apronyms Forums (see http://www.co.nz/cgi/forums/show.cgi?id=acronyms&user=&session=&show=1124996226): I work in accounting and we are trying to launch a departmental employee recongnition program. We wanted to create a reward with an acronym. We created some "guilding principles" for the award and I can't seem to make them into anything that it is fun. The seven guilding principles are: integrity, entrepreneurship & value creation, customer focus, knowledge, change, accountability, and respect. Can you think of how to make this make sense and fun. I would really appreciate any suggestions.
Occupations
Military Ranks
alias of Military:Ranks
Law & Order OccupationsReligious OccupationsHealthcare OccupationsEducation OccupationsHumorous Job Titles
Politics
War & TerrorismParties
Royalty
Royals
Art & Literature
Shakespearean Plays
Titus Andronicus
Troilus and Cressida
The Comedy Of Errors
(The Tragedy Of) King Lear
Timon of Athens
The Merry Wives of Windsor
The Tempest
Measure for Measure
King Henry VIII
Pericles
The Merchant of Venice
The Two Noble Kinsmen
King John
Coriolanus
Macbeth
The Taming of the Shrew
King Henry IV
Much Ado About Nothing
Love's Labours Lost
All's Well That Ends Well
King Henry VI
Antony and Cleopatra
Richard III
Romeo and Juliet
Othello
As You Like It
Hamlet, Prince Of Denmark
Cymbeline
Twelfth Night
King Henry V
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Julius Caesar
Richard II
The Winter's Tale
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Nursery Rhymes
Book Titles
Bible books
The Lord of the Rings
'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien
CharactersPlaces
Harry Potter Society
These apronyms were created in response to a request for a name for a Harry Potter society at Cambridge University. See the forum thread at http://www.co.nz/cgi/forums/list.cgi?id=acronyms&user=&session=&root=1069440777
PeriodicalsWriters
Fictional Characters
Computer Game CharactersThe SimpsonsThe Solitaire Mystery
Characters in the book 'The Solitaire Mystery' by Jostein Gaarder
Harry Potter
Characters from the 'Harry Potter' series by J. K. Rowling
Star Trek
The Lord of the Rings
Characters in 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien
Fictional Places
The Lord of the Rings
Places in 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien
Myths & Legends
Arthurian Legend
Mythical Creatures
Military
Weapons
Ranks
War & Terrorism
Food & Drink
Cereal KillersChefs
Computer CuisineInsectsPet food
Home(-cooked) Improvement
We didn't stop at icomputers and insects... apparently home-improvement products are good enough to eat too.
Paint
There is some controversy over whether paints should be eaten... read both sides of each argument and decide for yourself.
Confectionery
Threads & FabricYou Are What You EatUtensilsDrinks
Alcoholic
Food Outlets
Condiments
Herbs
Education
Slow Teaching
Apronyms created while waiting for the lecturer to get to the point.
Academic RegaliaUniversity of Nottingham School of Community Health Sciences IT Subgroup
These apronyms were created in response to this request on the Apronyms Forums (see http://www.co.nz/cgi/forums/list.cgi?id=acronyms&user=&session=&root=1016554896): 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. We're having difficulty coming up with something -can anyone help?
Qualifications
Schools
Names of specific schools and universities
Occupations
Laughter
Entertainment
Movies
Actors & ActressesThe Lord of the Rings
Games
Computer Games
alias of Computers:Games
Toys
Music
Songs
Instruments
Artists
TV shows
Star Trek CharactersTalk Shows
The Simpsons
Prank Calls
Household Objects
Furniture
Towels
Towels are glorified in the Hitch-hikers' Guide to the Galaxy as being the most useful things in the universe. These apronyms point out some of the many uses of towels.
Beauty ProductsToysClothing
Underwear
Jewellery & Accessories
Academic Regalia
Threads & Fabric
Edible(?)
There's not enough fibre in computer parts, so we thought we'd give fabric a try.
Eating Utensils
Appliances
Transport
Car Parts
Car Makes & Models
Drivers
Trains
Travel
Sports & Recreation
Martial Arts
Parachuting
Relaxation
Florida State Seminoles
These apronyms were created in response to this request on the Apronyms Forums (see http://www.co.nz/cgi/forums/list.cgi?id=acronyms&user=&session=&root=1100912419): We have a game coming up with our rival school, the Florida Gators. We are the Florida State Seminoles. and we want an Acronym for ESPN with something clever about us winning. If anyone could help that would be great.
Scouts
Travel
Commerce
Companies
AppleMicrosoftCar MakersCOYOTE
These apronyms were created in response to this question on the Apronyms Forums (see http://www.co.nz/cgi/forums/list.cgi?id=acronyms&user=&session=&root=1043540233): I'm trying to start a home based organizing business and I need an acronym for a tag line using the name COYOTE. Thought of Creatively Organize Your... then got stuck! Can anyone help me, even if you dont use my first three words?
SIRC
A fictitious company invented by Charles H. Montgomery, Jr. SIRC stands for Sertintlee Infinnitlee Relieabell, Corporation or Simply Infinitely Reliable Clocks.
Money
The Workforce
Communication
InternetTalking
Hello & Goodbye
Yesses And Noes
Presentations
Acronyms Forums
Apronyms relating to the Apronyms Forums at http://apronyms.com/forums
Mystery Posters
Mysterious posters on the Apronyms Forums, who turned out to be regulars in disguise.
Requests
People often post on the Apronyms Forums asking for us for help with apronymic names for their clubs, companies or products. These are the results.
The opposite of PRAYUniversity of Nottingham School of Community Health Sciences IT SubgroupThe Dorothy Dorosett Brown Mobile CentreCOYOTEAbuseHarry Potter SocietyFlorida State SeminolesEmployee Recognition ProgramMen's MinistrySexually Abusive Youth Program
Page Titles
We had to apronymise the titles of the pages on the Apronyms Forums, since they were in capitals.
Periodicals
History