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Fri Apr 30, 2021, 09:07 AM

Here are my two nominations for Acronym Of The Day:

CAP: Contemporary African Photography

PWA: People With Albinism

Whaddya think? Feel free to add your own favorites ASAP.

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Reply Here are my two nominations for Acronym Of The Day: (Original post)
abqtommy Apr 30 OP
unweird Apr 30 #1
abqtommy Apr 30 #2
unweird Apr 30 #3
Firestorm49 Apr 30 #4
lastlib Apr 30 #5
hlthe2b Apr 30 #6
csziggy Apr 30 #7
abqtommy Apr 30 #8

Response to abqtommy (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 09:33 AM

1. PDQ never gets the attention/use it deserves

Pretty Damn Quick

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Response to unweird (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 10:00 AM

2. You're right. I looked it up and Acronym Finder delivers 37 meanings but what you've

posted is probably the most common and understandable one.

https://www.acronymfinder.com/PDQ.html

Then I couldn't resist looking up STAT that I hear so often watching Mash re-runs.
It comes from the Latin Statim which translates as "with no delay; at once".

https://www.thefreedictionary.com/stat

Well, this could keep us busy for the rest of the day. At least.

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 10:19 AM

3. I live in acronyms

I thought the Army was bad but the Telecommunications industry is ate up with monogram vernacular.

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Response to abqtommy (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 11:46 AM

5. "TMALSS"

"To Make A Long Story Short"
An important one for the Lounge: "YOMANK" --"You Owe Me A New Keyboard"

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Response to abqtommy (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 11:53 AM

6. SWD (already in use for "shit went down" but...

for the dog-lovers here, "sleeping with dogs" (my favorite past time)

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Response to abqtommy (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 04:24 PM

7. TANSTAAFL

"There ain't no such thing as a free lunch"

The phrase and the acronym are central to Robert Heinlein's 1966 science-fiction novel The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, which helped popularize it.[2][3] The free-market economist Milton Friedman also increased its exposure and use[1] by paraphrasing it as the title of a 1975 book,[4] and it is used in economics literature to describe opportunity cost.[5] Campbell McConnell writes that the idea is "at the core of economics".
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/There_ain%27t_no_such_thing_as_a_free_lunch

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Response to csziggy (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 06:24 PM

8. +100 I'm with ya on this one!

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