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Eternal Becky
01-18-2007, 19:56:27
The game goes like this:
Give an abbreviation and the next poster will give the full form of that abbreviation and submit another abbreviation as well. There are four kinds of abbreviations. Please take a look at the text below to know them properly. You can give any kind of them. There is no need to specify in your post which kind of abbreviation you have submitted.

Types of abbreviations:
There are four main kinds of abbreviations: shortenings, contractions, initialisms, and acronyms.
http://www.smileyvillage.com/smilies/sign0121.gif Shortenings : Shortenings of words usually consist of the first few letters of the full form and are usually spelled with a final period when they are still regarded as abbreviations, for example, cont. = continued, in = inch.

http://www.smileyvillage.com/smilies/sign0121.gif Contractions : Contractions are abbreviated forms in which letters from the middle of the full form have been omitted, for example, Dr. = doctor, St. = saint or street. Such forms are invariably followed by a period. Another kind of contraction is the type with an apostrophe marking the omission of letters: can't = cannot, didn't = did not, you've = you have.

http://www.smileyvillage.com/smilies/sign0121.gif Initialisms : Initialisms are made up of the initial letters of words and are pronounced as separate letters: CIA (or C.I.A.), NYC, pm (or p.m.), U.S. (or US). Practice varies with regard to periods, with current usage increasingly in favor of omitting them, especially when the initialism consists entirely of capital letters.

http://www.smileyvillage.com/smilies/sign0121.gif Acronyms : Acronyms are initialisms that have become words in their own right, or similar words formed from parts of several words. They are pronounced as words rather than as a series of letters, for example, UNICEF, and do not have periods. In many cases the acronym becomes the standard term and the full form is only used in explanatory contexts.

Rules.
http://www.smileyvillage.com/smilies/sign0124.gif Please make sure that you don't post any inappropriate abbreviation.
http://www.smileyvillage.com/smilies/sign0124.gif Once you make a guess please do not forget to post an abbreviation for the next poster.

I hope you all like the game and enjoy it http://www.smileyvillage.com/smilies/sign0201.gif

My abbreviation:
PETA

EscapeGirl
01-18-2007, 20:10:35
PETA = People for Ethical Treatment of Animals

(not a hard one, but oh well. :$)
FBI

Eternal Becky
01-18-2007, 21:41:32
FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation

IATA

Darknight
01-18-2007, 21:46:55
International Air Transport Association

abbrev. :D

Eternal Becky
01-18-2007, 23:12:22
abbrev. - Abbreviation

MDI

EscapeGirl
01-19-2007, 00:38:52
MDI - Multiple Document Interface

Sgt.

Lilliputt
01-19-2007, 14:13:07
Sgt. - Sergeant

IACAPAP

Eternal Becky
01-19-2007, 14:26:28
IACAPAP - International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions

FAQ

Lilliputt
01-19-2007, 14:40:41
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

S.P.Q.R.

doglover
01-20-2007, 20:12:49
S.P.Q.R - Senatus Populusque Romanus

UNHCR

Eternal Becky
01-20-2007, 20:19:02
UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

NAFTA

doglover
01-20-2007, 20:23:54
NAFTA - North American Free Trade Agreement

AIDS

Eternal Becky
01-20-2007, 21:02:01
AIDS - Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

AMRDEC

EscapeGirl
01-22-2007, 10:28:41
AMRDEC - Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center

ROTC

Eternal Becky
01-23-2007, 17:32:50
Reserve Officer Training Corps

HAZMAT

Lilliputt
01-23-2007, 20:43:45
Hazardous Materials

MoMA

Eternal Becky
01-24-2007, 11:50:48
Museum of Modern Art

S.Ct.

wirodeu
02-18-2007, 19:55:01
Supreme Court Reporter

L.R.E


1111th Post! =)

Hitman
02-18-2007, 20:16:54
Least Restrictive Environment

ETA

awesome
02-18-2007, 20:18:05
CaCl~ calcium chloride (im ok in chemistry)

wirodeu
02-19-2007, 10:12:38
Awesome first read the rules of the game please.
I will answer to hitman now..
ETA = Estimated Time of Arrival

XML (I LUV IT! =) )

Crimsonthread
02-20-2007, 05:31:48
Extensible Markup Language

TEA

wirodeu
02-21-2007, 11:18:04
thoracic epidural analgesia

PVB

neojester12
02-23-2007, 04:01:16
polyvinyl butyral?

If so...
FUBAR

Crimsonthread
02-23-2007, 04:36:44
Um... if it's what I think it is, then a mild version would be "Fouled Up Beyond All Recognition."

If that's what you were thinking of, then "ACDC."

zillah0625
02-26-2007, 12:17:55
ACDC=Alternating Current/Direct Current....well I don't know if I'm right..well then
NCAA

Hitman
02-26-2007, 18:56:00
National Collegiate Athletic Association (???)

SWAT (:P)

Mcakkay
02-27-2007, 00:08:20
Special weapons and tactics

DEFCON

bhavit
02-27-2007, 16:34:05
defcon:defense readiness condition
if it is what ur thinking about then
cif

Mcakkay
02-27-2007, 22:51:51
Cost Insurance Freight?

if so: BCE and ACE

bhavit
02-28-2007, 04:32:09
no that is not keep guessing

Mcakkay
02-28-2007, 22:03:10
hmm..ok well what about: Cash In Fist? (haha)

i googled it and got a list of like 40 so we might be here for a while!

bhavit
03-01-2007, 17:24:48
check wikipedia

Mcakkay
03-02-2007, 02:22:48
alright:
Cost, Insurance and Freight
Common Intermediate Format
Cells In Frame
California Interscholastic Federation
Caltech Intermediate Form
Comment is Free
Crystallographic Information File
Any of these??

bhavit
03-02-2007, 07:47:50
k not of these but post a abbreviation

Mcakkay
03-02-2007, 18:01:56
can you just tell me? and i posted some before: ACE and BCE

bhavit
03-02-2007, 18:12:55
coming into force ok

dazedncrazed
03-05-2007, 15:16:41
Associate Certified Entomologist
and
Board Certified Entomologist :?

If so..how about this:

NIIOMTPLABOPARMBETZHELBETRABSBOMONIMONKONOTDTEKHST ROMONT :P :D

Lilliputt
03-06-2007, 02:04:52
54 out of the 56 letters in that abbrevation are in Cyrillic. Thaz how come the answer doesn't add up so well. ;)

"The laboratory for shuttering, reinforcement, concrete and ferroconcrete operations for composite-monolithic and monolithic constructions of the Department of the Technology of Building-assembly operations of the Scientific Research Institute of the Organization for building mechanization and technical aid of the Academy of Building and Architecture of the USSR."

DAFIF

dazedncrazed
03-06-2007, 16:48:51
off topic

huh :?

wirodeu
04-24-2007, 14:29:16
Lets get on-topic again!

Milrevcom

SamWyatt
04-29-2007, 03:09:11
Military Revolutionary Committee

GHD

wirodeu
05-02-2007, 13:08:23
Growth hormone deficiency


CA

Eternal Becky
06-12-2007, 11:27:28
This one is a bit hard.

It should be one of these
Ca - Calcium
CA - California (postal symbol)
CA - Canada
CA - Civil Affairs
CA - Computer Associates

Let me know which one it is then I will take my turn *Phew*

Eternal Becky
10-18-2007, 11:07:14
Sadly such a good thread died :sad:

Wiro has not confirmed the answer so I will start the game again with the new Abbreviation :)

PG&E

grigtho
10-18-2007, 11:27:56
Pacific Gas and Electric?

Eternal Becky
10-18-2007, 20:52:58
Pacific Gas and Electric?

Thats the right one. It's your turn :)

grigtho
10-19-2007, 14:00:40
Ok the next is

MAER

dia
10-19-2007, 14:04:54
is it Multiple Assets Effectiveness Report?

grigtho
10-23-2007, 10:49:36
Yes, your turn now

dia
10-23-2007, 13:26:06
ok,next one is

PCR

easy..!

grigtho
10-23-2007, 13:51:48
Project Completion Report?

dia
10-23-2007, 13:53:06
Project Completion Report?

no...

Ravensd
10-23-2007, 13:56:21
Polymerase Chain Reaction?

dia
10-23-2007, 13:57:38
Polymerase Chain Reaction?

yes! your turn!

Ravensd
10-23-2007, 14:02:29
Spca

dia
10-23-2007, 14:03:54
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ?

Ravensd
10-23-2007, 14:07:43
yes

dia
10-23-2007, 14:10:20
next is

FTP

Eternal Becky
10-23-2007, 20:40:42
File Transfer Protocol

EBW

@ All
Don't wait for the poster to confirm the abbreviation. When you post your answer, post an abbreviation as well.

Swim Girl
10-23-2007, 20:43:32
Equivalent Bandwidth

SCUBA

...def easy

Ravensd
10-23-2007, 20:46:32
UUUHHH Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus


oops forgot to post mine

TRANSEX

Edit: It's not what you think. I wouldn't put that on here.

Eternal Becky
10-26-2007, 20:30:15
Training System Exerciser

UCC

Lilliputt
10-26-2007, 20:31:54
Uhm, is it Uniform Commercial Code? :?

Eternal Becky
10-26-2007, 20:32:51
Yes it is. Don't confirm, just keep playing :P

Ravensd
10-26-2007, 20:36:37
Yes Becky...you were correct on mine....

Lilli hasn't put anything up yet....brb

Eternal Becky
10-26-2007, 23:11:46
BRB?

Be right back :? Not sure if you gave an abbreviation or not.

Ravensd
10-26-2007, 23:29:20
No I didn't but I will.......QRF

Eternal Becky
10-26-2007, 23:34:56
Quick Reaction Force

(@ Raven - LOL silly me :laughSMILE: )

WB

Lilliputt
10-27-2007, 00:51:03
(@Becky sorry :shy:, distracted :S)
Welcome Back :P

LOL

Ravensd
10-27-2007, 01:56:08
You were right Becky...I figured you'd get that one.

Eternal Becky
10-27-2007, 16:24:56
(@Becky sorry :shy:, distracted :S)
Welcome Back :P

LOL

Umm...sorry but thats wrong.

Lilliputt
10-28-2007, 01:28:29
Well it could be Warner Bros.
(I have seen WB used as an abbrevation for welcome back and now I am confused cuz you said I should not wait for confirmation. If I just continue and then it turns out I am wrong, why should I continue posting my own abbrevation? I am sorry but I find that confusing :S)

Eternal Becky
10-28-2007, 11:46:56
Yup there is actually a confusion. I am really sorry for that. I think whichever answer is given should be accepted since sometimes there are too many answers, for eg WB. It can be Warner Bros and Welcome Back.
Sorry once again :sad: Lets just continue the game without confirming. I am extremely sorry for the confusion created :sad:

You can give an abbreviation Lilli.

Lilliputt
10-28-2007, 20:14:47
Ahh, thank you my dear wolf :hug2:

All right then, here it is:

LOL :P

dia
10-28-2007, 21:23:49
Laughing Out Loud?

DRG

RBS
10-29-2007, 15:47:58
Digital Resource Graphic? There were so many to choose from, please post what you meant if thats not it.

Next one is HTTP

Eternal Becky
10-29-2007, 16:18:33
Hyper Text Transfer Protocol

HTML

RBS
10-29-2007, 17:07:31
Hypertext Markup Language

GAAP

Eternal Becky
10-31-2007, 22:57:11
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

RADC

Iva
11-01-2007, 00:04:42
Royal Army Dental Corps

KLM

Lilliputt
11-01-2007, 23:23:50
Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij = Royal Dutch Airlines

NTP

Eternal Becky
11-04-2007, 22:07:38
National Toxicology Program

SAGE

Lilliputt
11-04-2007, 22:11:53
Strategy Action Game Engine

PARMS

dia
11-04-2007, 22:21:09
Parallel Algebraic Recursive Multilevel Solvers

WERF

Carmit
11-17-2007, 05:47:09
Water Environment Research Foundation

ymca (sssssssoooooooo easy)

Evita
11-17-2007, 07:59:23
YMCA--Young Men's Christian Association

L.M.T.

Eternal Becky
01-04-2008, 16:11:14
Laredo Morning Times

NYSE

dia
01-26-2008, 23:37:16
New York Stock Exchange

D.T.A.

gh1
02-14-2008, 03:27:41
Drive Through Appraisal

ANA

Eternal Becky
03-01-2008, 15:20:31
Anti-Nuclear Antibody

EASA

grigtho
03-03-2008, 09:44:16
Engineer Automation Support Activity

D.C.M.

Evita
03-07-2008, 05:10:13
Data Connection Module

BHT

Eternal Becky
04-07-2008, 14:42:22
Butylated Hydroxytoluene

NFO

herşeysenindir
04-07-2008, 15:35:27
NFO - New Fund Offer

TTFN

humphryboop
04-07-2008, 20:33:42
the, then, for, now? lolz

PLMA

sweet_kitty22
04-20-2008, 22:36:08
Pirate loot magic association....

nope, no idea

Eternal Becky
04-22-2008, 23:06:53
Private Label Manufacturers Association

IMDB

gymnast525
04-23-2008, 03:00:13
internet movie database




lbs.

Eternal Becky
04-23-2008, 17:30:26
Pound

TBA

Hugo_Smith
04-23-2008, 18:44:24
To Be Announced

IRS

PurplePuzzler
05-01-2008, 17:41:53
Internal Revenue Service


N2K(or NTK)

gh1
05-14-2008, 00:10:38
Next To Kin?

WD-40

SimplyCrazy
07-06-2008, 12:01:20
Water Displacement, 40th formula

ICE

Eternal Becky
07-06-2008, 21:03:03
Immigration and Customs Enforcement

OASIS

SimplyCrazy
07-07-2008, 21:42:00
Oceanic and Atmospheric Scientific Information Center

CMCM

Eternal Becky
09-05-2008, 16:01:13
Comprehensive Medicaid Case Management

CMCDA

gh1
01-14-2009, 01:33:57
California Motor Car Dealers Association

NAW

elle
01-14-2009, 01:49:55
National Association of Wholesaler - Distributors

WYSIWYG

bobsicle
02-11-2009, 20:37:09
what you see is what you get

ASCII

gh1
03-15-2009, 03:52:50
bar code? (ok goes to google)American Standard Code for Information Interchange

LOL

GODA
03-20-2009, 21:24:01
laughing out loud

BOB

Lausco
03-21-2009, 13:03:02
Best of breed

PDA

binkygg
03-21-2009, 13:05:16
Public Display of Affection :">

FIBA

Lausco
03-21-2009, 13:11:37
:)
Fiji Islands Backpackers Association? :)

FFF

gh1
03-24-2009, 19:46:46
Fire Fox Fixer

FPBA

Lausco
03-25-2009, 11:04:27
Fine Press Book Association

ABC

gh1
03-25-2009, 21:06:41
Atlantic Broadcasting Corp?

BBS

Lausco
03-27-2009, 16:59:31
Bulletin Board System

ABE

New1000
03-27-2009, 17:01:21
Advanced Broadcasting Electronics

MSC

gh1
03-31-2009, 03:10:03
um Master of Science

PDA

Rima
03-31-2009, 12:24:47
Personal Digital Assistant / Public Display of Affection

PDF

stitchy
05-27-2009, 05:53:44
Portable Document Format
NASDAQ

linkinpark333
11-01-2009, 01:15:06
National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations

whew thnxs google!!

NASCAR