/ Inventing new acronyms

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Kimono - on 30 May 2014
Mid-FB chat with a friend, and needing to change the thrust of the conversation, I just invented a new acronym:
Oan

On another note....

Not bad eh?
You got any you want to suggest and then we can try to get them into current usage!
Ramblin dave - on 30 May 2014
In reply to Kimono:

Useful one for UKC - WHEDOG?
abseil on 30 May 2014
In reply to Ramblin dave:

> Useful one for UKC - WHEDOG?

Shouldn't that be WHTDOG?
Kimono - on 30 May 2014
In reply to Ramblin dave:
Hmm, that old chestnut

Or as my friend said:

Ois
PeterM - on 30 May 2014
In reply to Kimono:

'gtf...'
Ramblin dave - on 30 May 2014
In reply to abseil:

What's He Ever...
Kimono - on 30 May 2014
In reply to Ramblin dave:
Or even wsedog?

abseil on 30 May 2014
In reply to Ramblin dave:

OK... what about (for UKC) WWHOAT?
Turdus torquatus on 30 May 2014
In reply to Kimono:

> Mid-FB chat with a friend, and needing to change the thrust of the conversation, I just invented a new acronym:

> Oan

> On another note....

> Not bad eh?

Onan works better.
Kimono - on 30 May 2014
In reply to Turdus torquatus:
Quite possibly....but well have the pedant police on our backs if we try that!

Ramblin dave - on 30 May 2014
In reply to Kimono:

> Or even wsedog?

Good point - got to be unprejudiced with these things.
aln - on 30 May 2014
In reply to Turdus torquatus:

> Onan works better.

Presumably if you used that acronym often, it'd be onanism?
Turdus torquatus on 30 May 2014
In reply to aln:

Glad someone's paying attention.
marsbar - on 31 May 2014
In reply to Kimono:

Pita

(Pain in the arse)
marsbar - on 31 May 2014
In reply to PeterM:

Nice one
johncook - on 31 May 2014
In reply to Kimono:

One of my favourites (some of my American colleagues thought it was a compliment when I put it in the comments box on company circular reports! Until they found out what it stood for!)
WALOB!
What a load of b*****ks!
Chambers - on 01 Jun 2014
In reply to Kimono:

NGAF.

I'm probably a rarity, but I actually think in acronyms. Saves time, I find.
Gordonbp - on 01 Jun 2014
In reply to Kimono:

ppppppp
Blue Straggler - on 01 Jun 2014
In reply to marsbar:

> Pita

> (Pain in the arse)

New?
Blue Straggler - on 01 Jun 2014
In reply to Kimono:

NMFP (from The Thick of It or maybe In the Loop)
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Paul Atkinson - on 01 Jun 2014
In reply to Kimono:

just read a great memoir from the miners' strike

http://www.pen-and-sword.co.uk/The-1984-85-Miners-Strike-in-Nottinghamshire/p/3295/

The author relates the tale of the police undercover units brought in to infiltrate in pit villages and originally monickered Fast action Response Teams before being quickly renamed Territorial Support Groups :-)
Rob Exile Ward on 01 Jun 2014
In reply to Chambers:

Saves thinking as well, I suspect.
Kimono - on 02 Jun 2014
In reply to Blue Straggler:

> NMFP (from The Thick of It or maybe In the Loop)

Also SEP
somebody else's problem

As in 'thats definitely SEP'
:)
stroppygob - on 02 Jun 2014
In reply to Kimono:
DMR

Daily Mail Reader. Should come in handy for some.
Post edited at 02:09
Timmd on 02 Jun 2014
In reply to stroppygob:

> DMR

> Daily Mail Reader. Should come in handy for some.

http://www.dmrbikes.com/
John Stainforth - on 02 Jun 2014
In reply to Ramblin dave:

WHEDOG? FA! HA"sc"
Martin W on 02 Jun 2014
In reply to Kimono:

> I just invented a new acronym:

> Oan

> On another note....

<pedant>

Strictly speaking, that's probably an initialism, not an acronym:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acronym#Nomenclature

Oxford confirms that there's no such word as "oan", and unless you can persuade people to start saying it as as a single word rather than as a string of letters, it's not an acronym. I suspect it's unlikely to take off as a true acronym since "oan" as a word looks like it would be far too easily confused with "own".

Turdus torquatus' alternative suggestion would be a true acronym.

</pedant>
hms - on 02 Jun 2014
In reply to Kimono:

I've started using GQR - grey quarry route. So one of those hard to read horrors that seem unreasonably difficult to onsight when compared to lovely chalked up euro-rock.
Kimono - on 02 Jun 2014
In reply to Martin W:

thanks for bringing up the distinction, but the wiki article you have linked to actually says that there no real clarity on the distinction between the two anyway!

I, and i suspect many others, shall continue to use the word acronym for both.
Anyway, initialism is a far less pleasant word to boot!
Chambers - on 02 Jun 2014
In reply to Rob Exile Ward:

> Saves thinking as well, I suspect.

No. It allows many more thoughts per minute. Wouldn't work for you, of course.
Rob Naylor - on 03 Jun 2014
In reply to Kimono:

Many many years ago, when people were described as "YUPPIES" or "DINKs" (dual income, no kids) I invented "PILOK" (pathetic income, loads of kids) to describe how I felt after our 3rd was born :-)
Kimono - on 03 Jun 2014
In reply to Rob Naylor:

like!

I guess that makes me a 'PINK' :)

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