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APRONYMS BY ANGELA BRETT

About Angela Brett

Angela has not had time to update this website recently, because she is also a mathematician by training, programmer by trade, physicist by association and writer by Sunday midnight. She would like to remind people that anyone who submits an acronym to this website may send a short blurb like this one to go on their page of acronyms.


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100% SHOVE ITSome Have Overly Violent Extremes In Temper Angela Brett
Words & Wordplay:Rudeness
100% SHOWERSinging Horribly Over Water's Everpresent Roar. Angela Brett
People & Relationships:Beauty & Hygiene
88% SHOWERSShe Has One Weekly to Eliminate Repulsive Smells. Angela Brett
People & Relationships:Beauty & Hygiene
88% SHOW OFFSuch Haughty One-upmanship Will Often Fall Flat Angela Brett
People & Relationships
100% SHUTTLESpacemen Have Used This To Leave Earth Angela Brett
Science:Astronomy
Transport
100% SHUT UP (2)Shop Here Using The Ultimate Plastic Angela Brett (see SHOVE OFF)
Words & Wordplay:Rudeness:Rude Advertising Slogans
89% SICK BABYSo Ill... Can't Kiss it Better. Another Belching Yawn. Angela Brett
Science:Biology:Healthcare:Ailments
100% SIGHSlow, Inverted Gasp - Haaaaa... Angela Brett
Assorted Verbs
90% SIGNATURESufficient Identification? Greatly Needing A Totally Unforgeable Replacement or Extension. Angela Brett
Communication
100% SIGNATURE (2)Smallprint Is Giving Nobody A Total Understanding... Refrain/Retract Endorsement. Angela Brett
People & Relationships:Law & Order
Commerce
100% SILENCESomehow It's Like Expensive, Nicely-Coloured Element. Angela Brett
Communication
100% SILKStability In Loving Kisses Angela Brett, referring to what is traditionally the silk (12th) wedding anniversary.
Time:Special Occasions:Wedding Anniversaries
100% SILK (3)Sustenance? It Lacks Kilojoules! Angela Brett
Household Objects:Threads & Fabric:Edible(?)
100% SILVER (2)Still In Love - Very Enduring Relationship Angela Brett, referring to what is traditionally the silver (25th) wedding anniversary.
Time:Special Occasions:Wedding Anniversaries
100% SILVERBERGSome Intriguing Literary Volumes, Except Readers Begin Espying Repetition, Gradually. Angela Brett, whose favourite author about four years ago was Robert Silverberg, and who has recently found some previously unread books of his to read. His books have some very interesting ideas in them and he likes (or liked... I have no idea if he's even still alive!) to introduce obscure words to his readers' vocabularies, but some themes tend to recur in many of his stories.
Art & Literature:Writers
100% SILVER MEDALSeven Important Life/Leadership Values, Expressed Reliably, Means Employee Deserves A Laurelling Angela Brett
People & Relationships:The Workforce:Employee Recognition Program
100% SIMONSole Instructor - Mustn't Obey Nameless Angela Brett
Entertainment:Games
100% SIMPLETEXTSophistication Is Minimal, Pleasing Little Editor That Employs Xero's Talking. Angela Brett (Xero is one of the many Mac voices which SimpleText can use to talk.)
Computers:Macintosh & Newton:Software:Applications
100% SIMPSONS, THESomeone In Marge's Position Should Oust Nincompoop Spouse, Though He's Entertaining. Angela Brett and PiMaster
Entertainment:TV shows:The Simpsons
100% SINE (2)Symmetry Is Not Even Angela Brett
Science:Mathematics
100% SINGLE LIFEScene Is Nightclubs, Getting Laid... Eventually Loving Intimate Friendship Evolves. Angela Brett
People & Relationships:Love & Lust
100% SIRESperm Indeed Reached Egg! Angela Brett
Science:Biology
100% SISADMINServer Installer Shares Author's DNA, Mitochondrially Identical Network Angela Brett -- A sisadmin is a sister who is also a sysadmin (which is a common abbreviation for system administrator.)
Words & Wordplay:Made Up Words
Computers
100% SKIRT (2)Scottish Kilt Indeed Resembles This Angela Brett
Household Objects:Clothing
100% SKITESteve Keate Is Totally Egotistical Angela Brett
Assorted Verbs
71% SLANGSome Language Affectations Native to a Group Angela Brett
Science:Linguistics
100% SLAYERSomebody Lunging At You Exacting Revenge Angela Brett
People & Relationships:Law & Order:Criminals
100% SLEEPSlumbering Lends Exhausted Entity Peace. Angela Brett
Sports & Recreation:Relaxation
100% SLEEP (2)Something Lecturers Evidently Enjoy Provoking! Angela Brett
Education:Slow Teaching
100% SLEEP (3)Stop Letting Expansions Experience Priority Angela Brett, when she wanted to go to sleep but kept having to turn on the light and write down acronyms which came to mind.
Words & Wordplay:Acronyms about Acronyms
83% SLEEP (4)Shut-down LCD, Eke Extra Power. Angela Brett, when she put her Newton MessagePad to sleep when it was running out of battery power.
Computers
100% SLEETSheet Lightning Expected... Even Thunder! Angela Brett, when someone on IRC called Sleet wanted to be acronymised after seeing the PIMASTER acronym.
Science:Meteorology
100% SLIMSomatic Love Is Mindless Angela Brett
People & Relationships:Beauty & Hygiene
100% SLIPPINGStraight Laughter Is Pleasureless/Punless... Please Investigate New Guffaws Angela Brett, when Tony responded to something with an ordinary old LOL.
Words & Wordplay
100% SLOPESlanted Lines Offer Plainest Equations Angela Brett
Science:Mathematics
100% SLOPE (2)Straight Lines Observed? Proportional Elements. Angela Brett
Science:Mathematics
100% SLOW EMAILSSecurity Loophole Of Windows Eats Messages After Inundating Linux Servers? Angela Brett -- Email through my email forwarder has been taking a long time to arrive lately, and I wonder if it has to do with extra load on servers due to the latest Windows virus.
Computers:Internet
100% SLOW TEACHERSSubject Learnt Over Weekend! To Educate A Class He Excessively Reduces Speed. Angela Brett
Education:Slow Teaching
Education:Occupations
100% SLUT (3)She Likes Using Toyboys Angela Brett
People & Relationships:Love & Lust
100% SLUT (4)Sexy Lingerie Used Temptingly Angela Brett
People & Relationships:Love & Lust
100% SLUT (5)She Lies, Usually Topless. Angela Brett
People & Relationships:Love & Lust
100% SMALL BABYSure, Maybe A Little Little, But 'Ardly Begun Yet! Angela Brett
Science:Biology
People & Relationships:Family
100% SMARTStupid, Maybe, At Real Tasks. Angela Brett
People & Relationships:Personality Traits
100% SMART (3)Some Minds Are Really Talented Angela Brett
People & Relationships:Personality Traits
100% SMART ASS (2)Some Mensans Are Rationally Talented And Socially Stupid Angela Brett
People & Relationships:Personality Traits
100% SMILE (2)Subtly Make Imminent Laughter Evident Angela Brett
Laughter
100% SMOKERSSo Many On Knife-Edge, Risking Sickness Angela Brett
Drugs:Tobacco
100% SMOKESCREENSoot Makes Others Keep Eyes Shut - Confused Reaction Ensues. Escape Now! Angela Brett
Assorted Nouns
100% SMTP (2)Server Mauled The Postie? Angela Brett, thinking especially of an SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) server running Yellow Dog Linux, since SMTP is sort of like a postman, and posties often get mauled by dogs.
Re-expansions of existing acronyms
Computers:Internet
100% SMTP (3)Send Messages To People Angela Brett (SMTP usually stands for Simple Mail Transfer Protocol)
Re-expansions of existing acronyms
Computers:Internet
100% SNELLSports Notably Effective Long Legs Angela Brett, referring to runner Peter Snell (who is supposedly a distant relative of mine)
Names:Famous people
100% SNIFFLESStuffy Nose Initiates Feeling Fatigued, Leaking Excess Snot. Angela Brett
Science:Biology:Healthcare:Ailments
100% SNITSans Niceness, Inexplicable Tantrum Angela Brett, when her sister asked if their mother was still 'in a snit' with her.
Words & Wordplay:Made Up Words
People & Relationships
100% SNOGSquash Noses Or Glasses Angela Brett
People & Relationships:Love & Lust
100% _SNPRINTFSafe? Not Particularly. Recently It Nearly Totally Failed! Angela Brett, who had advocated the use of the C function _snprintf in place of sprintf because it takes the size of the buffer as a parameter and so ought to be safer, but recently discovered it's not so safe after all.
Computers:Programming
100% SOSoon & Often Angela Brett, when Jeff said, after reading 'The Meaning of Liff', 'I am SO going to acronymize some of these.'
Main
100% SO (2)Spiritedly, Overenthusiastically Angela Brett (see SO)
Main
100% SOAP (2)Stand On A Platform Angela Brett, thinking of a soapbox but too lazy to think of an x word.
Communication
100% SOBStupid Obsessed Blubbering Angela Brett, after pretending to sob over the death of her kMac.
Assorted Verbs
People & Relationships:Emotions
100% SOBERSpirits Or Beer Essentially Rejected Angela Brett
Drugs
100% SOCKSheath Of Coloured Knitting Angela Brett
Household Objects:Clothing:Underwear
100% SOCKS (2)Shoes Often Can Keep Smelling Angela Brett, as a modification of Tony's SOCKS
Household Objects:Clothing:Underwear
100% SOFTWARESomething Often Found To Worry A Rookie Enthusiast Angela Brett
Computers
100% SOFTWASHSome Oaf Found Their Water And Soap Hard? Angela Brett, on seeing some 'Softwash' soap, wondering just how hard other soaps are.
People & Relationships:Beauty & Hygiene:Beauty Products
100% SOFTWASH (2)Soap Only Foams The Water, Antibacterial Sterilises Hands Angela Brett, after using some SOFTWASH liquid hand wash.
People & Relationships:Beauty & Hygiene:Beauty Products
100% SOLDIERSSlaying's Our Loyal Duty... Insufferable Enemies Ruthlessly Slaughter Angela Brett
Military
100% SOLIDScientific Opinion: Light Isn't Dense. Angela Brett
Science:Physics
100% SOMESubset Of Mentioned Entirety Angela Brett
Main
100% SOMETHIN'Some Object My Eloquent Typist Has Inadequately Named Angela Brett
Assorted Nouns
100% SONARSound Out Nasties And Repasts Angela Brett
Science:Biology
Science:Physics
100% SONIASomeone Of Note, I Assume. Angela Brett
Names:First names:Female
100% SOPHIESo One Person Has Incredible Enlightenment Jan Morgan and Angela Brett (according to http://tools.oxygen.com/babynamer/TypeASearch.cfm?Gender=G&Unique=2&TellMeAbout=sophia, Sophia and Sophie come from a Greek expression meaning Wisdom)
Names:First names:Female
100% SOPHOSStops Others' Programs Harming Our System Angela Brett, after seeing a SOPHOS virus protection program pop up on her work computer.
Computers:Windows:Applications
100% SORRYSuch Offensive Rudeness Riles You. Angela Brett
People & Relationships
100% SOS (6)Stupid Ocean Swells! Angela Brett
People & Relationships:Disaster
100% SOS (7)Several Overboard Seamen Angela Brett
People & Relationships:Disaster
100% SOS (8)Sending Out Screams Angela Brett
People & Relationships:Disaster
100% SOS (9)Splitting Our Seams Angela Brett
People & Relationships:Disaster
100% SOS (10)Stay Out, Sea! Angela Brett
People & Relationships:Disaster
100% SOS (11)Stop Our Suffering! Angela Brett
People & Relationships:Disaster
100% SOS (12)Sh*tting Our Selves! Angela Brett and Steve Keate
People & Relationships:Disaster
100% SOUND IN SPACESign Of Uneducated Nitwits... Doesn't It Need Some Perturbed Atoms, Compressing & Expanding? Angela Brett, when Jeff gave sound in space as the reason for calling STAR WARS FOUR Un Realistic.
Science:Astronomy
100% SOUTHStandard Orientation's 'Under' Top Hemisphere Angela Brett
Places:Positions & Directions
100% SOUVEFARStrange Object Usually Via Envelope From Another Realm Angela Brett (A souvefar is like a souvenir, except it's from somewhere you've never been anywhere near. Some souvefars start out as souvenirs but become souvefars when given to friends or family back home; others are bought at local souvenir shops and delivered to friends overseas.)
Words & Wordplay:Made Up Words
100% SOVIET ONIONSystem Of Vegetables In Elected Tribunals, Or Novelties Inside Other Novelties. Angela Brett, expanding a quirky unsuccessful search. An onion's layers are similar to matryoshka dolls, so perhaps that's what a soviet onion is!
Politics
Food & Drink
100% SPASignal Passing Ambulance Angela Brett, celebrating TOWEL DAY by acronymising different types of towels to show some of their uses. ('...You can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal')
Household Objects:Towels
100% SPACEScientists Puzzled About Curvature, Etc. Angela Brett
Science:Astronomy
89% SPACE AGEShuttle Pilotted by Aging Chap - Everybody Admires Great Explorers. Angela Brett
Time
Science:Astronomy
100% SPACESSome Paradoxically Appeared, Code's Essentially Spoiled. Angela Brett, after finding some spaces where they shouldn't have been in a C program which she's sure she never typed.
Computers:Programming
100% SPAEScottish: Predict An Event Angela Brett
Assorted Verbs
100% SPAMSend People Annoying Mail Angela Brett
Computers:Internet
100% SPAM (3)Sometimes Promises Ample Money Angela Brett
Computers:Internet
100% SPAM (7)Spiced, Preserved And Minced Angela Brett
Food & Drink
100% SPAM (8)Some Particularly Aggravating Mail Angela Brett
Computers:Internet
100% SPAM (14)Shoves Products At Me Angela Brett
Computers:Internet
100% SPANKINGSomatically Punishing A Naughty Kid Isn't Necessarily Good Angela Brett
People & Relationships
87% SPANNING TREESSilly! Prim's Algorithm's Not Necessarily Iterated (so) Numbingly Gradually. This is Really Easy, Elementary Stuff! Angela Brett, when a tutor was spending an hour finding the minimum cost spanning tree for a graph using Prim's algorithm, writing every single step on the board. It could have all been done in about 45 seconds - basically a game of join the dots where instead of finding the next number to decide which dot to go to next, we have to work out the minimum of a few numbers.
Science:Mathematics
Education:Slow Teaching
100% SPARCSun's Particularly Amazing Research Creation Steve Keate and Angela Brett
Computers
100% SPARE TIMESome Pastimes: Acronymising, Reading, Eating, Tweaking Important MacOS Elements... Angela Brett, who rather likes ResEdit ;^)
Time
100% SPARSESome People Acronymise Rapidly, Some Exceptionally! Angela Brett, while Tony was producing over 40 new acronyms per day and her own contributions were becoming rather SPARSE. (But his are great too, I don't really mean that speed is reducing his quality)
Words & Wordplay:Acronyms about Acronyms
100% SPASTIC (3)Such People Are Surely Talented... It's Cerebral! Angela Brett, on Cerebral Palsy.
Science:Biology:Healthcare:Ailments
100% SPEAKERSSome People Eat Audio Kit, Ending Really Sick Angela Brett
Computers:Do Not Eat
100% SPEAROWSmall Pokemon's Energetically Airborne, Rapidly Oscillating Wings Angela Brett (Spearow is Pokemon #21)
Computers:Games:Game Characters:Pokemon
100% SPECIAL OLYMPICSStupid People Enter Competition In Athletic Level. Only Lost Your Mind, Physically In Champion Shape. Angela Brett (anyone offended by 'stupid' may call me spastic.)
Sports & Recreation
83% SPECTACLESSeeing Properly Entails Choosing The Appropriate Combination of Lenses to Ease Stigmatism. Angela Brett
Household Objects:Clothing:Jewellery & Accessories
100% SPECTRESoul's Presence Ex-Corpus, Theoretically Residual Energy. Angela Brett
People & Relationships:Death
100% SPEECH (2)Spout Prefabricated Eloquence Ex- Campaign Headquarters Angela Brett
Politics
Communication:Talking
89% SPEIGHTSSouthern People Enjoy It; Goody-goodies Hate The Stuff. Angela Brett (Speights is a brand of beer)
Food & Drink:Drinks:Alcoholic
100% SPERMSmall Paternal Effort Riles Mother Angela Brett
Science:Biology:Body Parts
100% SPHERESolid Paradigm Having Every Radius Equal Angela Brett
Science:Mathematics:Geometry
100% SPIRITSomehow Perhaps I'll Remain, In Thought. Angela Brett
People & Relationships:Death
100% SPLEENStrange, Perplexing Little Entity... Explanation Needed Steve Keate and Angela Brett
Science:Biology:Body Parts
100% SPOCK (2)Space Plots Often Concern Klingons Angela Brett
Art & Literature:Fictional Characters:Star Trek
100% SPORKSure Partner Of Runcible Knife? Angela Brett
Household Objects:Eating Utensils
100% SPORTSome 'Players' Only Require Television Angela Brett
Entertainment:TV shows
Sports & Recreation
100% SPORTS MEDICINESwallow Painkillers, Out Running Tomorrow. Sore Muscles Every Day Indicates Competitor Is Near Excellence. Angela Brett (if you disagree, see SPORTS MEDICINE (2))
Sports & Recreation
Science:Biology:Healthcare
93% SPORTS MEDICINE (2)Some Physiotherapy Or Rest on The Sidelines - Must Ensure Disuse, Injury's Compounded If Now Exercised Angela Brett, to balance SPORTS MEDICINE
Sports & Recreation
Science:Biology:Healthcare
100% SPOTStain Present On Threads Angela Brett
Assorted Nouns
100% SPOYLTSeveral Presents Offered - You Lucky Thing! Angela Brett, on sending Tony and his family some Christmas presents.
Words & Wordplay:Made Up Words
94% SPREADING GOD'S WORDSome People Relish 'Educating' Anyone Distantly Interested (or Not.) Goodness Gracious, One Daren't Slacken With One's Religious Duties. Angela Brett
Religion
100% SPRINGER (3)Stunt-People Readily Instigate Nasty Grapples (Evidently Real) Angela Brett, as an entry to the Radio Times Def.i.n.i.t.i.a.l.s competition
Entertainment:TV shows:Talk Shows
100% SPRINGER (4)Should People Resolve Issues? No, Get Even! Retaliate! Angela Brett
Entertainment:TV shows:Talk Shows
100% SPROGSmall Person - Renewer Of Generation Angela Brett
People & Relationships:Family
100% SQUARKSupersymmetry's Quark -- Unconfirmed As Real Knowledge Angela Brett
Science:Physics:Particles
100% SSH (2)Silent! Someone'll Hear! Angela Brett
Assorted Nouns:Noises
100% STAGSomeone Tied And Graffitied Angela Brett, after seeing a man tied to a lamp-post almost naked and written on, on his stag night.
People & Relationships:Love & Lust:Marriage & Divorce
100% STAMPSend This Air-Mail Please. Angela Brett
Communication
100% STAMP (2)Shipping Trade Attracts Most Philatelists. Angela Brett
Communication
100% STAND UPStop The Abuse, Nobody Deserves Unfair Persecution Angela Brett, in response to the same request as WATCH OUT
People & Relationships:Abuse
100% STANZASo Tony's Accuracy Nears Zero... Aarrghh! Angela Brett, because Tony continues to use the word 'verse' when he means 'stanza' even though he knows that a verse is only one line of poetry.
Art & Literature
100% STARSomething That Astronomers Research Angela Brett
Science:Astronomy
91% STAR KNIGHTSquire Turned Astronaught... Readily Killing Nasties [so] It's 'Good Heavens!' Truly. Angela Brett, who doesn't know what the person who searched for 'star knight' on the website was actually referring to.
Art & Literature:Fictional Characters
100% STATE YOUR GOALSSomehow To Acronymise, Totally, English. Yeah, Obviously Unnattainable... Real Goals Often Are. Let's Strive! Angela Brett
Words & Wordplay:Acronyms about Acronyms
100% STATISTICSShrunk To Averages, The Information Steers Toward Incorrect Conclusions Sometimes. Angela Brett
Science:Statistics
100% STATISTICS (3)Squint To Assess The Information So Truth Isn't Clearly Shown Angela Brett, after a statistics lecturer said, "look through your eyelashes, make it blurry," which Angela thinks pretty much sums up what statistics is about.
Science:Statistics
100% STATISTICS (4)Some Times Angela Thinks It's Stupid That Information's Clouded So. Angela Brett
Science:Statistics
100% STDSee Telephone Directory Angela Brett (STD usually stands for Subscriber Trunk Dialling)
Re-expansions of existing acronyms
Communication
100% STEELSome Twosomes Enjoy Everlasting Love Angela Brett, referring to what is traditionally the steel (11th) wedding anniversary.
Time:Special Occasions:Wedding Anniversaries
100% STEEL (2)Steps Toward Eternity: Eleven. Lovely! Angela Brett
Time:Special Occasions:Wedding Anniversaries
100% STEP (2)Some Think Elevator's Preferable Angela Brett
Assorted Nouns
100% STEPHENStride That Egglaying Poultry Has? Evidently Not! Angela Brett, thinking of Step-hen
Names:First names:Male
100% STEVESwings To Extremes Very Erratically. Angela Brett, describing Steve Jobs according to what she's read about him. (If he happens to be reading this... hey, no offense... oh great, all-powerful iCEO (who owns lots of G3s and therefore deserves my respect.) You're doing a great job, just as long as you don't can HyperCard. :)
Computers:Macintosh & Newton
Names:Famous people
100% STEVE (4)Somebody That Expands 'Volvo' Evilly Angela Brett, after Steve expanded VOLVO
Names:Acronymists
100% STEVE (6)Served Tepid, Everyday Vegetable Ensemble Angela Brett (this describes Steve K's taste in vegetables, but not his personality! Well, perhaps he can be vegetative but not tepid)
Names:You Are What You Eat
91% STEVE KEATEStarted To Expand 'VIAGRA' Except Keenly Enlisted Angela To End (it) Angela Brett
Names:Acronymists
100% STEVE KEATE (2)Snores To Excess, Volume Explosive! Kind Enough A*sehole To Endure Mary Carr and Angela Brett
Names:Acronymists
92% STEVE WOZNIAKStarted To Engineer Various Electronic Wizardry (Often Zany New Inventions) As a Kid. Angela Brett, who thought she ought to do one for Steve Wozniak after reading LINUS TORVALDS
Computers:Macintosh & Newton
Names:Famous people

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