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Awfully Peculiar Racket - Ordinary Names Yield Meanings, Surprisingly!

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% EYEEspy Your Enemies Angela Brett
Science:Biology:Body Parts
83% FABLEFictional Account Bearing Lesson on Ethics. Angela Brett
Art & Literature
100% FABRIC (2)For A Breakfast Reduced In Calories Angela Brett
Household Objects:Threads & Fabric:Edible(?)
100% FABRIC (3)For A Breakfast Rich In Cotton Angela Brett
Household Objects:Threads & Fabric:Edible(?)
100% FACEFocus Additional Cosmetic Enhancement Angela Brett
Science:Biology:Body Parts
100% FACTFunny Acronym-Connected Trivia Angela Brett, to use as one of the headings on the ACRONYMS front page until someone thinks of something better.
Words & Wordplay:Acronyms about Acronyms
100% FACTS (2)Fundamentals Are Conveyed Too Slowly Angela Brett
Education:Slow Teaching
100% FAGGOTFellows Are Gay? Good On Them! Angela Brett
People & Relationships:Love & Lust:LGBTQIA
100% FAGSFormerly A-Grade Smokes Angela Brett
Drugs:Tobacco
100% FAILURE (3)Funds Are Inadequate, Loads Under Running Expenses. Angela Brett
Commerce
100% FAINTFeel(s) As If Not There Angela Brett
Assorted Adjectives
Science:Biology:Healthcare:Ailments
90% FAIRCHILDFine Aircraft, It Reaches Cloud-Height Instead of Lower Down. Angela Brett, when she realised that the aeroplane she was travelling in was a Fairchild... yep, that is the kind of plane that those people crashed in and ended up eating each other. See also WINDOW SEAT.
Transport
100% FAKE (2)Fraud Artists Kid Everyone Angela Brett
People & Relationships:Law & Order
100% FAKE (3)Fools Are Knowingly Ensnared Angela Brett
People & Relationships:Law & Order
100% FAKESFool And Kwanza Easily Separated Angela Brett
People & Relationships:Law & Order
100% FALCONFords Are Like Cars, Only Nicer Angela Brett, who actually has no opinion on which car makes are better.
Transport:Car Makes & Models
100% FALLFrightened About Looming Landing Angela Brett
Assorted Verbs
Sports & Recreation:Parachuting
100% FALLINGForget About Lost Luggage - Incompetence's Now Grave! Angela Brett, referring to a falling aircraft and the presumed incompetence of whoever's flying it, compared with that of the luggage clerk who sent your luggage to Murmansk.
Transport
100% FAMILYFather And Mother, I Love You. Angela Brett
People & Relationships:Family
86% FAMILY (2)Friends And Macs Included... Loved-ones, Yes? Angela Brett
Computers:Macintosh & Newton
People & Relationships:Family
100% FAMOUSFlaunting Ample Money, Often Under Scandal Angela Brett
Names:Famous people
80% FARMFinance All Relies on Meteorology Angela Brett
Places
100% FARTFree Air & Release Tension Angela Brett
Science:Biology
100% FASHION (4)Forceful Advertising Seeds Homogeny, Imposing Others' Norms Angela Brett
People & Relationships
Household Objects:Clothing
100% FASHION (5)Forces A Spectrum, High Individuality Or Not Angela Brett -- it seems to be fashionable to be original and different, but only within certain limits.
People & Relationships
Household Objects:Clothing
100% FASHION MARKETINGFind A 'Statement', Hang It On Nonchalant Model, And Rich Kids (Exposing Their Insecurities) 'Need' Garment. Angela Brett
Household Objects:Clothing
Commerce
100% FASHIONSFoster Adolescent Self-Hate If Outfit's Not Stylish Angela Brett
Household Objects:Clothing
100% FASHIONS (2)Fools Are Spending Hundreds; It's Old Next Season Angela Brett
Household Objects:Clothing
Commerce
100% FASTPHONEFunds Are Speedily Transferred, Particularly Handy On Near-Empty. Angela Brett, who often uses her bank's Fastphone service to transfer funds from her savings account to her EFTPOS one.
Commerce
Communication
100% FAST TRACK For A Shorter Transport Time, Railways Are Car Killers! Angela Brett
Transport:Trains
100% FATALForwards Abruptly To After-Life Angela Brett
People & Relationships:Death
100% FAT FREEForget Adding Tax For Rightful Extra Energy! Angela Brett, thinking that 'fat free' signs could be advertising that you don't have to pay for the fat - although in reality food with such a sign cost more and have less fat in them, which seems like a RIP-OFF
Food & Drink
80% FEARFacing End of Aimed Rifle Angela Brett
People & Relationships:Emotions
100% FEAR (2)Frightened? Expect Adrenalin Rush Angela Brett
Science:Biology
People & Relationships:Emotions
100% FEAR (3)Faithful Entreat A Rescue Angela Brett
People & Relationships:Emotions
86% FEAROWFlies Easily, Aided by Resplendent Oversized Wings. Angela Brett (Fearow is Pokemon #22)
Computers:Games:Game Characters:Pokemon
100% FEMALEFor Ever Moaning About Littlest Errors Steve Keate and Angela Brett
People & Relationships:Genderalisations
100% FEMALESFor-Ever Making A Lover Exasperatedly Sigh Angela Brett
People & Relationships:Genderalisations
100% FEMALES (2)Flimsy Entities Males Attain Lewdly Enforcing Sexuality Steve Keate and Angela Brett
People & Relationships:Genderalisations
100% FEMALES (3)For Entertainment, Many Are Laying Evil Scheme(r)s Steve Keate and Angela Brett
People & Relationships:Genderalisations
100% FERMATFamous Equation Really Made Andrew Think! Angela Brett (Andrew Wiles eventually proved Fermat's Last Theorem centuries after Fermat's death.)
Science:Mathematics:Mathematicians
100% FERRY TICKETForget Enduring Road Rage - You'll Travel In Comfort, Knowing Entrance Time. Angela Brett
Transport
100% FERTILITYFairly Easy Reproduction, Though Initiating Life Is Terrific Yield Angela Brett
Science:Biology
100% FIELD DAYFather Is Endorsing Letter - Don't Do Anything Yucky! Angela Brett, thinking about permission slips for school outings.
Education
Time:Special Occasions
100% FIFTY (2)Folds In Face Triple Yearly :) Angela Brett
Time:Age
100% FIFTY (3)Frequently I'm Forgetting Things Yesterday! Angela Brett
Time:Age
86% FIGUREFanciful Ideas in Geometry, Usually Rectilinear Equilaterals Angela Brett
Science:Mathematics:Geometry
100% FILEFor Indicating Length - EOF. Angela Brett
Computers
100% FINANCIALFather, I Need A New Coat... I'd Appreciate Loan. Angela Brett
Commerce:Money
100% FINEFromage Is Naturally Exquisite Angela Brett
Food & Drink
100% FINEDFor Infraction, Ninety-Eight Dollars Angela Brett
People & Relationships:Law & Order
100% FINISHEDFinally I've Nailed It, Software Has Earned Downloads Angela Brett, when she had at last got the Apronyms app for Mac OS X ready for release.
Computers:Programming
100% FIREFlaming Inferno Radiating Energy Angela Brett, demonstrating what a true acroholic would say if someone yelled 'FIRE!' in the middle of the night.
Science:Physics
100% FIRE (2)For Incinerating Rubbish, Etc. Angela Brett
Science:Physics
100% FIRE (3)Fuel Is Rapidly Exhausted Angela Brett
Science:Physics
100% FIRE ALARMFalsely Indicates Required Evacuation, And Largely Annoys Regular Moviegoers Angela Brett, after being evacuated from a building (where there also were movie theatres) due to a false fire alarm.
Entertainment:Movies
100% FIREWIREFast Information Retrieval, Even Without Inconvenient Restarting Everytime. Angela Brett
Computers:Generic Hardware
100% FIRST-YEAR STUDENTSFriggin' Idiots Require Slow Teaching, Yeah? Educators Aren't Right - Some Totally Understand. Don't Emphasise Non-Troublesome Stuff. Angela Brett, after going to a first-year computer science lecture and being reminded of how much lecturers treat first-year students like idiots.
Education:Slow Teaching
100% FIVEFive Isn't Very Easy Angela Brett, when Dustan said that FIVE would be a difficult acronym to do.
Science:Mathematics:Numbers
100% FLAMEFrom Lighting A Match, Etc. Angela Brett, trying a different kind of singer after Tony came up with expansions for several of the musical kind.
Science:Physics
100% FLASHERFellow Likely Acting Sexual, His Exhibitionism's Ribald! Angela Brett
People & Relationships
80% FLAT-SOLED SANDALSForget Laces And Tall Stillettos, Only Low-Elevation, Down-to-earth Sandals Are Now Desired. Alas, Low-heels (are) Scarce! Angela Brett, after finally finding some flat-soled sandals - it seems that most women's sandals have really high heels on them these days. Of course as soon as I found and bought some they started appearing everywhere.
Household Objects:Clothing
100% FLAT WHITEFeel Like A Tea With Herbal Infusions? Try Elsewhere! Angela Brett, thinking of it as a sign outside a coffee shop.
Food & Drink:Drinks
100% FLAT WHITE (2)Fine Little Apple That Will Have IBook Tykes Enthused. Angela Brett, thinking that the latest iBook, which is not curvy and colourful like the old ones, could be called the 'flat white'.
Computers:Macintosh & Newton:Hardware
100% FLAWSFaulty - Like A Windoze System Angela Brett
Assorted Nouns
Computers:Windows
100% FLIRTFuture Lover Is Really Trying Angela Brett
People & Relationships:Love & Lust
100% FLIRT (2)Feel Like I'm Romantic Topgun Angela Brett
People & Relationships:Love & Lust
100% FLIRTINGFeel Like I'm Ready To Investigate New Guys/Girls Angela Brett, while pondering the difference between flirting and ordinary conversation.
People & Relationships:Love & Lust
Communication
91% FLOPPY DISKForget Low-end, Obsolete Plastic Paralellograms... Your DIskettes Inefficiently Store Kilobytes. Angela Brett
Computers:Generic Hardware
100% FLORALFlaunting Likenesses Of Rhododendrons And Lilies Angela Brett
Assorted Adjectives
100% FLOWERFellow's Love Of Woman Expressed Romantically Angela Brett
People & Relationships:Love & Lust
Science:Biology:Plants
100% FOCUSFor Orbits, Centre's Usually Star Angela Brett
Science:Astronomy
100% FOCUS GROUPFeed Our Customers Under Scrutiny, Gauging Reactions On Unfamiliar Products. Angela Brett
Commerce
100% FOODFoe Of Obsessed Dieters Angela Brett
Food & Drink
100% FOOL (2)Fell Out Of Love Angela Brett
People & Relationships:Love & Lust
100% FORFather Of Repetition Angela Brett, because for is usually the best loop to use in C programs.
Computers:Programming
100% FORECASTFocus On Real Events - Can't Accurately See Tomorrow Angela Brett
Time
100% FOREMAN OF THE JURYFinished Off Reviewing Evidence, My Announcement Notes Our Findings. Trial Has Ended, Judge Usually Rules Years. Angela Brett
People & Relationships:Law & Order
100% FORESTFormation Of Radiata Exist Standing Together Angela Brett
Places
Science:Biology:Plants:Trees
100% FOREST (2)Foliage Over Roots Enhances Several Trunks. Angela Brett
Places
Science:Biology:Plants:Trees
100% FORMFigure Of Representational Medium Angela Brett
Art & Literature
88% FORTRANFine Operations Regarding Transforming & Replicating Arrays of Numbers. Angela Brett
Computers:Programming
100% FORTRAN (2)Fine Operations Really Trivialise Replicating Arrays Neatly Angela Brett
Computers:Programming
100% FORTYFactor Out Repeated Twenty Years Angela Brett
Time:Age
100% FORTY (2)Friggin' Old - RIP To Youth! Angela Brett
Time:Age
100% FORUM POSTFor Others' Reading, Utilise Message Placard On Server, Thanks! Angela Brett
Communication:Acronyms Forums:Page Titles
100% FORUMS (2)Floor Open... Rejected Using Moderated System. Angela Brett, who decided not to make the Acronyms forums at http://www.co.nz/cgi/forums/start.cgi?id=acronyms moderated.
Communication:Acronyms Forums
90% FORWARDEDForum Outage Relayed to Webmaster. A Reply's Due, Edwin Dear! Angela Brett, when she forwarded Jeff's FOUR OH THREE to Edwin, the creator of the forums.
Communication:Acronyms Forums
100% FO TIFor One's Tea Infusion Angela Brett (I assume it's an accident that the name could be pronounced as a non-rhotic 'for tea' but apparently fo ti is used as a tea.)
Food & Drink:Condiments:Herbs
100% FO TI (2)Flogged On The Internet Angela Brett
Food & Drink:Condiments:Herbs
100% FO TI (3)Finest Of Traditional Infusions Angela Brett
Food & Drink:Condiments:Herbs
100% FO TI ROOTFear Of Technology? Ingest Remedy Of Older Times! Angela Brett
Food & Drink:Condiments:Herbs
100% FRANTFellows Restlessly Await Next Train Angela Brett (Frant is defined in The Meaning of Liff as meaning, 'The legal minimum distance between two trains on the District and Circle line of the London Underground. A frant, which must be not less than 122 chains (or 8 leagues) long, is not connected in any way with the adjective 'frantic' which comes to us by a completely different route (as indeed do the trains).')
Words & Wordplay:Liffs
80% FREEWAREForget Rude Expectations of Expenditure, Wallets Abhor Requests for Extraction Angela Brett/Tony McCoy O'Grady
Computers
100% FREEWARE HYPERCARD STACKFirst Reason Everything's Easier With Apples: Reduced Effort Has Your Programmers Expecting Reduced Cost, And Readily Developing Something That All Consider 'Killer' Angela Brett
Computers:Macintosh & Newton:Software
Computers:Programming
91% FRENCH KISSFrantic Romantic Encounter Nightly, Can Herald Kinky Introduction to Steamy Sex Angela Brett/Tony McCoy O'Grady
People & Relationships:Love & Lust
100% FRESH BREADFollowing Recipe's Essential - Some Half-Baked Rolls Even Appear Doughy. Angela Brett, who was determined to create an acronym with 'Half-Baked,' in it since that is used as an example in Tony's acronymising tips.
Food & Drink
100% FRODEFiftyish Residents Of Deck Enlivened Angela Brett, referring to the character in 'The Solitaire Mystery' by Jostein Gaarder
Art & Literature:Fictional Characters:The Solitaire Mystery
100% FROG IN THROATFalse Ribbits One Gets If Needing The Health Resources Otorhinolaryngologists Assent To Angela Brett
Science:Biology:Healthcare:Ailments
100% FROM BEHINDFrightened Reaction Obviously Must Be Expected - Hindsight Is Not Directional! Angela Brett and Tony McCoy O'Grady, when somebody searched for 'from behind' on the Acronyms website.
Places:Positions & Directions
100% FROSSESFolks Really Organise Stupid Stuff, Eh Sista? Angela Brett (Frosses is defined in 'The Meaning of Liff' by Douglas Adams and John Lloyd as meaning, 'The lecherous looks exchanged between sixteen-year-olds at a party given by someone's parents')
Words & Wordplay:Liffs
100% FROSSES (2)Folks Really Organise Such Stupid Events... Seeya! Angela Brett (see FROSSES)
Words & Wordplay:Liffs
100% FRYFood Ready Yet? Angela Brett
Food & Drink
100% FTPFollow That Puppy! Angela Brett - FTP actually stands for File Transfer Protocol, but at least two Macintosh FTP clients have dogs in their icons.
Re-expansions of existing acronyms
89% FULL TEXTFound Under Lexicographic Listings... The Entire Xpansion Treasure-trove. Angela Brett, guessing that whoever was searching for 'full text' on the ACRONYMS website was probably after the alphabetical listings at http://acronyms.co.nz/A.html
Computers:Internet:Apronyms Website
92% FUNDAMENTALSFirst-year Undergraduates Not Dumb, Although Many Evidently Need To Always Learn Slowly Angela Brett
Education:Slow Teaching
92% FUNDRAISINGFrom Unneeded Nickels to Dollars, Reviving An Invalid's Smile... It's Nice Gesture. Angela Brett
Commerce
100% FUNERALFamily Uncovers Necropolitan Expenses Reducing All Legacies Rico Leffanta and Angela Brett
People & Relationships:Death
100% FWIWFollowing Writing Is Waffle Angela Brett (FWIW usually stands for 'For What It's Worth')
Re-expansions of existing acronyms:Conversational
100% FWIW (2)Find Whether I'm Wrong Angela Brett (FWIW usually stands for 'For What It's Worth')
Re-expansions of existing acronyms:Conversational
100% FYRDForced Youth Recruitment Decreed Angela Brett
Military
100% FYRDSFor Year-Round Defense Services Angela Brett
Military
50% G4 (2)Good 4tune Angela Brett, because anyone who has a G4 is fortunate.
Computers:Macintosh & Newton:Hardware
100% GAB (2)Garrulous Annoying Blether Angela Brett
Communication:Talking
100% GABBLEGarbage Articulated, 'Blah Blah...' Lacking Eloquence. Angela Brett, not long before checking her email and discovering she'd been beaten to first G acronym by Tony's GAB.
Communication:Talking
100% GADGETGot Ample Dough? Get Electronic Toys. Angela Brett
Science:Electronics
100% GAMGreen And Mauve Angela Brett ('gam' is the collective noun for weasels, and the story which the h2g2 researchers are writing at http://www.h2g2.com/A255007 is plagued with mauve and sometimes green weasels.)
Art & Literature
100% GAMBLEGain A Million By Losing Empire Angela Brett
Entertainment
100% GAMBLE (2)Get Additional Money But Lose Everyone Angela Brett
Entertainment
100% GANTTGraph Allocating Necessary Tasks & Timescales Angela Brett, after a workmate mistakenly referred to a Gantt chart as a 'GANT'. The Gantt chart is named after Charles Gantt, and is not an acronym.
Time
100% GANTT (2)Generally Always Need Triple Time Angela Brett (see GANTT)
Time
100% GANTT (3)Guesstimates Almost Never The Truth Angela Brett
Time
100% GANTT (5)Generous Approximations, No Tiny Target Angela Brett
Time
100% GANTT (6)Generating Appropriate Notation Takes Time Angela Brett
Time
100% GARDEN OF EDENGobbling Apple Revealed Dear Eve's Nakedness... One Figleaf Enhanced Decency Enough? No! Angela Brett
Places
Religion
100% GARFIELD (2)Gets Around Really Fast If Espying Lasagne Dish Angela Brett
Art & Literature:Fictional Characters
Names:Pet Names
100% GARRETTGaelic - Attention Riveted Regarding Everything That's There Angela Brett (the name Garrett comes from Gaelic and means 'To Watch')
Names:First names:Male
100% GASBAGGroan... Another Speech By Al Gore. Angela Brett
Politics
80% GATANISMGoing Against The Attitude of Niceness and Innovation Surrounding Macintosh Angela Brett
Computers:Windows
100% GATANISM (2)Gleaning Apple's Trade, And Nerdishly Idolising Satanic Master Angela Brett
Computers:Windows
89% GATANISM (3)Group of Antimac Terrorists, Adore Non-Intuitive Software Maker. Angela Brett
Computers:Windows
100% GATEGrants Access To Everyone Angela Brett
Places
100% GAUSSGot Answers Using Simultaneous Solutions Angela Brett, thinking of Gaussian elimination, a way of solving simultaneous equations. I didn't feel like acronymising the whole thing!
Science:Mathematics:Mathematicians
100% GAUSS (2)Great Arithmetic Used Solving Systems Angela Brett
Science:Mathematics:Mathematicians
100% GAUSS (3)Geometry's An Unexpectedly Strange Subject. Angela Brett
Science:Mathematics:Mathematicians
100% GAYSGenes Alter Your Sexuality? Angela Brett
Science:Biology
People & Relationships:Love & Lust:LGBTQIA
100% GAYS (2)Gender Aside, You're Sexy! Angela Brett
People & Relationships:Love & Lust:LGBTQIA
100% GEEKGathers Esoteric, Encyclopaedic Knowledge Angela Brett
Computers
People & Relationships:Personality Traits
100% GEEK (2)Greatly Enjoys Enhancing Kernels Angela Brett and Steve Keate
Computers
People & Relationships:Personality Traits
83% GEEKSGain Entry to Every Knowledge Society Angela Brett
Computers
People & Relationships
100% GEEKS (3)God's Electronic - Every Kilobyte's Sacred Angela Brett
Computers
Religion
People & Relationships
100% GEEKYGo Electronic - Everyone Knows You Angela Brett
Computers
People & Relationships:Personality Traits
100% GEEKY (2)Generally Everything Elicits Keyboard Yearnings Angela Brett
Computers
People & Relationships:Personality Traits
100% GEEKY (3)Gigabit/ Exabit Ethernet Kindling Yottabytes Angela Brett
Computers
100% GEEKY ACRONYMS (2)Gotos Evil, Everybody Knows. You Always Can Rely On (Names You've Mangled) Subroutines Angela Brett, thinking of abbreviated function names.
Words & Wordplay:Acronyms about Acronyms
Computers:Programming
88% GEMINUSGone! (his) Educational Mathematical Inscription. Noticed ÔUncoplanar' Stars. Angela Brett
Science:Mathematics:Mathematicians
100% GENERICGeneralised Extremely, Not Explicit... Really Inspecific Codswallop. Angela Brett, when Bern complained that her HERNIA was too generic. See also: INSPECIFIC
Assorted Adjectives

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