APRONYMS BY SEAN LAMB
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100% AIR (2)Almost Infuriating Redhat Sean Lamb (Air was the codename for Mandrake Linux 7.0)
Computers:Linux
Names:Code Names:Linux
100% ALADDINAdding Lavish Animation, Disney Does It Now Sean Lamb
Entertainment:Movies
Art & Literature:Fictional Characters
100% ALBERT EINSTEINA Less-Bearded Enigmatic Researcher Tells Everyone In Natural Science That Everything's Interrelated Naturally Sean Lamb
Science:Mathematics:Mathematicians
100% AMBERAncient Miniscule Bug's Encased Reliably Sean Lamb
Science:Biology:Plants
Science:Biology:Insects
100% AMTRAKAnother Metro Train Rolls Along Keenly Sean Lamb (Amtrak is the national passenger carrier of the US)
Commerce:Companies
Transport:Trains
100% ANSEL ADAMSA Naturalist Shows Everyone Looking At Depictions A Marvelous Scene Sean Lamb (Ansel Adams was best known for his photography of Yosemite National Park in California)
Names:Famous people
100% APACHEAlways Pretty And Creative Html Everywhere Sean Lamb (Apache is the server software that runs the vast majority of the web)
Computers:Internet
100% APACHE (2)A Program Answering Comon Http Enquiries Sean Lamb (Apache is the server software that runs the vast majority of web sites)
Computers:Internet
100% APOLLOAffordably Purchase Our Lovely Linux Offering Sean Lamb (Apollo was the code name for RedHat Linux 5.2)
Computers:Linux
Names:Code Names:Linux
100% APPALOOSAAMD Processor Portends Affordability Like One Open Source Application Sean Lamb (Appaloosa was AMD's code name for their less-expensive Duron line of processors)
Computers:Generic Hardware
Names:Code Names
100% APRONYMS SO FARAnother Player Requests Our Newest Yields; May Send Something Oddly Funny And Related Sean Lamb
Computers:Internet:Apronyms Website:Page Titles
100% ART (2)A Rendered Thought Sean Lamb
Art & Literature
100% ARTISTAfter Rendering The Image, Sculpture's Touted Sean Lamb
Art & Literature
People & Relationships:The Workforce:Occupations
100% ASTEROIDAnother System That's Engineered Rigorously, Obsolete In Days. Sean Lamb (Asteroid was Microsoft's code name for Windows NT version 5.1)
Names:Code Names:Microsoft
100% ATLANTIC (2)Apple Tried Locating Another Name That Is Confusing Sean Lamb (Atlantic was Apple's code name for the Apple ][cx)
Computers:Macintosh & Newton:Hardware
Names:Code Names:Apple
100% ATLASA Tome Locates A Street Sean Lamb
Places:Navigation Aids
89% ATTORNEY (2)Another Trialist Teaching Of Righteousness to Near Every Youth Sean Lamb (disclaimer: my father is a Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County in California; yeah, this isn't the best, but it's the first thing that popped into my mind)
People & Relationships:Law & Order:Occupations
100% AUTOBAHNApple Uses The Oddest Brands And Humorous Names Sean Lamb (Autobahn was Apple's code name for the PowerMac 9500/150)
Computers:Macintosh & Newton:Hardware
Names:Code Names:Apple
100% AVALON (2)Another Venture, Another Loss - Or Not? Sean Lamb (Avalon is Microsoft's code name for the graphics API in Longhorn, but will it succeed?)
Computers:Windows
Names:Code Names:Microsoft
100% AVALON (3)Advanced Video Api Leads Off .Net Sean Lamb (Avalon is Microsoft's code name for the graphics API in LONGHORN)
Computers:Windows
Names:Code Names:Microsoft
86% BAMBOOBut At Mandrake, Boffins Offer Open-source Sean Lamb (Bamboo was the code name for Mandrake Linux 9.1)
Computers:Linux
Names:Code Names:Linux
100% BEOWULFBig Electronic Organisms Will Use Linux, Fool Sean Lamb (who envies the computing power of the big Beowulf clusters that always seem to take on a life of their own)
Computers:Linux
100% BETA (3)Because Every Test's Affirmative Sean Lamb
Computers
100% BILLEDBought It, Left Loot, Endured Demands Sean Lamb
Commerce
100% BILTMOREBecause It's Linux, They Might Open Roughly Everything Sean Lamb (Biltmore was the code name for RedHat Linux 4.2)
Computers:Linux
Names:Code Names:Linux
100% BING CROSBYBing Is Noted, Great Crooner Relies On Singing. Bababoo? Yes! Sean Lamb (Bing Crosby was known for his crooning singing style that included refrains of "ba-ba-ba-boo" skat lyrics)
Entertainment:Music:Artists
90% BLUECURVEBudding Linux Utility Engineers Create Unix to Redhat's Vision Excellently Sean Lamb (Bluecurve is the name for RedHat's window manager; it's supposed to be "the" window manager combining features of both KDE and GNOME)
Computers:Linux
90% BLUECURVE (2)Bad Linux User Experiences Cast Uncertainty on Redhat's Very Existence Sean Lamb (Bluecurve is the name for RedHat's window manager; it's supposed to be "the" window manager combining features of both KDE and GNOME)
Computers:Linux
83% BONES (2)Big Osseous Neoliths Explained by Scientists Sean Lamb
Science:Biology:Body Parts
Science:Biology:Animals:Dinosaurs
100% BSDBest System Design Sean Lamb (BSD = Berkeley Software Distribution; a flavor of UNIX written by UC Berkeley that is the basis for FreeBSD, NetBSD and OpenBSD among others)
Re-expansions of existing acronyms
Computers
100% BYE FOR NOWBecause You're Especially Forlorn Over Retreating, Never Overemphasize Withdrawals Sean Lamb
Communication:Hello & Goodbye
100% CABIRCells Affected By Internet Rage Sean Lamb (Cabir is the name of the first worm to infect cell phones)
Communication
100% CABIR (2)Creating Another Bluetooth Infection Readily Sean Lamb (Cabir is the name of the first worm to infect cell phones via their bluetooth capabilities)
Communication
100% CAIROCan Another Incarnation Recruit Others? Sean Lamb (Cairo was Microsoft's code name for Windows NT 4.0, which was supposed to get everyone off the Win9x kernel series)
Computers:Windows
100% CAMELBACKCab's About Middle. Engineer Looks Back And Controls Kettle. Sean Lamb (a camelback locomotive is a steam engine where the control cab is wrapped around the middle of the boiler rather than at the rear end of it; smaller locomotives were also sometimes called 'tea kettles')
Transport:Trains
100% CANNOT FIND SERVERConnectivity Across Network Nodes Often Tangles Files Innocently Named. Decent Security Ever Requires Vigilance, Especially Remotely Sean Lamb
Computers:Internet
100% CANVASCreative Artists Need Vacant Art Slates Sean Lamb (most paintings that I've seen are on canvas, after all)
Art & Literature
100% CARL SAGANCausing Another Ridiculous Law Suit, Apple Grouses Astronomer's Nerve Sean Lamb (Carl Sagan was Apple's code name for the Powermac 7100/66; when Mr. Sagan learned of the code name creation, he sued to prevent it's use within Apple)
Names:Famous people
Computers:Macintosh & Newton:Hardware
Names:Code Names:Apple
100% CARPUCrust Accumulates, Residue Piles Up Sean Lamb (Every winter around here, the snow kicked up by car tires collects on fenders and mudflaps. When the snow pile gets heavy enough or if the weather warms up a little, these clumps fall off, making what I call carpu.)
Words & Wordplay:Made Up Words
91% CENTRAL PROCESSING UNITComputers are Everywhere Now That Retailers Are Lowering Prices Roughly Overnight. Computer Education and Solid State Inventions Now Guarantee Us New Innovative Technology Sean Lamb
Computers:Generic Hardware
100% CLAUDECultured, Learned Artist Understated Details Extensively Sean Lamb (Claude Monet's impressionist works were more noted for their lack of precise detail, presenting just the impression of an image rather than a photorealistic reproduction; Monet studied in Europe with many other well known artists including Eug┼Żne Boudin, Pablo Picasso and Pierre-Auguste Renoir)
Names:Famous people
Art & Literature
100% COLLECTORCreating One Large Lot, Each Collector Thinks Of Resale Sean Lamb
People & Relationships
88% COMPASS (2)Clever Orienteering Merits Prestigious Awards for Some Scouts Sean Lamb
Places:Navigation Aids
Sports & Recreation:Scouts
100% COMPILER (2)Compilers Only Make Programs If Libraries Execute Right Sean Lamb
Computers:Programming
85% CONDOMINIUMConnected Or Not, Domiciles Often Mean In-laws Normally Invade, Ultimately Move in Sean Lamb
Places:Buildings
100% CORPORATION (2)Companies Often Report Profits On Retail And Then Insist On Nondisclosure Sean Lamb
Commerce
100% COUNSELORCourtroom Officer Usually Negates Someone Else's Legal Opinion Resolutely Sean Lamb
People & Relationships:Law & Order:Occupations
86% CURSORComputers Usually Rely on Systems Of Recursion Sean Lamb
Computers
100% CZERNYCultural Zenith; Entertainment Really, Not Yodelling Sean Lamb (Karl Czerny was an Austiran composer who studied with Beethoven)
Entertainment:Music:Artists
100% DARLDoesn't Actually Run Linux Sean Lamb (Referring to Darl McBride, the CEO of SCO)
Names:Famous people
Computers:Linux
100% DATA CENTRALIZATIONDo All The Acronyms Created Editorially Need To Relate And Lexically Indicate Zero Affiliation To Imagination Or Not? Sean Lamb
Words & Wordplay:Acronyms about Acronyms
100% DEADMAN'S BUTTONDevice Employed As Defensive Mechanism Against Napping Staff By Using The Tension Of Normality Sean Lamb. The Deadman's Button is a device installed in lomotives that must remain depressed by the engineer (usually under his/her foot) to prevent the brakes from being applied; the theory is that if the engineer had a lapse of consciousness (falling asleep, heart attack, whatever), his foot would come off the button, thus applying the brakes.
Transport:Trains
100% DEBRISDeafening Explosions Bring Residual Incendiary Sediment Sean Lamb (debris is always left over after an explosion, so...)
People & Relationships:Disaster
100% DEBRIS (2)Destroying Everything Brings Rubble Into Sight Sean Lamb
People & Relationships:Disaster
100% DEPTH OF FIELDDistinctly Elemental Photographic Technique Helps Offer Fine Focus In Every Little Detail Sean Lamb (beginning photography students learn that a smaller aperture gives a greater depth of field in their photos)
Art & Literature
100% DESKTOP SUPPORTDoesn't Everyone Seek Knowledge To Operate Personal Systems? Users Persistently Perplex Our Resourceful Technology Sean Lamb
Computers
100% DICEDeals In Chance Events Sean Lamb
Household Objects
Entertainment:Games
100% DINODown Is Not Out Sean Lamb, because dinosaurs always tend to be popular with the kids.
Science:Biology:Animals:Dinosaurs
100% DIPLODOCUSDiplodocus Is Plainly Large. One Dinosaur's Outrageous Corpulence Upsets Scientists. Sean Lamb, because dinosaurs always tend to be popular with the kids.
Science:Biology:Animals:Dinosaurs
100% DISC (2)Does It Still Compile? Sean Lamb (DISC really means Digital Interactive Systems Corp., a company marketing a new computer-in-a-box gaming console)
Re-expansions of existing acronyms
Commerce:Companies
Computers:Games
86% DJANGODance and Jump. A Natural Guitarist's Outstanding! Sean Lamb (who spent a day enjoying the gypsy swing guitar of Django Reinhardt)
Entertainment:Music:Artists
100% DOLPHINDo Other Linuxes Pursue Human Interface Niceties? Sean Lamb (Dolphin was the code name for Mandrake Linux 9.0; Mandrake has been known as the "user-friendly" Linux)
Computers:Linux
Names:Code Names:Linux
100% DRM (3)Doesn't Really Matter Sean Lamb (DRM = Digital Rights Management {Microsoft}; but file sharing will continue after this "feature" is introduced)
Re-expansions of existing acronyms
Computers
83% DUMPSDiscarded Unto Mountainous Piles of Scrap Sean Lamb
Places
Science:Environment
100% ECLAIREvery Chomp's Luscious; An Irresistible Recipe! Sean Lamb
Food & Drink
100% ENIGMAEvery New Iteration Generates More Animosity Sean Lamb (Enigma was the code name for RedHat Linux 7.2)
Computers:Linux
Names:Code Names:Linux
95% ENTERPRISE SECURITYEvery Network Technician Eeverywhere Respects Privacy Rights Implicitly. Still Every Single Enterprise Consultant Usually Realizes it Isn't True Yet. Sean Lamb
Computers
100% ERIEErie Railroad Is Extinct Sean Lamb (the Erie Railroad, chartered in 1832, ran between New York City and Buffalo (on Lake Erie) until it was merged into the Erie Lackawanna in the 1950s and later Conrail, which has now been split between CSX and Norfolk Southern)
Transport:Trains
100% EUDORA (2)Eponym's Unpronounceable. Dummies Only Rarely Accurate. Sean Lamb (who has heard too many users say "Endora" when they really mean "Eudora")
Computers:Internet
100% EVIDENCEEvidence Vindicates Indictment. Defenders Explain Nothing 'Cept Embarrassment. Sean Lamb
People & Relationships:Law & Order
100% FABROSAURUSFast, Agile Beast Relies On Skillful Adaptation Under Relatively Unfriendly Situations Sean Lamb (Fabrosaurus was a small, bipedal herbivore discovered in Africa that had five fingers on its hands)
Science:Biology:Animals:Dinosaurs
100% FERRITE COREFew Engineers Realize Ram Is Technology Evolved 'Cause Of Researching Engineers Sean Lamb (who remembers seeing photos of ferrite core memory from his own college days)
Computers:Generic Hardware
89% FIREBIRDFor Internet Reading, Everyone's Browser Is a Resource Destroyer Sean Lamb (Firebird is the new name of Mozilla's browser component)
Computers:Internet:Web browsers
100% FIRST IN LAST OUTFreshmen In Remedial Science Think "I'll Never Learn About Stacks. They're Onerously Unfathomable Today!" Sean Lamb (in computer science, a Stack is a First-In-Last-Out data structure)
Computers:Programming
100% FLAMESForum Language And Manners Explode Spectaucularly Sean Lamb (who tries to stay out of 'net flame wars)
Communication
100% FLANFunny-Looking, Aromatic Nourishment Sean Lamb
Food & Drink
100% FORUMS (3)Found Online, Responses Usually Mean Something Sean Lamb
Computers:Internet
100% FRENGUELLISAURUSFew Reproductions Exist. Now Generally Unknown, Extremely Large Lizard Is Seen As Unusual Relative. Unknown Size Sean Lamb (Frenguellisaurus is judged to weigh about 770 pounds, based on fossils found so far. However, its exact size isn't very well known, and it's not a name that rolls off the tongue of most schoolchildren)
Science:Biology:Animals:Dinosaurs
83% FREONForcibly Route Everyone to Our Network Sean Lamb (Freon was the code name Microsoft used for the XBox)
Computers:Games
100% FUDGE (2)Fully Unequalled Dessert Generates Ecstasy Sean Lamb (Chocolates are said to have an aphrodisiac effect on some people...)
People & Relationships:Love & Lust
Food & Drink:Confectionery
83% GAVELGive A Vital End to Lawsuit Sean Lamb
People & Relationships:Law & Order
92% GENYODECTESGreatly Erratic Noggin Yet Only Disconnected Evidence of Carnivore That Existed Southward Sean Lamb (Genyodectes was discovered in Argentina, but is only known from fragmentary skull remains)
Science:Biology:Animals:Dinosaurs
100% GEOLOGYGeology Encapsulates One's Learning Of Gneiss Yields Sean Lamb
Science:Geology
86% GOOGLE (6)Googling Often Offers Generous Links to Ephemera Sean Lamb
Computers:Internet
100% GPFGreatly Pooched Files Sean Lamb, referring to the results of a General Protection Fault.
Re-expansions of existing acronyms
Computers:Windows
100% GRADEGenerally Railroads Aren't Deliberately Elevated Sean Lamb (The easiest tracks on which to control trains are perfectly level [with a 0% grade] and perfectly straight)
Transport:Trains
100% GRAPEGenerally Round And Plump Eats Sean Lamb
Food & Drink
Time:Special Occasions:Christmas
100% GRAVITHOLUSGenerally Reported Alberta Vertebrate Is This Herbivore. Owns Large, Unusual Skull Sean Lamb (Gravitholus, discovered in Alberta, had a skull that was wider and thicker than others of the same age)
Science:Biology:Animals:Dinosaurs
100% HAMHoliday-Appearing Meat Sean Lamb
Food & Drink
Time:Special Occasions:Christmas
100% HAPLOCANTHOSAURUSHuge Animal Probably Lived Off Cuttings And Not Tenderlons. Historically Often Seen Around Utah Region, United States Sean Lamb (Haplocanthosaurus was an herbivore; remains of this species have been found in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah)
Science:Biology:Animals:Dinosaurs
100% HEDWIGHe'll Eventually Destroy Windows, It's Guaranteed Sean Lamb (Hedwig was the code name for RedHat Linux 6.0)
Computers:Linux
Names:Code Names:Linux
100% HITACHIHow Is This A Computer-Human Interface? Sean Lamb (Hitachi makes computer monitors...)
Computers:Generic Hardware
100% HOLOGRAPHYHarnessing One's Laser, One Generates Really Artistic, Pleasing Holograms, Yes? Sean Lamb
Art & Literature
Science:Physics
100% HONORHow Others Note One's Respect Sean Lamb
People & Relationships
100% HOTMAILHow One Tells Microsoft Administration Is Lacking Sean Lamb
Computers:Internet
100% HOWIEHumorous One Was Improvisational Entertainer Sean Lamb (Howie Mandel is a comic who is pretty good at improvisation)
Names:Famous people
Entertainment
100% HURRICANEHurry Up Redhat, Redmond Is Continuing Adding New Enhancements Sean Lamb (Hurricane was the code name for RedHat Linux 5.0)
Computers:Linux
Names:Code Names:Linux
100% HYDRAHow You Define Reboots Again Sean Lamb (Hydra was Microsoft's code name for Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Server Edition; MS servers always seem to need a reboot...)
Names:Code Names:Microsoft
100% ICON (2)Image Connoting One's Notions Sean Lamb
Art & Literature
100% IKEBANAIt's Kado. Eclectic Botany, Artful New Arrangements Sean Lamb (Ikebana, also known as Kado, is the ancient Japanese art of formal floral arrangement)
Art & Literature
100% ILLINOIS CENTRALIt's Like Long In New Orleans Is Sighing. Canadian Equipment, New Trains Running Around Louisiana Sean Lamb (Huey Long was governor of Louisiana earlier in the 20th century, and the Illinois Central, now owned by Canadian National, was well-known for the passenger train "The City of New Orleans" [remember the song made famous by Arlo Guthrie?])
Transport:Trains
86% INDICTIgnorance is No Defense In Court Today Sean Lamb
People & Relationships:Law & Order
100% INDIGOIt Never Did Integrate Global Objects Sean Lamb (Indigo is Microsoft's code name for the .NET communication technologies)
Computers:Windows
Names:Code Names:Microsoft
100% INSIt's Now Security Sean Lamb (INS was the Immigration and Naturalization Service in the US until it merged into the DHS [Department of Homeland Security])
Re-expansions of existing acronyms
People & Relationships:Law & Order
100% IRSIncome Retrieval Service Sean Lamb (who just finished filing his 2003 tax return)
Re-expansions of existing acronyms
Commerce
100% ISAACIllustrious Scifi Author's Always Creative Sean Lamb (that's Isaac as in Isaac Asimov, of course)
Art & Literature:Writers
100% IT IS HOT OUTI Think It's So Hot Out That Our Underwear's Tropical Sean Lamb (I am reminded of the scene in "Good Morning Viet Nam" where Robin Williams is telling his radio listeners how hot it was that day)
Science:Meteorology
100% IZZARDIt's Zed. Zounds! Apronyms Rarely Disappoint! Sean Lamb (dictionary.com defines izzard simply as "The letter z.")
Science:Linguistics
100% JAXARTOSAURUSJust Another Xenomorph, A Reptile That Once Saw Action Under Roughly Ukranian Skies Sean Lamb (My dictionary defines xenomorph as a space alien, and some have theorized that dinos were originally aliens, so... Jaxartosaurus was first discovered in Kazakhstan; it may not be the Ukraine, but it's a lot closer to there than Utah)
Science:Biology:Animals:Dinosaurs
100% JOYSTICKJust One Young Student That Is Controlling Kicks Sean Lamb (who spent many an evening in the college computer lab playing games)
Computers:Generic Hardware
100% JPEGJuxtapositioned Pixels Emulate Graphics Sean Lamb (JPEG = Joint Photographic Experts Group)
Re-expansions of existing acronyms
Computers
80% JPEG (2)Just Pictures and Entertaining Graphics Sean Lamb (JPEG = Joint Photographic Experts Group)
Re-expansions of existing acronyms
Computers
100% KARMA (2)Karmas Are Radical Music Appliances Sean Lamb (who has a Rio Karma on his wish list).
Entertainment:Music
Science:Electronics
100% KEBABKreative Eats, Beef And Barbecue Sean Lamb
Food & Drink
100% KETTLEKeeping Engineers Tooting Their Little Engines Sean Lamb - A kettle (an abbreviation of tea-kettle) refers to any very small steam locomotive, usually one without a tender.
Transport:Trains
100% KINKid's Into Naughtiness Sean Lamb
People & Relationships:Family
100% KIN (2)Kinship Is Necessary Sean Lamb
People & Relationships:Family
86% KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENTKnowledgeable Network Operators Will Leverage Experience and Degrees to Gain Enlightenment. Many Apprentices Never Appreciate Gurus, Expecting Mere Elucidation of Network Terms. Sean Lamb
Communication
100% KOPERNICUSKde Out-Performs Everything Rendering New Internet Connections Useful, Surely Sean Lamb (Kopernicus was the code name for KDE version 2.0)
Computers:Linux
Names:Code Names:Linux
100% KORGOKeyboard Output Recorder Generates Opening Sean Lamb (Korgo is the name of a new worm that exploits a hole in Windows security and installs a keylogger, sending the keystrokes to a remote, malicious computer)
Computers:Windows
100% LEEKLet's Eat Everything, 'Kay? Sean Lamb
Food & Drink
100% LESOTHOSAURUSLight, Extra Small One That Had Open Skeleton And Usually Ran Under Shrubs Sean Lamb (DinoDictionary says that this small dino 'was probably an agile, two-legged runner based on slender, hollow, thin walled bones, a light skull with many openings, a short neck and forelimbs and the absence of armor.')
Science:Biology:Animals:Dinosaurs
100% LONGHORNLate Or Not, Gates Holds Out. Releases Nothing Sean Lamb (the next version of Microsoft Windows, codenamed Longhorn, has now been delayed until 2006).
Computers:Windows
Names:Code Names:Microsoft

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