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Loose apronyms:
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100% ABUNCHAA Big Unitary Number - Covers Hundreds, Apparently. Tony McCoy O'Grady, when protesting Jeff's use of 'Abuncha' as one word in an acronym
100% ABUNCHA (2)Angela Believes Unusual Novelties Can Have Acceptance? Tony McCoy O'Grady
100% ANGELA BRETTLA Nice Girl Errs Loudly, Atrociously. Better Read Extra, True? Typo: Lousy. Jeff Anonymous, when Angela mistyped her name
100% ANGELANESSAcronyms' Natural Genius Exercises Laudable Achievements Now Earns Some Success. Tony McCoy O'Grady, after Angela's EAT POTATO won a prize and Tony said it was a recognition of her ANGELANESS.
100% APRONYMA Petite Reminder (Openers Notation) Yields Mnemonic Angela Brett (see APRONYMS)
Words & Wordplay:Acronyms about Acronyms
100% APRONYM (2)A Playful Reduction Of Notation Yields Miniature Angela Brett, although this doesn't convey very well that the 'miniature' is supposed to mean the same thing as the original. (see APRONYMS)
Words & Wordplay:Acronyms about Acronyms
100% APRONYMSAcronyms' Particular Relevancy Often Notify Your Meaning Strongly Tony McCoy O'Grady. Following a request for a word to apply to a 'meaningful acronym' I offered Aptonym - but there were objections to this. So I went further and suggested Apronym, as a conflation of the French 'a propos' and acronym, and also offering overtones of 'appropiate'.
Words & Wordplay:Acronyms about Acronyms
100% APRONYMS (2)A Phrase Reminiscent Of Name You Made Shorter Angela Brett (see APRONYMS)
Words & Wordplay:Acronyms about Acronyms
100% APRONYMS (3)A Potted Rendition Of Notion Yields Miniature Summary Angela Brett (see APRONYMS)
Words & Wordplay:Acronyms about Acronyms
100% APRONYMS (4)Anyone's Permitted Ratifying O'Grady's Neologism? Yes, Make Some! Angela Brett (see APRONYMS)
Words & Wordplay:Acronyms about Acronyms
100% APROVEApronym Passes Rigors Of Vetting/ Examination Angela Brett thinking that APROVE could mean approve an APRONYM. Not to be confused with the misspelling of approve, of which I DISAPROVE.
Words & Wordplay:Acronyms about Acronyms
100% APTONYMSAppropriate Phrases To Obviate Nuances Your Morphemes Suggest Angela Brett, after Tony suggested that 'aptonyms' might be a better name for our creations.
100% ASSONISEA Sound Suggestive Of Noises I Suggested Earlier! Tony McCoy O'Grady, pondering a verb for using assonance.
100% AUTOMAGICAnything Unexplained That Ordinary Magic Avoids, Given Its Confines Rob Rix - thought up after an e-mail to Angela wherein she used the word "automagically"
100% BLARGHBoredom Launches A Rather Good Headline Tony McCoy O'Grady, when Angela sent him an email with the rather uninspired subject line 'blargh.'
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.)
100% CHINESIFIEDCookery Has Interesting Neologism. Eldest Son Invents Foodstuff''s Ingeniously Elegant Description Tony McCoy O'Grady, explaining: When the Tonylet was younger he wanted to indicate how some food had been turned into a Chinese meal by the addition of Soy Sauce... and thus the word 'Chinesified' was born
Food & Drink
88% COOLIESCatchy Outburst On Liking Initial Exposure to Something Tony McCoy O'Grady
100% DETERMATHATIONSDaily Explain/Energise/Engineer! Test/ Extend Reality! Multiply Algorithms / Tools Habile! Advance/Adapt! Transfinites: Infinities/Increasing/Infinitely, Observe Nuances! Sciences/Study! Charles H. Montgomery, Jr.
100% DOH!Dimwitted Oafish Hick Tony McCoy O'Grady
100% GAGurgling Annoyance Jeff Anonymous (in reference to the baby noise)
100% GUICIDEGraphical User Interface Crashed... Instant Disaster Ensued! Angela Brett, pondering whether deinstalling a GUI (Graphical User Interface) would be committing 'guicide'
100% GUICIDE (2)Gnome User Intentionally Caused Its Death, Evidently. Angela Brett (Gnome is a Linux GUI)
100% GUICIDE AFTERMATHGreat, Unintuitive Incoherent Commands Involved During Everyday Actions. For This, Everything Requires Mindpower - All Too Hard! Angela Brett
100% HUWOMANITYHonour Ultimately Womens' Opportunities! Mother Affirm / Nurture Infants, Teens, Youth! Charles H. Montgomery, Jr.
People & Relationships
100% I DISAPROVEIts Disastress Incorect Speling, A Por Riter Ofers Vulger Elision Angela Brett (see APROVE)
100% INNUENDON'TIt's Not Naughty Unless Explicitly Nasty, Decency & Openness Not Threatened Tony McCoy O'Grady, in response to PORNOTGRAPHIC. This means that Pornotgraphy would be visual, while Innuendon't would be aural. The Pornotgraphy has overtones of photography in there also.
People & Relationships:Love & Lust
100% INSPECIFICIt's Not Strictly Perfect Expansion - Created In Friggin' Infinitesimal Chronos! Angela Brett, when Bern complained about her use of 'Inspecific' in GENERIC.
100% JOYBUTTON (2)Jollity: On. You'd Be Unwilling To Try 'Off' Now. Angela Brett, toying with the possibility of a joy button which toggles joy on and off.
100% KEWLKids Experiment With Language Angela Brett
100% KEWL (2)Kids Exercise Wrong Learning wishes
100% MACNIFICENTMy Apple Computer's Now Incredibly Fast. It Crunches Extraordinary Numbers Tirelessly Tony McCoy O'Grady
Computers:Macintosh & Newton
89% MACRONYMMacintosh Aided Creation of Ridiculous Obscurities Necessitates Youthful Mirth Angela Brett
100% NENNIESNascent Entities Now Navigating Inside Entire Space Eminence Grise, explaining: I'm a French Canadian and nennies is the plural of nenni which is the first name "Denis (day-nee)" in French of a good friend. There was a park in front of his house and his mother often yelled "Denis" for supper but due to distance and a lot of trees in between, we always heard "NENNI!". It stayed through the years and a bunch of friends (40 years of friendship) called themselves the Nennies and there's no nennying about it! Nennies are curious about everything and enjoy life as it comes.
Names:First names:Male
100% NYMFORMANIANumerous? Yes - My Frequency Of Referring Means Abbreviated Name In Addresses Tony -- I have a bookmark for this Forum among my browser's addresses. As the site name is too long I shortened it to 'NymFor' and then _saw_ the connection with my favourite mania :-)
Communication:Acronyms Forums
100% PACKRATITISPerson Accumulating Crap; Keeps Really Ancient Things Indefinitely, Taking Infinite Storage. Gavin Lambert, explaining why he has so many old computers.
100% POKENYMSPokemon Original Kreations. Even Nicer, You Might Say. Jeff Anonymous, because some Pokemon acronyms might be more interesting than actual Pokemon.
100% PORNOTGRAPHICPictures Of Really Normal Objects That Get Responses As People Hear Interesting Captions Angela Brett -- 'Pornotgraphy' hints at being pornography, but is not. See (I was tempted to invent 'Innuendic' for the I-word but I don't want to get too many demerit points on my creative license.) See also INNUENDON'T
People & Relationships:Love & Lust
100% PROFIGGLEPatient Rolled Off Furniture, Injuring Gluteus, Grazed Lower Extremities Tony McCoy O'Grady. 'Profiggle' was originally a contraction for 'prolonged stifled giggle' until Tony gave it this expansion.
88% PURPPLEPinnk, Umbber, Redd, Peeach, Pearrl, Lemmon and Euccalyptus Tony McCoy O'Grady, after Angela pointed out that he'd put an extra P word in the expansion of PURPLE in the 'ROSES ARE RED...' acronym. He explained that purpple is a particularly strong colour made up of those listed in the expansion.
Assorted Adjectives:Colours
89% RONYMISEReally Only Needed when Your Mind Is Suddenly Empty Gavin Lambert (okay, so I couldn't think of any good 'R' words for TRANSIENT ERROR and GAVIN LAMBERT. So sue me) ;)
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.)
100% SNITSans Niceness, Inexplicable Tantrum Angela Brett, when her sister asked if their mother was still 'in a snit' with her.
People & Relationships
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.)
100% SPOYLTSeveral Presents Offered - You Lucky Thing! Angela Brett, on sending Tony and his family some Christmas presents.
100% STIXSomething Timberlike Is Xyloid. Angela Brett, after discovering the word Xyloid (meaning woodlike or pertaining to wood) and thought that since it was a real X word and not an eX word then it ought to be included in an acronym just so there'd be another X that hadn't been cheated on... unfortunately she had to cheat on the acronym anyway to get an X into it. But hey, it explains the word nicely, doncha think?
100% STOCKASTICSales That Oscillate Chaotically Keep Any Stockpiling Tendencies In Check. Angela Brett, after reading a paper which mentioned stochastic sales, and thinking that perhaps 'stockastic' would be a better term.
94% SUBACROEXPANSIONSynthesised Utterance, Being A Cut-down Rendition Of Expanded Xpression; Probably Acronymiser Needs Some Intelligence, Or Nourishment Gavin Lambert, who was ON A ROLL when he commented that "Randomly Ordered Lyrics" might be a good subacroexpansion for part of ROCK AND ROLL.
Words & Wordplay:Acronyms about Acronyms
100% TONYNESSThis Once! (Noting Your Nous Earned Several Similarly.) Angela Brett, in response to ANGELANESS.
100% THINGAMAJIG (3)Tool Handy Invention! Name Good: Amajig! Major/Minor Adjust/Annihilate! Jiffy/Jig! It's Good! Charles H. Montgomery, Jr.
100% THINGAMAJIG (2)Tool: Humorous Invented - Name: Gamajig! Adjusts/Annihilates Major/Minor Appliances/Advances! Jiffy/Jig! It's Good! Charles H. Montgomery, Jr.
100% THINGAMAJIGThis Humorous Invented - Name Given A Major Appliance: Jig! It's Good! Charles H. Montgomery, Jr. (see FAIL SAFE!)