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Loose apronyms:
Perfect Apronyms OnlyAll Apronyms
ABBREVIATIONSA Bit Big... Remove Excess Vowels (It Ain't Troublesome If One's Not Speaking) Angela Brett
ABBREVIATIONS OF WORDSA Border Between Reading/ Enscribing & Vocalising Is Apparent, Though It's Often Not Seen... Orally Flustering 'WWW' Offers Real Dilemma Sometimes. Angela Brett, who thinks it's silly that people speak 'WWW', which is only an abbreviation in writing, and write things like 'Meg' and 'Gig' which are abbreviations for speaking but longer than the acceptable written abbreviations MB and GB.
ACROSTICArgue Correct Reference, Or Study This Interesting Comparison. Angela Brett, who is thinking of adding to the ACRONYMS website with a discussion of the definitions of acronym and acrostic.
ALLITERATIONAlike Letters Lead Individual Terms. Excess Rather Annoyingly Turns Into Overt Nausea. Eric Bridgstock
ALLITERATIONSAnother Like Letter Indulges The Ear - Repeat Again To Induce Outrageously Nonsensical Sound. Angela Brett (see the Alliterations page at
Computers:Internet:Apronyms Website:Page Titles
ANAGRAMA New Arrangement Giving Reasonably Alike Meaning Angela Brett, describing what people usually aim for when finding anagrams.
ANALOGUEAny Nincompoop At Large Or Girl Under Ether Rico Leffanta, because a nincompoop is analagous to a girl under ether.
ANTONYMAnother Name, Totally Opposite, Negative Yielding Moniker Gavin Lambert
BBRVBit Big; Removed Vowels ngl Brtt (c ABBREVIATIONS)
BLOCKAGEBrain's Lack Of Clarity Kiboshes A Genius's Expressions Tony McCoy O'Grady, after Jeff's ACRONYMISTS' BLOCK was cured by his EPSOM SALT acronym, and Angela pointed out that Epsom salt cures more than one type of blockage.
CATHYCrafty Anagram To Her Yacht Tony McCoy O'Grady
Names:First names:Female
CLICHECreatively Lacking Imitation Commonly Heard Elsewhere Angela Brett
CLICHE (2)Chronically Lacking In Creativity, Hated Everywhere Angela Brett
EACHExpressly 'All', Considered Holistically Tony McCoy O'Grady
EKANS (2)Everyone Knows Anagram, No Sweat Angela Brett (Ekans is Pokemon #23)
Computers:Games:Game Characters:Pokemon
FAMOUS POEPLE IN IRAQFingers Are Mischievous, One Usually Should Proofread One's Enquiries. Poe's Literary Endeavour, I'msure, Never Included Remote Arab Quarter TMcCO'G, when Angela accidentally let this misspelled phrase onto the Unsuccessful Searches list.
GLASSES (3)Good Looking, A Spectacle... Strange Equivocal Synonyms Angela Brett
Household Objects:Clothing:Jewellery & Accessories
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANTHONY!Here's A Properly Phony Year... Because In Roman, The (Heard) Digits Announce You're Allowed Non-Truths. Have One Neat Year! Angela Brett, when Tony became old enough to li about his age.
Time:Special Occasions
INCENTIVEIf National Creative Energies Necessitate Thinking, Irish Variations Excel Tony McCoy O'Grady, I said I felt I could create an acronym for anything given the incentive. I was challenged to do INCENTIVE, and did.
Assorted Nouns
LOCIList Of Created Imagery. Pam Tubesing, referring to the method of loci.
MISTAKESMy Inglish's Something Terrible And Kontains Erratic Spellings Tony McCoy O'Grady
MNEMONICMy Non-Exact Memory Often Needs Increased Capability Tony McCoy O'Grady
MNEMONIC!Memory Nugget! Enhancing Mind's Organization / Needs / Intention / Creatively! Charles H. Montgomery, Jr. MNEMONIC! was so much fun! Including the 8 lines for Expansion, making MNEMONIC! read down LEFT COLUMN, thus producing ANOTHER MNEMONIC! N spans only pages 769-798 in Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary! (Notice, I am afflicted, not only with ACRO/APRO/NYMA/MAKER/MANIA, but also, EXCLAMATION POINTER/MANIA!)
MOSCOW (2)Monetary Obligations Shove 'Cosmetics' Onto Waitinglist Tony McCoy O'Grady, after Eric said there was another category after 'musts', 'shoulds' and 'coulds' (see MUST) which begins with W... so that the whole idea can be summarised as MoSCoW.
MUSTMinimum Usable Subset, Technically. Eric Bridgstock, explaining that he and his colleagues define technical requirements in terms of "musts", "shoulds" and "coulds".
PALINDROMEPut All Letters In New Direction Reverse Or Mirror Effect Apronymous Anonymous
PEDANTRYPlumbum Est. Don't Alter Nixages/Notation, That's Rather Yucky. Jeff Anonymous, in response to PENCIL (5) If anyone can think of a better N word for an ending, let me know.
PLURALPainfully Loud Ululating, Repeated A Lot! Tony McCoy O'Grady, explaining that the 'Aaaaaarrrrggghh' in his ANTHRAX (2) is the plural of 'Aarrghh', an official Scrabble word.
Assorted Nouns:Noises
PUNLESSPolite Unadorned Natural Laughter Expresses Simplicity Sometimes Tony McCoy O'Grady, after Angela said he was SLIPPING
PUNSPlayful, Unexpected Nuances Surprise! Charles H. Montgomery, Jr.
PUNS (2)Paronomasia Unearths Natural Silliness Angela Brett
RECURSIVERECURSIVE Expansion Continually Unfolds Reflecting Successive Interations, Virtually Endless Angela Brett (expand the first word in this expansion for hours of fun. Don't forget to eat.)
SATELLITESat A 'Tall Electric Lamp' = Light! It Truly Enlightened! Charles H. Montgomery, Jr. Saw 'SATELLITE' thought 'Sat A Light.'
SELF REFERENTIALSome Entries Lack Fully Relevant Expansions (Found Example? Rethink... Expect Now That It's A Lie.) Angela Brett (see if you can work out whether this apronym is self-referential. Don't forget to eat.)
SHORT WORDSSuccinct Handling Of Reasoning Tests Wordpower. Only Reasonable Dexterity Succeeds. Tony McCoy O'Grady
SLIPPINGStraight Laughter Is Pleasureless/Punless... Please Investigate New Guffaws Angela Brett, when Tony responded to something with an ordinary old LOL.
SPOONERISMSeople Pometimes Offer Odd Narrative, Easily Recited, Involving Sixed Mounds Roger Williams
SYNONYM"Sometimes You Need Other Nouns", You Mean? Tony McCoy O'Grady
SYNONYM (2)Similar, Yet Not Original Name, You Mean? Gavin Lambert
THESAURUS (4)Tome Helps Everyone Synthesize Apronyms Using Rife, Unlimited Synonyms Robert Anonymous
THESAURUS (3)Tony Has Exceptional Skills, And Uses Reference Utility Sometimes. Angela Brett
THESAURUS (2)To Help Expansion Setters - A Useful Resource - Use Studiously. Tony McCoy O'Grady
WEBSTER (2)Wilful Editor Blatantly Stole Troublesome 'Extra' Representatives. Tony McCoy O'Grady
Names:Famous people
WEBSTER (3)Which Eminent Book Should Teachers Employ Regularly? Tony McCoy O'Grady
WON'TWaiting On Next Tweaking Tony McCoy O'Grady, suggesting a name for the 'W' category (see MOSCOW (2))
WORDWe Often Require Dictionaries Angela Brett
WORDS ENDING IN GRYWork Of Rhymester Demands Support - Eventually Needing Dictionary If Not Getting Inspiration - No Good Results Yet? Tony McCoy O'Grady
WORDSMITHWired On Reading Dictionaries So Much It Turns Harmful pdtar -- Ditty gave a pointer to your site that included "wordsmith". I decided to play.