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TOS: TLA Overload Syndrome
« on: 09 Jul 2012, 20:56 »

Making everything into a Three Letter Acronym has led to many TLAs having multiple meanings.

If you kiss your Palm Pilot on the street, is that a PDA PDA?

If you use an Asynchronous Transfer Mode backbone to download Adobe Type Manager fonts to a cash machine, are you sending ATM over ATM to an ATM?

What are some other examples?

EDIT: is a piece-of-shit point of sale terminal at the Port of Seattle a POS POS POS?
« Last Edit: 09 Jul 2012, 23:22 by Is it cold in here? »
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Re: TOS: TLA Overload Syndrome
« Reply #1 on: 10 Jul 2012, 06:26 »

One that just confused me while reading the WCDT:

If you have a no-strings-attached hookup with a National Security Agency employee, is that NSA with an NSA?
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Re: TOS: TLA Overload Syndrome
« Reply #2 on: 10 Jul 2012, 12:27 »

If you have a trans woman as a schoolbus driver would that be an MtF MtF driver?
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Re: TOS: TLA Overload Syndrome
« Reply #3 on: 21 Jul 2012, 01:26 »

If a hookup with someone from Sigma Tau Delta leaves you an infection that causes short term disability, is that an STD STD STD?
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Re: TOS: TLA Overload Syndrome
« Reply #4 on: 21 Jul 2012, 05:10 »

If a hookup with someone from Sigma Tau Delta leaves you an infection that causes short term disability, is that an STD STD STD?

Actually, it's a STD STD STD. 
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Re: TOS: TLA Overload Syndrome
« Reply #5 on: 21 Jul 2012, 17:56 »

If a hookup with someone from Sigma Tau Delta leaves you an infection

"If"?
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Re: TOS: TLA Overload Syndrome
« Reply #6 on: 21 Jul 2012, 17:59 »

If Congress eliminates funding for the National Science Foundation, is that an NSF NSF?
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