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Go ahead punk, make my day
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BBC!
 
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^^^^^^
Is that a porn reference?
 
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In a former life as a diesel mechanic, a BFH came in handy when needed


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Totally agree with OP. It's not the everyday jargons and acronyms, but the ones in the specialized fields that should be spelled out, at least initially.


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For automotive warning lights:

PTO: Put tape over

TBO: Take bulb out


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I work amongt IT specialist. I.T. has got to be the worst at using acronyms!!!!!!!!


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Ah, acronyms...the military runs on them.

Two of my favorites:

DICNAVAB - Dictionary of Naval Abbreviations. I'm told this actually exists, tho I have my doubts.

PBMFWW - Failure code. "Prick's Broke - Mother Fucker Won't Work. I was chastised for using that in an official Navy Maintenance Log.

And from my brief stint on the fringes of IT: PEBCAK - Problem Exists Between Chair And Keyboard.




Be careful when following the masses. Sometimes the M is silent.
 
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IT is the stronghold of TLA
 
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Three Letter Acronyms
 
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HACCP



It has something to do with food safety. But nobody outside the food service industry knows what it means. It could have been a division of the NAACP for all I knew. Razz


Ha I didn't expect to see this here. 20 years of my career has been with HACCP. Now to finish my last 8-10 years will be LE Compliance.
 
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I used to have a large "PEM" painted on the garbage can in the shop at work. when people would ask, I'd say "Previously Escential Materials". Wink


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US Air Force “Tongue & Quill” handbook (AFH 33-337) specified that you NEVER use an acronym without first spelling it out completely and then put the acronym in parenthesis following it. Roll Eyes


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Is that a porn reference?

Nah, it's "Bitch Be Cool"!

Other good ones.

FAC(A), JTAC, TLAM, LMAV, JDAM, SOFLAM, REDS, RECCE, NTISR... the list goes on and on and on... Big Grin
 
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"SPHRM" from the leaders in the IT world I work in. I mean really!!! Followed by "BFD" and "BF".


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I work amongt IT specialist. I.T. has got to be the worst at using acronyms!!!!!!!!
IT?
 
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Nah, it's "Bitch Be Cool"!

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Thanks for the clarification. Just was not sure what you were into.
 
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BBC!


I love Black Bean Chili !
 
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Plowing straight ahead come what may
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In a former life as a diesel mechanic, a BFH came in handy when needed


Same in railroading...it always meant going to get “Blue Monday” the 22# sledgehammer Big Grin


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