Thursday, November 3, 2005

See the USA and other Acronyms

Oh, how we love our acronyms here in the USA. >United States of America<. We’d love to see the USA >see above< in our Chevrolet and let our GPS >Global Positioning System< estimate our ETA .>estimated time of arrival< for us. The AAA >American Automobile Association< will supply the maps.

I learned my first acronyms with FDR >Franklin Delano Roosevelt< and his “new deal” when he created the NRA >National Recovery Act< and gave it the slogan “we serve” long before WWII >World War Two<.

I’ll bet you know a lot yourselves. Drag your cursor over the acronym to see what it represents.

MPG MILES PER GALLON

GM cars and trucks GENERAL MOTORS

GM food stuffs GENERAL MILLS

GM on teletype or in email GOOD MORNING

CHP will give you a ticket for speeding in my state, but yours would be different CALIFONIA HIGHWAY PATROL

UCLA and USC are football rivals UNIVERSITY OF CALIFONIA, LOS ANGELES AND UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

USS precedes the names of vessels UNITED STATES STEAMSHIP

USS makes the stuff they are made of UNITED STATES STEEL

USCG tells them where to go UNITED STATES COAST GUARD

SOS sometimes means SAVE OUR SHIP

OPEC controls the fuel they use ORGANIZATION OF THE PETROLEUM EXPORTING COUNTRIES

UN monitors the results UNITED NATIONS

FDA checks purity of edibles FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION

FCC watches what you broadcast FEDERAL COMMINICATIONS COMMISSION

FAA watches where you fly FEDERAL AVIATION AUTHORITY

MSRP is what you could pay for your new car MANUFACTORERS SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE.

ACLU protects minorities AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION

NAACP does too. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE

3 comments:

jckfrstross said...

LOL i love these thank you again

Deb

bamawmn46 said...

Chuck,
I knew most of these!!  The others, I just thought I knew them!!  

Jackie

mavarin said...

I missed two of 'em. - K