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An acronym is an initial abbreviation that can be pronounced as a word, such as NASA or WASP. This term is also used to refer to a series of initials pronounced individually, such as FBI or TGIF, but the technical term is initialism.
Acronyms #NATO = North Atlantic Treaty Organization

#RADAR = Radio Detecting And Ranging

#SCUBA - Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus

#WASP - White Anglo Saxon Protestant
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From STEM, an abbreviation short for "Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics", a STEMlord is a pejorative term for a particular kind of person who has studied in these areas at university or works in these fields who holds a pretentious, condescending attitude to anyone who has studied in any other fields, particularly the Arts and Humanities. They typically believe themselves to be more "intelligent" and "rational", while generally remaining incredibly ignorant outside of their areas of expertise and having the charisma of a rotting pig's backside.
"Ugh, I wish Reddit wasn't full of STEMlords the entire goddamn time."
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Abbreviated Coded Rendition of Name Yielding Meaning.
A.C.R.O.N.Y.M. is an acronym.
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the plural form of acronym; a word that apparently no one on the internet feels is worthy of being defined.
Miguel Bueno:"Brown Thunder, do you use acronyms as a part of speech. "

Brown Thunder: "OMG, Yes! #YOLO"
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An abbreviation for a phrase created by taking the first letter or so of each word, AND is pronounced as a word itself.
"USA" is technically NOT an acronym, because people don't pronounce it as "You-Sah". However, "MADD" (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) is an acronym because it's pronounced exactly as it's spelled.
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An acronym is maybe one of the most, if not THE most common yet most useless part of texting people love to use. Why so useless? There are probably some 500,000 different acronyms that have been developed so far mainly by untaught idiots who are too lazy to use proper English and, to make it worse, are being used multiple times every second, which is unbelievably frustrating for almost every person, which would explain why people are sometimes forced to search whatever needless acronym the person they are currently chatting with up on the fucking Internet in order to keep up. And even if every person knew every single acronym out there, it would still remain so useless, in fact, chaotic, since proper English would be dead in seconds considering how much people text every minute.
Me: Why are you in your T-shirt in the middle of December?
Random kid: Btw idgaf so gtfo noob
Me: Dafuq? Are you using fucking acronyms again?
Random kid: Ofc. now go kys mfing 1st gr8er lmao
Me: Are you kidding me? You don't know how to speak shit properly so SHUT UP.
Random kid: NO U
Me: -.-
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They are a bunch of words slammed together against their will to form an unholy amalgamation of something that vaguely sounds word-esque.
Hey can you hand me that scuba tank?
Did you know that scuba is an acronym?
So was that.
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