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Alternative Acronyms
« on: March 01, 2010, 11:47:50 pm »
Have you ever groaned with frustration >:(, having been pipped at the post in the Acronyms Game? Spent half an hour or more on something like disestablishmentarianism, and all for nothing :'(?

Then why not share your masterpiece here? Just copy the winning post, and place your own underneath it. Of course the acronyms posted here won't form a chain, but they might help us let off steam ;D.

Rona pipped me earlier today with her nice foody acronym, so here it is again, with my nerdier one underneath:


Yorkshire Pudding - A Restorative Treat In Cold Long Evenings

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Re: Alternative Acronyms
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2010, 11:57:47 pm »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D



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Re: Alternative Acronyms
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2010, 12:03:57 am »
I'm not the starter of the acronyms game, but I certainly wouldn't object to anyone putting their pipped-at-the-post post in, say, grey or a smaller font, or headed "Darn! Too late!" or similar . . . ;D

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Re: Alternative Acronyms
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2010, 12:17:40 am »
I'm not sure I follow you. Alice. Do you mean you'd rather late efforts went on the regular thread (suitably presented) than on this separate thread? I'm perfectly happy to wind this thread up (or for you to delete it) if you think it breaks café rules.

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Re: Alternative Acronyms
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2010, 12:43:20 am »
Definitely not a request to delete thread :)

No, I mean, say . . .

1) Acronym such and such
2) Person A and Person B get working on it at the same time
3) Person A posts
4) In a subsequent post, Person B writes, "Darn!" then adds own acronym. It isn't part of the game, but it's there, it's a laugh, it's appreciated, and when people make effort no reason to hide it.

(Sorry if I am sounding goofy. Truth to tell, I need to get to bed ::))

Anyway, I'll let you folks see which approach you like and shut up and go to sleep! :D

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Re: Alternative Acronyms
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2010, 06:00:33 am »
Good idea.. I think I'll come here to post sometimes  :)

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Re: Alternative Acronyms
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2010, 11:30:38 am »
Have you ever groaned with frustration >:(, having been pipped at the post in the Acronyms Game? Spent half an hour or more on something like disestablishmentarianism, and all for nothing :'(?

Then why not share your masterpiece here? Just copy the winning post, and place your own underneath it. Of course the acronyms posted here won't form a chain, but they might help us let off steam ;D.


Yes - I've been there - what a great idea  ;D
We could also use it for all those acronyms you would love to do but never get the chance due to lack of appearance of the right word ...

E.G. - one of my favourites - 'because' ...
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Re: Alternative Acronyms
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2010, 10:20:59 pm »
Next time somebody's last word ends in b I'll try and find a fitting sentence, list or whatever that ends with 'because' :o :o :o

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Re: Alternative Acronyms
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2010, 10:43:29 pm »
Such as, get a seat for that pleb? (First thing that sprang to my mind ;D)

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Re: Alternative Acronyms
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2010, 11:58:43 pm »
You're a hard taskmkistress, Alice :o

The best I can manage is rather literary: Peremptory, Lapidary Explanation: Because!

In France, by the way, it's very smart to respond to an impertinent Pourquoi? with just the English word 'Because!'.

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Re: Alternative Acronyms
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2010, 06:01:20 am »
You're a hard taskmkistress, Alice :o

The best I can manage is rather literary: Peremptory, Lapidary Explanation: Because!

In France, by the way, it's very smart to respond to an impertinent Pourquoi? with just the English word 'Because!'.

Exact  :D

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Re: Alternative Acronyms
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2010, 11:03:59 am »
Voila !

Next time somebody's last word ends in b I'll try and find a fitting sentence, list or whatever that ends with 'because' :o :o :o

Thank you - even though I missed the opportunity - "Darn! Too late !" .........

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Re: Alternative Acronyms
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2010, 05:48:11 pm »
Rats  >:( >:(

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Re: Alternative Acronyms
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2010, 06:16:15 pm »
Very frustrating indeed for you. Mitch :( It could have been a sign over any Mioddle Eastern souvenir shop. Ah, well ;).

I liked yours too, TH :D, as a follow-on to Alice's and mine.

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Re: Alternative Acronyms
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2010, 06:29:07 pm »
Thanks DJJ - and sorry Mitch - I do like Your Own Great Achievement !!  ;D