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An acronym is an abbreviation formed from the initial letters of other words and pronounced as a word, for example, NASA, NATO and the NHS.





Common Acronyms



  1. BBC
  2. ISA
  3. MORI
  4. SIM
  5. WAGs






  6. ASBO
  7. QUANGO
  8. NATO
  9. YMCA
  10. NASA
  11. SCUBA
  12. CAPTCHA
  13. LASER
  14. GIF
  15. ESPN
  16. B&Q
  17. IVF
  18. POTUS
  19. ASLEF
  20. HBOS


Answers:



  1. BBC - The British Broadcasting Company,
  2. ISA – individual savings account
  3. MORI – market and opinion research international
  4. SIM (card) - subscriber identification module
  5. WAGs – wives and girlfriends (usually meaning of sportsmen, most famously of the England football team)
  6. ASBO – (an) anti-social behaviour order
  7. QUANGO – quasi-autonomous non-governmental organisation
  8. NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  9. YMCA - Young Men's Christian Association
  10. NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  11. SCUBA - self-contained underwater breathing apparatus
  12. CAPTCHA - completely automated public turing test to tell computers and humans apart
  13. LASER - light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation
  14. GIF - Graphics Interchange Format
  15. ESPN - Entertainment and Sports Programming Network
  16. B&Q - Block & Quayle (Founded by Richard Block and David Quayle in 1969)
  17. IVF - In Vitro Fertilization
  18. POTUS - President of the United States






  19. ASLEF – Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen
  20. HBOS – Halifax Bank of Scotland















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