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CRIMINAL

09/18/2006 7:12 AM

CRIMINAL

Confused Regional Interpretation of Multilingual Nomenclature & Acronymic Language CRIMINAL.

We all use acronyms but there are considerable regional interpretation put on these letters, for example Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters are called Earth Leakage Circuit Breakers in Australia. Don't forget the 3 letter acronym Air Movement Device developed by Itsy Bitsy Manufacturers to replace the three letter word fan.

OK now I have your attention I would like to ask all my fellow CR4 users to help their international friends and whenever they use acronyms fill out the words when you use it the first time. This could stop us from the dreaded SNAFU! You can work this one out for yourself.

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Re: CRIMINAL

09/18/2006 10:03 AM

Yes, it's important to define terms before things become FUBAR!

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09/19/2006 8:53 AM

FUBAR = Fouled Up Beyond Any Reason? Fris.

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03/19/2008 7:51 AM

FUBAR = F**ked up beyond all recognition

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04/14/2010 7:13 AM

Either of those......

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09/19/2006 2:28 AM

Yep, The trouble with these TLAs is that no one ever tells you what they mean.

Professional journalists, and, technical writers are as guilty as the rest of us for not expanding them the first time they use them. Perhaps there should be a new convension of including a hypertext glossary with all online publications.

(Three Letter Acronyms in case you didn't guess)

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09/19/2006 7:28 AM

I wonder what that document would be called?

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09/19/2006 8:11 AM

I remember seeing one for the military on the internet. It had the real ones like BDU and the cultural ones like SNAFU and FUBAR. I just don't remember what it was called. Something like Acronyms for practical use or some bull like that.

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09/19/2006 8:22 AM

Acronyms are not only the domain of the military or NASA, the steel making industry is so flush with acronyms that an entire chapter in one of my old text books (metallurgy) is devoted to this.

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05/13/2007 11:05 AM

I only saw this great thread by chance.

Kill the abhorrent/jargony/exclusive/snobby TLA

Three Letter Acronym is designed to supress understanding. If you aren't one of 'us ' we don't want you to understand. Forget politics , jargon is the last refuge of a scoundrel.

Well done for exposing it masu.

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06/28/2007 7:43 PM

"CRIMINAL

Confused Regional Interpretation of Multilingual Nomenclature & Acronymic Language CRIMINAL."

The Online Acronym Finder

No excuse to use acronyms now!

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06/29/2007 2:57 AM

But, they didn't have CRIMINAL on their database.

I have since remedied this oversight on their part and submitted that CRIMINAL be added to their list of acronyms.

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02/29/2008 11:08 PM

Hello masu

The US Military have a fine selection - you may refer here: http://www.2-sir.com/TwinFalls/acronym6.html

Happy reading.

Kind Regards....

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03/05/2008 12:19 AM

SNAFU

Is it System Not Able to FUnction?

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03/05/2008 7:54 AM

situation normal, all f(ouled) up

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08/08/2010 8:22 AM

snafu= situation normal, all f***ed up

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06/09/2011 9:59 AM

gents, I know something about this ! glad to know that you put a name already on the thing, ehehehehehehe!!!

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11/27/2017 12:22 PM

Many other slang terms have also originated from prisons, crime, street-life, city-life, country-life, etc., as well...

And now, The Internet is also, adding new dimensions to (slang-language)...

Feel free to provide your personally preferred example here:

(as in, the ubiquitious ''OK'' is an adaptation of an Native American word...)

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