There’s no shame in using a personal ad service to seek out a date. Acronyms — those little codes that people insert in their personal ads to convey who they are and what they’re looking for.
Like retronymy, it became much more common in the 20th century than it had formerly been. Some examples of acronyms in this class are: Acronyms are used most often to abbreviate names of organizations and long or frequently referenced terms.
Ancient examples of acronymy (regardless of whether there was metalanguage at the time to describe it) include the following: During the mid- to late-19th century, an acronym-disseminating trend spread through the American and European business communities: abbreviating corporation names in places where space was limited for writing—such as on the sides of railroad cars (e.g., Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad → RF&P); on the sides of barrels and crates; and on ticker tape and in the small-print newspaper stock listings that got their data from it (e.g., American Telephone and Telegraph Company → AT&T). The armed forces and government agencies frequently employ acronyms; some well-known examples from the United States are among the "alphabet agencies" (also jokingly referred to as "alphabet soup") created by Franklin D.
A little innuendo never goes amiss among military personnel.
Members of the US Army are known to dissolve into fits of giggles when the Advanced Short Range Air-Air Missile (ASRAAM), a heat-seeking missile produced by MBDA, is mentioned.
For example: if you are streaming webcams and video name is montaza then you have to come up with something like pretty montaza, montaza angel, montaza daring, sweet montaza or something that resembles your attitude along with your username.
And when it for girls, really you’ve to that suits you the most.
If you’re overweight or strangely proportioned, you’ll only get into an embarrassing situation if you write “VGL” or “AT” in your description.
From NACHOS to WOMBAT and ASRAAM to MANPADS military acronyms are frequently awkward and often unintentionally hilarious.
With the festive season upon us, Berenice Baker reviews the ones that tickle us at the most.
The military and its supporting defence industry are quite literally deadly serious.
These are just a few of the thousands of potential personal ad acronyms.