Started by Maciek, April 12, 2007, 02:17:16 PM
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Quote from: uffeviking on April 13, 2007, 06:53:46 AMInteresting new thread should clarify a lot of questions - except the rare cases where two, or more, institutions have the same acronym.
Quote from: uffeviking on April 13, 2007, 06:53:46 AMInteresting new thread should clarify a lot of questions - except the rare cases where two, or more, institutions have the same acronym. BPO - could be the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra, or the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra! Maybe in such a case, listing the name of the city would be helpful.
Quote from: Joe Barron on April 13, 2007, 09:18:43 AMIs there such a thing as the Boston Philharmonic?
Quote from: Joe Barron on April 13, 2007, 09:18:43 AMBy the way, just to be clear: none of these are acronyms, Mr Osa. They are abbrevations. Technically, an acronym is an abbreviation that actually spells a word, such as Students Together Opposing Prejudice, whose acronym is STOP, or Mothers Against Drunk Driving, which whose acronym is MADD.
Quote from: MrOsa on April 12, 2007, 02:17:16 PMThe Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra = that would be PRNSO. ALSO KNOWN AS the National Symphony Orchestra of the Polish Radio = NSOPR. Which was formerly known as the Great Symphony Orchestra of the Polish Radio = GSOPR. Sometimes "and Television" is added at the end (which would give NSOPRT or NSOPRTV, GSOPRT or GSOPRTV).
Quote from: brianrein on April 13, 2007, 12:24:52 PM. . . or PNRSO.
Quote from: D Minor on April 13, 2007, 01:43:46 PMMy favorite abbreviation: NIIOMTPLABOPARMBETZHELBETRABSBOMONIMONKONOTDTEKHSTROMONT
Quote from: Joe Barron on April 13, 2007, 01:59:25 PMWhich stands for ...?
Quote from: Bill on April 13, 2007, 04:17:32 PMWow....just Googled and it actually came up. Shame on me for doubting your integrity for even a moment D.
QuoteMeaning: Laboratory for Shuttering, Reinforcement, Concrete and Ferroconcrete Operations for Composite-monolithic and Monolithic Constructions of the Department of Technology of Building Assembly Operations of the Scientific Research Institute of the Organization for Building Mechanization and Technical Aid of the Academy of Building and Architecture of the USSR.
Quote from: karlhenning on April 13, 2007, 05:01:20 PMHmm, and on at least two sites it says:It is an acronym not of the USA sort, but of the Sunoco (= Sun Oil Company) sort.And the information is not quite right, since there is no "USSR" element in there (which would either be the four letters CCCP in Cyrillic, or some reduction of, e.g., Sovyetsky Soyuz).
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