11 Acronyms Disguised As Everyday Words

The English Language has a metric-ton of words. But how many do you know stand for more words? These are wordception words.

1.

RADAR: Radio Detection and Ranging

2.

SCUBA: Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus

3.

LASER: Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation

4.

ATM: Automatic Teller Machine

5.

IRS: Internal Revenue Service

6.

NABISCO: National Biscuit Company

7.

SNAFU: Situation Normal: All Fucked Up - the situation is bad, but that this is a normal state of affairs

8.

FUBAR: Fucked Up Beyond All Recognition/any repair/all reason (Yup, that’s one of the first Google images for FUBAR).

9.

ZIP Code: Zone Improvement Plan Code

10.

EPCOT: Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow - EPCOT was actually the name of a community-of-the-future that Walt Disney had envisioned before his death.

11.

IBM: International Business Machines

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