Four-Letter Acronyms

Can you guess these common four letter acronyms and initialisms?
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Last updated: November 22, 2020
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America's space agency
NASA
Governing body of world soccer
FIFA
The Soviet Union
USSR
Mutants who fought the evil Shredder
TMNT
Cable that connects your TV to your blu-ray
HDMI
Do NOT view this on your work computer
NSFW
Grateful that the weekend is coming
TGIF
Drake's "motto", often given as a
reason for reckless behavior
YOLO
Immediately; soon; now
ASAP
Long range nuclear rocket
ICBM
Missing from an army base
AWOL
Animal rights group
PETA
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Place for cheap Swedish furniture
IKEA
Please respond to this invitation
RSVP
Provide your own drink
BYOB
International oil cartel
OPEC
What HIV can cause
AIDS
Why Ritalin might be prescribed
ADHD
What comes before www in a URL
HTTP
A hypothetical question about a person
who lived 2000 years ago
WWJD
The largest city in Vietnam
HCMC
Largest bank in the U.K.
HSBC
Series featuring Frodo and pals
LOTR
Drug also known as Ecstasy
MDMA
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Level 65
May 7, 2014
I didn't know PORN was an acronym..? Ah never mind
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Level 52
May 7, 2014
YES!! First answer I tried, I was stumped after that!
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Level 45
May 7, 2014
Me three!
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Level 65
May 7, 2014
We are four!
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Level 73
May 9, 2014
and that's 5
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Level 56
Nov 23, 2020
6. First thing I tried
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Level 50
May 7, 2014
People Eating Tasty Animals - PETA
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Level 81
Sep 6, 2018
People for Ethical Treatment of Animals, such as wearing hairnets, proper handling for meat marked as kosher, clean prep areas, etc.
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Level 48
Nov 27, 2020
My favourite fake PETA is “Pretending Everything Threatens Animals”
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Level 76
May 7, 2014
I confess ignorance; I had never heard of Drake before this quiz. Other than Sir Francis. Being a pop culture curmudgeon hurts me with these quizzes, I suppose.
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Level 15
May 8, 2014
no IHOP?
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Level 43
Nov 13, 2020
IHOB* :-)
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Level 49
May 8, 2014
For "Do NOT view this at work" I put BDSM. Ha!
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Level 55
May 8, 2014
Yeah, that should be accepted.
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Level 82
May 16, 2016
I was planning to comment about BDSM, that's what I tried too. I had never heard of NSFW.
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Level 25
May 11, 2014
Most of these technically aren't acronyms. It's only an acronym if it forms (and can be spoken as) a word; like "nasa" or "peta" or "awol". If you just speak the letters then its just an initilism; like "BBC" or "USSR". The weird one is always UFO; it's an initilism because most people say UFO, but the guy who came up with it ended for it to be an acronym, pronounced as Ufo. Juts a little bit of knowledge for you all there.
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Level 59
Dec 5, 2015
IKEA is an acronym??
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Level 88
Dec 22, 2015
Yeah, It's the founder, Ingvar Kamprad, the farm he grew up on, Elmtaryd, in the town of Agunaryd
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Level 48
Dec 11, 2017
I can’t tell if you’re serious or making a joke...
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Level 48
Jun 5, 2018
No he's serious, that's why IKEA is called IKEA lol
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Level 78
Nov 22, 2020
That sounds like something from the credits in "Monty Python and the Holy Grail."
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Level 81
May 16, 2016
Is there an English meaning of RSVP or is it the French "Répondez, s'il vous plaît"?
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Level 79
May 16, 2016
Even in English, it refers to the French phrase - even though most here in the US couldn't spell it properly.
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Level 70
Nov 18, 2016
Just 'Respond if you please'
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Level 67
Sep 9, 2019
that spells riyp, so the answer is no.
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Level 63
May 17, 2016
There's a list of acronyms on Wikipedia. NSFW is not on there in case you were wondering. It's categorized as Internet slang. Anyway: NSFW means Not Safe For Work. And it is exactly what it says: Material containing nudity, pornography etc. I've seen it being used for violent content as well. Kind of like a spoiler alert.
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Level 81
May 23, 2016
I thought drake referred to Sir Francis. I am getting old
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Level 70
Nov 23, 2020
Same, and I am only 17...
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Level 72
Oct 15, 2017
Just a general point; there is a difference between an acronym and an abbreviation. If you pronounce the letters individually, this is not an acronym. An acronym is when a new word is formed, for example "SCUBA".

ICBM, ADHD, etc are abbreviations, NOT acronyms.

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Level 67
Dec 6, 2018
I tried scud for the rocket..
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Level 49
Dec 7, 2018
Do not view this on your work computer: PORN.
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Level 80
Nov 22, 2020
Super fun quiz! Great idea!
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Level 79
Nov 23, 2020
Animal rights group: SPCA?
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Level 65
Nov 23, 2020
WWJD is a thing?
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Level 55
Nov 23, 2020
Question asked by Caesarians all over the world. What Would Julius Do?
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Level 71
Nov 23, 2020
"A hypothetical question about a person who lived 2000 years ago" - I actually tried typing "OMFG"...
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Level 66
Nov 24, 2020
It felt like I tried every combination of the letters M, D, and A for ecstasy. Apparently I missed the right one.

Never knew IKEA is an acronym

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Level 74
Nov 26, 2020
Does anyone else remember the mutant thing having H (for hero) as part of the acronym? Pepperidge Farm Remembers.