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Organizational Acronyms

Based on the acronym, guess the organization.
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First submittedMarch 3, 2013
Last updatedApril 1, 2013
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Acronym
Organization
UN
United Nations
PGA
Professional Golfers Association
USSR
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
BBC
British Broadcasting Corporation
AA
Alcoholics Anonymous
YMCA
Young Men's Christian Association
WWF
World Wild Fund
WWE
World Wrestling Entertainment
NHS
National Health Service
NYSE
New York Stock Exchange
Acronym
Organization
RAF
Royal Air Force
VFW
Veterans of Foreign Wars
CIA
Central Intelligence Agency
SAG
Screen Actor's Guild
MoMA
Museum of Modern Art
IOC
International Olympic Committee
ACLU
American Civil Liberties Union
UAW
United Auto Workers
IRA
Irish Republican Army
BBB
Better Business Bureau
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level 37
Mar 30, 2013
NHS could also be National Honors Society
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level 34
Mar 30, 2013
I second that
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level 47
Mar 30, 2013
ditto
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level 83
Apr 1, 2013
Make this vote #6 for National Honor Society - comes up #3 on a Google search of NHS, I'd say that's common enough.
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level 61
Oct 6, 2019
I think search results are rather biased and linked to where you search from. In the uk it would be #1 even in my country the UK national health service is the 1st hit (actually the first 30 results are about the NHS (UK) and nothing else, then I stopped checking because I think it goes on for a while before anything else will show.

I mean it can mean Nederlandse Hartstichting aswell (dutch heartfoundation) one of the few options given on the dutch wiki for NHS, the uk one is there obviously and a us one, national historic site. And you would think that a national institution for heartproblems (of which we see commercials nearly daily) would show up higher in the search result than something from abroad. So that just goes to show that the UK one is the most obvious answer and rather silly to ask for other things>

You wouldnt ask "Cleveland institute of art" to be accepted for CIA would you? Because central intelligence agency is the most obvious choice.

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level ∞
Apr 1, 2013
Changed where the blanks are so that it has to be National Health Service. I like to put some UK-centric questions in every once in a while. :)
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level 77
Mar 30, 2013
Great quiz idea! :) I think I might make one. Though, of course the problem with many acronyms is that they are used in multiple different ways as some of the commentors above already pointed out.
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level 40
Mar 30, 2013
Yeah, good quiz. Never heard of the VFW. I guess that's an American thing. The equivalent is the RSL.
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level 76
Mar 30, 2013
At one time WWF stood for World Wrestling Federation. More importantly, I totally agree that National Honor Society should be accepted for NHS....that was a very big deal back in high school (but no, I never became a member)!
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level 23
Nov 21, 2013
I know I was confused about wwf too I thought it was world wrestling federation
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level 82
Jun 10, 2014
A wider audience knows it as the World Wildlife Fund (I don't know if it's "Wild" or "Wildlife", I've learned Wildlife). I'd say Americans are a bit arrogant to name solely American things "world this and that". ;)
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level 65
Dec 8, 2016
I think he meant the wrestling.
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level 76
Jul 11, 2014
Another vote for Wrestling Federation. I also tried World Wide Fund. So close.
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level 80
Nov 24, 2014
Was once World Wrestling Federation, but the answer to this question is actually the reason they are now the WWE, since they were sued for infringement and had to change their name.
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level 52
Sep 30, 2018
my son has a great WWF t-shirt showing 2 pandas beating the c*** out of each other with a folding chair!!
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level 61
Oct 6, 2019
Hah horrible but fun, it makes me laugh but then I cringe haha
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level 61
Apr 1, 2013
Another Vote for National Honor Society
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level 28
Apr 4, 2013
world wildlife federation
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level 40
Jun 20, 2013
the fund is headed by the federation.
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level 28
Dec 11, 2013
should accept United Automobile Workers for UAW
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level 52
Jul 29, 2016
Agreed! I typed "automobile" about five times! I knew what it was; I just didn't think that the quiz would only accept the lazy way of typing it!
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level 47
Mar 25, 2018
I typed Automobile also!
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level 72
Jun 23, 2014
It's World Wildlife Fund.
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level 72
Jun 25, 2014
Yes, World Wildlife Fund. It accepts the correct answer, but displays just World Wild Fund.
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level 61
Oct 6, 2019
yea it is the fund for wildlife. Not a worldwide fund, like worldwide web.
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level 48
Jul 6, 2014
Hmmm, didn't accept United Automobile Workers. Is correct though, no?
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level 58
Feb 17, 2015
The World Wildlife Fund, I think becamse the WorldWide Fund for Nature. But ironically the official name of the organisation is now ... WWF! www.wwf.org.uk
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level 64
Mar 15, 2015
WWF (old school world wrestling federation) too ambiguous NHS - national honor society
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level 82
Aug 23, 2015
Spelling: "Screen Actors Guild", no apostrophe. And as it stands now "actor's" is singular, a plural would be "actors'".
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level 58
Dec 16, 2015
Nice quiz. A good mix of US and UK, not always the case here.....
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level 68
Feb 8, 2017
The pity is that there are many countries besides those two, so it's still a failed attempt. Specially when there's plenty of international entities using acronyms such as UNESCO, IMF, NATO, OPEC, FIFA, OXFAM, AI, FAO,..
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level 61
Oct 6, 2019
yea those are good ones.
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level 70
Jun 24, 2017
I am aware of the World Wildlife Fund, but not World Wild Fund??? Also, WWF could also be World Wrestling Federation.
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level 74
Oct 19, 2017
Many of these are not proper acronyms because their initials don't form a word. SAG is an acronym as people say "sag." CIA is not an acronym as people do not say "seeia." Acronym != Initialism.
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level 73
Oct 23, 2018
WWF is World Wildlife Fund (the original name and still used in US and Canada), though changed later in 1986 to World Wide Fund for Nature. "World Wild Fund" is wrong
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level 23
Mar 22, 2019
Its not working. I tried to type soviet and socialist for ussr and it didn't work. i didnt try capitalization but i did try communization (sorry for the pun)