Random Acronyms Quiz #1

Below, you will see several acronyms. Guess what they stand for.
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Last updated: August 29, 2018
First submittedJanuary 10, 2012
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Terrorism
I
Irish
R
Republican
A
Army
 
 
Politics
P
President
O
of
T
the
U
United
S
States
 
 
Banking
A
Automated
T
Teller
M
Machine
 
 
Alliance
E
European
U
Union
Postal
C
Cash
O
on
D
Delivery
 
 
Video Game
C
Call
O
of
D
Duty
 
 
Medical
D
Dead
O
on
A
Arrival
 
 
Personal Info
D
Date
O
of
B
Birth
 
 
Medical
E
Emergency
R
Room
Investing
N
New
Y
York
S
Stock
E
Exchange
 
 
Sports
G
Greatest
O
of
A
All
T
Time
 
 
Royalty
H
Her
R
Royal
H
Highness
 
 
Taxes
I
Internal
R
Revenue
S
Service
Book
L
Lord
O
of
T
the
R
Rings
 
 
Sports
M
Major
L
League
B
Baseball
 
 
Book
O
Oxford
E
English
D
Dictionary
 
 
Automotive
V
Vehicle
I
Identification
N
Number
Person
F
Franklin
D
Delano
R
Roosevelt
 
 
Law Enforcement
L
Los
A
Angeles
P
Police
D
Department
 
 
College
B
Brigham
Y
Young
U
University
 
 
Education
P
Parent
T
Teacher
A
Association
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Level 55
Jan 10, 2012
gah, couldnt think of dead on arrival, only thought of dead or alive.
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Level 57
Jan 10, 2012
I had to actually read out LAPD to realise what it was *facepalm
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Level 65
Jan 10, 2012
The first thing that came to mind when I looked at "GOAT" was "generalized occupational aptitude test." Sorry. I've played my fair share of Fallout.
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Level 46
Nov 21, 2013
I did that too
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Level 61
Jun 11, 2015
Same here.
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Level 53
Aug 30, 2020
In the UK it's often used to mean "Government Of All Talents" - when a government brings in outside non-politicians do stuff.
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Level 32
Jan 10, 2012
Surprised so few people got GOAT
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Level 59
Aug 20, 2015
Never seen it used.
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Level 76
Aug 20, 2015
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Level 43
Jul 22, 2016
I guess you're not a sports fan because that's where I see GOAT used .
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Level 80
Jan 10, 2012
How can the OED be last? Don't you people read?
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Level 80
Mar 30, 2013
We're all busy watching America's Funniest Home Videos. Thanks a lot, Saget. ~actually I love the OED. I got that one.
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Level 56
Aug 20, 2015
I'm too busy watching Full House and How I Met Your Mother to see AFV
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Level 80
Aug 20, 2015
only one I missed was "goat."
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Level 78
Aug 20, 2015
I have one on the shelf right in front of me, but I never heard it called by its initials. I was trying to think of a novel rather than a reference book or dictionary.
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Level 72
Sep 21, 2016
Well, Bob, I don't know about these others, but I love a good night in with the old Oxford English Dictionary. I'm assuming you've already read it, but I've only just started Chapter L, so no spoilers please. That labascate bit? Killer stuff. I was so on the edge of my seat, I was beginning to fall off.
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Level 67
Aug 22, 2018
SPOILERS: The zyzzyva did it.
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Level 67
Oct 5, 2019
Nobody it was a thriller/suspense/detective. Are you claiming it is not a book?? it is not a novel no, but it is a book.
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Level 81
Feb 27, 2020
Apparently less 23% of people taking this quiz use British spelling, plus a few oddball American nerds. That's for all 3 words, either you know it or don't. That's only half the next leat guessed.
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Level 45
Jan 10, 2012
When you're a sports fan, you see GOAT a lot. I have mostly seen it associated with Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky, and a few times with Mariano Rivera, though for him it is GOAT not of an entire professional sport, like MJ and the Great One, but of his position.
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Level 65
Jun 15, 2015
I've only ever seen "goat" as in what Charlie Brown was when he tried (and failed) to steal home.
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Level 70
Dec 4, 2015
I've heard of Michael Jordan (just) but never heard of Wayne Gretzky or Mariano Rivera?
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Level 43
Jul 22, 2016
Wayne Gretzky played hockey in the 80's and 90s (best known for his play with the Edmonton Oilers and LA Kings)and he is considered to be the greatest hockey player of all time. Mariano Rivera was a baseball pitcher (closer to be specific) with the Yankees in the 90s-2000s and only retired a few years ago.
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Level 48
Jan 10, 2012
DOA can be "Delegation of Authority" and PSA can be "Prostate Specific Antigen". Not saying those should be accepted, just saying :)
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Level 44
Jan 10, 2012
ATM should also count 'automated telling machine'
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Level 33
Jan 10, 2012
100% with 1:45 remaining. Gotta brush up on my LL because I totally blanked for a min on GOAT, lbvs
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Level 34
Jan 12, 2012
FDR is not an acronym. It's his initials
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Level 66
Jul 17, 2014
it can also be flight data recorder :)
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Level 68
Aug 20, 2015
But if that were a "person", he/she might not survive the crash!
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Level 63
Jan 13, 2012
I know what the Oxford English Dictionary is and I can read very well. However I have never heard it abbreviated like that.
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Level 32
Feb 2, 2012
So, FDR's middle name is in fact not Dwight.
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Level 58
Jan 20, 2015
No, Dwight was Eisenhower's middle name. (True!)
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Level 70
Aug 20, 2015
Actually, Dwight was his first name. David was his middle name.
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Level 79
Aug 20, 2015
All depends on WHEN... Yes, his original name was David Dwight, but his mother changed it to Dwight David when he was young, to avoid the confusion of having two Davids in the household (his father's name was David Jacob Eisenhower).
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Level 71
Oct 31, 2012
Just to be annoying, I'm going to point out that ER could also be endoplasmic reticulum. But no one is going to guess that first unless they were just studying for a biology test.
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Level 67
Oct 5, 2019
I remember it though! (man that was nearly exactly 20 years ago.. :/ never once have had to use it since and might actually be the first time I have seen it mentioned again though. But I think it was in my mind for a looong time occasionaly popping up, because it had a rhythm and a flow to it..
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Level 81
May 11, 2013
Sheesh. God of all things? Going on a tear? Girl on a tricycle?
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Level 46
Jan 20, 2015
YASSSSSSSSSS! BYU!!!!
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Level 82
Aug 20, 2015
Never heard GOAT before, but it was actually guessable with a bit of thinking. I was gonna complain it's too sports centered (2 questions with the same subject!), but since I got those right I guess I can't? VIN remained a mystery, though having seen the answer it shouldn't have been as hard as it was.
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Level 78
Aug 20, 2015
I think my age is showing. I tried Castle of Doom for COD.
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Level 72
Aug 20, 2015
It is showing. You must be very young.
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Level 78
Dec 4, 2015
Nope, I'm a grandma. I was thinking of the arcade game my kids used to play in the '80s, but after looking it up I realized it was actually called "Hero in the Castle of Doom". I always heard them call it just "Castle of Doom".
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Level 46
Aug 20, 2015
Shout-out to BYU! My alma mater!
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Level 57
Aug 20, 2015
Apparently almost everyone knows 'of.' Well done, everyone.
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Level 47
Aug 20, 2015
Weird to describe EU as an alliance. It's a trade pact really, there's not necessarily friendly relations between all members or a united platform
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Level 70
Dec 4, 2015
Is there ever " friendly relations between all members or a united platform"
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Level 53
Sep 9, 2017
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Level 77
Jul 17, 2016
Though it was set up with the intentions of preventing another Europe-wide war.
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Level 53
Aug 21, 2015
Only 27% for Oxford English Dictionary? How very sad.
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Level 25
Feb 9, 2017
LOTR. Thank you.
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Level 21
Apr 12, 2018
100% with 2:20 remaining YAS!!!
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Level 56
Jun 27, 2018
100% first time! Go Team R!
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Level 37
Feb 2, 2019
Missed GOAT completely. Never heard of it. Only got LOTR because the "of" and "the" were given.
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Level 47
Sep 24, 2020
not given I would guess, but they populated already when you answered POTUS?
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Level 59
Dec 3, 2019
Great idea. I just wish some of them weren't US centric!
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Level 62
Apr 28, 2020
How come Inland isn't also accepted for IRS? Inland Revenue Service is the UK IRS! Takes me absolutely ages to get "Internal" even though I paid enough to them when I was living there for a while.
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Level 70
Aug 31, 2020
This quiz, although fun, includes many more examples of initialisms than acronyms. It's an acronym when the letters are pronounced as a word (i.e. NASA, GOAT). An initialism, as most of these are, is when you say the individual letters, as opposed to making them a word. FDR, despite being a common nickname for him, is neither as it is just the initials of a person, although that's semantics at that point
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Level 49
Sep 24, 2020
I can't believe I got Oxford English Dictionary yet missed the word "on"
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