Random Acronyms Quiz #2

Below, you will see several acronyms. Guess what they stand for.
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Last updated: August 29, 2018
First submittedJanuary 21, 2012
Times taken67,959
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Pop Culture
T
Thank
G
Goodness
I
It's
F
Friday
 
 
Internet
N
Not
S
Safe
F
For
W
Work
 
 
Music
N
New
K
Kids
O
On
T
The
B
Block
 
 
Computers
G
Graphical
U
User
I
Interface
Pop Culture
I
I
O
Owe
U
You
 
 
Baseball
R
Run
B
Batted
I
In
 
 
Business
C
Certified
P
Public
A
Accountant
 
 
Business
H
Human
R
Resources
 
 
Queuing
F
First
I
In
F
First
O
Out
Business
P
Public
R
Relations
 
 
Running
P
Personal
R
Record
 
 
Autos
A
All
W
Wheel
D
Drive
 
 
Pop Culture
B
Bring
Y
Your
O
Own
B
Bottle
 
 
Business
C
Chief
E
Executive
O
Officer
Baseball
H
Home
R
Run
 
 
Government
C
Central
I
Intelligence
A
Agency
 
 
Journalism
A
Associated
P
Press
 
 
Food
B
Bacon
L
Lettuce
T
Tomato
 
 
Computers
F
Frequently
A
Asked
Q
Questions
U.S. Television
C
Crime
S
Scene
I
Investigation
 
 
Diving
S
Self
C
Contained
U
Underwater
B
Breathing
A
Apparatus
 
 
Pop Culture
A
As
S
Soon
A
As
P
Possible
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Level 33
Jan 22, 2012
100% with 1:20 remaining
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Level 29
Feb 1, 2012
100% with 1:53 remaining! That NEVER happens!
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Level 43
Feb 3, 2012
I find it sad that GUI is only 21% while TGIF(I had no idea what that was) is at 94%. It just goes to show how stupid this generation is.

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Level 42
Apr 14, 2016
When 94% of the population knows a phrase it probably highlights your own ignorance of something rather than everyone being 'stupid'.
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Level 67
Jun 7, 2019
Well there is an important distinction... one is about the name of something, something which allmost everybody deals with nowadays (and many people dont know how the things they use work or how they are made etc), and the other is some catchphrase.. Knowing or not knowing one or the other does indeed say something about intelligence ( but intelligence is measured by many things and one could be intelligent in other areas blabla)
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Level 43
Jul 22, 2016
You must be fun at parties.
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Level 67
Jun 7, 2019
As for the "you must be fun at parties" comment (which i ve seen several times on this site but elsewhere aswell). The people that post those kind of comments are exactly the kind of people I dont want to be at parties with. Shaming/making fun of people for explaining things. Usually the bullying type that think popularity is everything and they are "all that". The most interesting people are usually the more silent ones. Or atleast where substance matters more than loudness and trying to be cool.

Not that calling this generation stupid is such a great remark. (regardless if it is true or not)

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Level 53
Oct 8, 2019
Sifhraven, you must also be fun at parties
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Level 44
Jul 3, 2019
Not knowing a useless acronym = stupid
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Level 32
May 12, 2020
TGIF is literally the name of a chain restaurant so if you don't know what that is that's a yikes on you, not on everyone else
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Level 56
Nov 29, 2020
I thought it was TFIF...
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Level 35
May 31, 2012
TGIF has been around since at least the 50's. Friday's took this a part of the restaurant's name and the restaurant has been around since the mid 60's
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Level 26
Jul 6, 2013
The only thing I attribute to CPA is "Child Protection Agency". Don't get the wrong idea, my folks are fine, I just watch too many cop shows. ;)
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Level 21
Jul 22, 2016
Same!
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Level 67
Jul 23, 2016
when refering to children, it's always been CPS "Child Protection Service(s)"
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Level 72
Sep 2, 2019
It actually varies by region. I’ve met many people that didn’t know what CPS was because it was called CPA in their hometown.
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Level 64
Dec 10, 2013
I would suggest changing the clue on PR to "sports" instead of "running." You can get personal records in a wide variety of sports other than running.
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Level 67
Jun 7, 2019
Agreed
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Level 62
Mar 21, 2014
Business - CPA can also be Chartered Professional Accountant.
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Level ∞
Mar 10, 2016
Chartered will work now
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Level 50
Jun 20, 2014
All with 2:05!
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Level 74
Aug 3, 2014
Please accept "Question", singular, for FAQ
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Level ∞
Mar 10, 2016
Okay
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Level 67
Jun 7, 2019
I disagree, it has allways stand for questions plural
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Level 62
Jan 16, 2015
"Certified Public Accountant

In the U.S. it means Certified Public Accountant, but in Canada there may be a new CPA rising up and it stands for Chartered Professional Accountant."

I put in Chartered Professional Accountant.

Also, I tried Cost Per Acquisition or Cost Per Action, both business terms.

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Level 67
Jul 22, 2016
In Australia, we use the term 'Certified Practising Accountant', I only got this by guessing.
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Level 28
Feb 5, 2015
BYOB is also a common bingo term?

As in "Bring Your Own Blotter"?

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Level 74
May 3, 2016
Is there really such a thing as a "common bingo term"?
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Level 37
Feb 16, 2017
Oh, Please get a life!

I would wager that the number of people who party (ergo know Bring Your Own Bottle) far outnumber the number of Bingo Players.

Can we, for once, forego the obscure in favor of the more popular?

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Level 67
Jun 7, 2019
emmm dont underestimate the amount of people that play bingo, I would wager that it is actually wayyy more than people that go to parties. BUT it is not really the crowd that hangs around internet often and is very inclined to use acronyms.

so the clue should stay as it is. But the comment I totally disagree with. (Partly because of the tone..)

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Level 72
Sep 2, 2019
It depends on where in Florida this quiz is taking place. In Miami it’s beverage, but in Lakeland it’s bingo.
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Level 74
Apr 21, 2015
Been a UK track & field fan for 40 years, never heard of PR. In UK we say PB, personal best. Had no idea of other US terms such as CPA. Not a bad quiz, but more cross-border appeal might have helped.
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Level 71
Sep 13, 2020
That's right, I also know it as PB rather than PR. I thought there was something odd about this acronym, but I got it nonetheless. Still, since there is already another PR acronym here anyway, maybe best change this one?
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Level 56
Nov 29, 2020
Definitely PB rather than PR.
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Level 56
Aug 5, 2015
I think PB (personal best) is much more common than PR.
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Level 70
Oct 11, 2015
Only 3 or 4 of these are acronyms, the rest are just abbreviations. :)
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Level 59
Nov 5, 2015
A few too many references for American quizzers only here. In the UK we don't have CPA, and of course some of the sports ones were lost on me. Otherwise a nice quiz.
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Level 82
Mar 13, 2016
FAQ is not just related to computers or the internet, imho. Just like running isn't the only thing with a PR. Although for PR it's good to have some context certainly.
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Level 71
Jul 22, 2016
Thought the same thing
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Level 79
Jul 22, 2016
That threw me, too. I was trying to think of what other phrase unique to computers might be FAQ - didn't even think to try frequently asked questions since it is so generic. Same for PR and running. Had no idea what GUI and NSFW was, but three questions on computers and internet might be too many for those of us who are not computer-savvy. Not suitable for Windows? No system for Windows?
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Level 67
Jun 7, 2019
I think that one is not really about how well you are with computers, but more the type of sites you spend time on...
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Level 55
Apr 30, 2016
Isn't it a little counterintuitive to be typing out acronyms? Lol, think about how long you just spent typing acronyms that are supposed to make typing easier.
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Level 63
May 26, 2016
This quiz wouldn't be any fun if it was the other way around.
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Level 75
Jul 6, 2016
What's worse is when an abbreviation takes longer to say than the words it represents, like www
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Level 21
Jul 22, 2016
But the point of that abbreviation isn't to speak it, it's to type it. Reduces from 13 characters (including the two spaces) to 3.
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Level 37
Feb 25, 2018
That's just the point. We've become so used to using the acronyms that we forget what they stand for; for example, does anyone remember what UNICEF, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNDP and WHO actually mean anymore?
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Level 73
Jul 19, 2016
I feel like FAQ has no specific relationship with computers, it's widely used. Also FIFO took me a while - in Australia it's frequently used, but stands for 'Fly In Fly Out' and usually describes workers at remote mines who do not base themselves in the towns near the mines, but rather in larger cities. It's usually used by those criticising the practice, as it means small towns in mining regions don't get the flow-on economic benefits of commerce and employment from the mines.
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Level 79
Jul 22, 2016
When I ask my husband to do something and he says he'll get to it ASAP, he means "After September, April possibly." (From a Pickles comic.)
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Level 69
Jul 22, 2016
Never heard of CPA. It hasn't made it over the pond. Could have done without two questions on Baseball, it's a sport barely played outside the USA. I got the easy one but the other one meant nothing to me, and personal RECORD? Personal BEST, yeah, but record?
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Level 67
Jun 7, 2019
Yea, I have heard of homerun, never knew it was commonly used as an acronym (abreviation) never seen or heard that.
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Level 21
Jul 22, 2016
Booze should be allowed, as it's called "Bring your own Booze" in Australia.
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Level ∞
Jul 23, 2016
Booze is allowed
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Level 67
Jun 7, 2019
It is probably one of those things hard to track back, and phrases change over the years. But I am pretty sure the real phrase is with booze, or as a second option beer. Bottle... what is the point of having a bottle, sounds dangerous haha, and if you let that thought go, who only one bottle, what use is that? It seems very silly and unlogical with the word bottle.

But I am no expert on the matter. Didnt do socio-linguistic-antroplogical study among party goers ;)

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Level 67
Jul 28, 2016
Since we're given first letter, we should only have to type in the remaining letters for each word.
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Level 51
Jul 30, 2016
Doesn't work for IOU.
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Level 28
Jan 8, 2017
NSFW = Not so fast weeaboo
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Level 39
Jun 20, 2017
If you type in Asked, for FAQ, the "As" gets taken for the last question so you have to type it again .
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Level 67
Jun 7, 2019
there are several words like that, not just that one. And it is fine.
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Level 25
Nov 9, 2017
a quiz be like 5 minutes and all of the comments would be " done with 4:58 seconds left"
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Level 67
Jun 7, 2019
Never heard of cpa rbi or ap (or pr, but figured personal..then tried round I think and definitely race). Looking at the scores I am not the only one. I couldnt remember the first two words for scuba, and was totally on the wrong track for tgif... was thinking gif and jpeg etc... (though I have heard of it (but with god instead of goodness) I wasnt thinking at all of the right context). Still, got 58 though, so not too bad, and I was in the process of typing "press" well I was allready done typing. But I guess time was up in the exact same moment, and just lagged a second processing.>

gui is shockingly low though, wouldnt have expected it nearly at the bottom. (maybe with a general public, but not so much on a quizzers addicts internetsite).

ow yea, tried compressed for contained, seemed a logical guess but wasnt right :)

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Level 67
Oct 5, 2020
I've never heard of BLT before.