Random Acronyms Quiz #3

Below, you will see several acronyms. Guess what they stand for.
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Last updated: March 29, 2012
First submittedMarch 29, 2012
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Acronym
Clue
Stands For
CC
E-mail
Carbon Copy
AD
Dates
Anno Domini
DA
Law
District Attorney
CD
Music
Compact Disc
DJ
Music
Disc Jockey
CB
Radio
Citizens' Band
GPA
Education
Grade Point Average
LP
Music
Long Playing
FC
Soccer
Football Club
IPA
Beer
India Pale Ale
SF
Writing
Science Fiction
IP
Law
Intellectual Property
Acronym
Clue
Stands For
D&D
Games
Dungeons & Dragons
FM
Radio
Frequency Modulation
ARM
Loans
Adjustable Rate Mortgage
ETA
Travel
Estimated Time of Arrival
MLA
Writing
Modern Language Association
LLC
Business
Limited Liability Company
MIB
Movie Title
Men in Black
MMA
Fighting
Mixed Martial Arts
PPV
Television
Pay Per View
ED
Viagra Ads
Erectile Dysfunction
MP
British Politics
Member of Parliament
ATV
Cars
All-Terrain Vehicle
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Level 58
Mar 27, 2012
I think Long Play should be acceptable
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Level ∞
Mar 27, 2012
Okay. That will work now.
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Level 48
Mar 27, 2012
Or at least "Long Player"- otherwise they would need to be referred to as LP Records not just LPs.
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Level 85
Mar 27, 2012
I agree with BuckDonk. I've only ever heard LPs referred to as long play, not long playing.
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Level 75
Mar 27, 2012
Long play definitely needs to be an acceptable answer!
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Level 15
Mar 28, 2012
82% got CD???? WHAT HAS AMERICA COME TO?
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Level 80
Mar 30, 2013
It has come to downloading music, I suppose.
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Level 16
Apr 25, 2013
Who says we're all Americans?
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Level 67
Oct 6, 2019
A new generation that doesnt know what cd's are, let alone cassette's... most allready cant imagine there didnt use to be internet or smartphones.
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Level 64
Mar 28, 2012
Long Play(er)! Long Play(er)!
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Level 63
Mar 28, 2012
LONG PLAY!
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Level 63
Mar 28, 2012
What is wrong with 82% of Americans knowing what CD means?
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Level 21
Jun 29, 2016
We're not all American, you know...
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Level 67
Oct 6, 2019
Pretty sure his comment was aimed at the one a bit higher up
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Level 33
Mar 28, 2012
100% with :28 remaining...might be dyslexic seeing as how I kept trying to guess Prime Minister when it was MP not PM, lmao
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Level 28
Mar 29, 2012
I put Long Play and the answer was Long Playing :(
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Level 17
Mar 29, 2012
da could also be defense attorney. Thats what I put.
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Level 71
Mar 16, 2013
Except for the fact that no US English-speakers ever mean "defense attorney" when they use the phrase "DA." Ever.
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Level 78
Jun 8, 2014
I grew up in that era, too, and never knew that's what DA stood for. I just figured it was for some district attorney's haircut in a TV show or movie. Thanks for the enlightenment.
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Level 78
Sep 8, 2014
You sometimes see the abbreviation CDA meaning criminal defense attorney, but in USA law DA always means district attorney.
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Level 20
May 9, 2012
@LubbockGayMale, the MLA is some important organization that has produced their own way of citing research paper that my English teachers always make us use, among other things. Also, why the heck do only, like 15% know that SF means sci-fi?
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Level 44
Nov 29, 2012
I have also heard that "CC" now stands for "CarbonLESS Copy."
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Level 72
Feb 21, 2013
I have heard "courtesy copy" which is what I put first.
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Level 67
Oct 6, 2019
without carbon you would really have a copy, it comes from carbonpaper which (before internet was used and people send eachother physical papers) was used to make an exact copy. By writing on the top paper, carbon from the paper in between was transferred to the paper below. In some areas it is still in use, writing fines is sometimes used with carbon paper, and other areas that you receive some sort of receipt ( here for instance when some service guy did stuff to the house) so that you each have the exact same copy.

carbon paper is stil used in arts and crafts for tracing things though.

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Level 26
Dec 9, 2012
i put estimated time arrival instead of estimated time OF arrival
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Level 30
Apr 29, 2013
I'm pretty sure CC means 'courtesy copy' when referencing emails.
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Level 67
Oct 6, 2019
Well you would be wrong, because that isnt it. The answer given here is correct and even predates emails. Just because people thought of things that would fit the letter combination if they didnt know what it was officially doesnt make it correct. For instance, AD I always read as "after date"' which works for the abbreviation ( and goes faster in my mind than trying to remember the official words and then translating them) but that doesnt make it correct.
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Level 12
Dec 24, 2013
Please allow mis-spellings of Anno Domini :)
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Level 47
Oct 21, 2015
Great quiz but: Expected time of arrival? Maybe?
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Level 21
Jun 29, 2016
I love how people automatically assume that everyone doing this quiz is American. HEY, IRISH PERSON OVER HERE!!! -.-
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Level 61
Dec 6, 2016
I assume that nobody taking the quiz is American. And I'm sticking to that.
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Level 78
Aug 30, 2016
For IP in law all I could think of was independent prosecutor. I think I combined independent counsel with special prosecutor.
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Level 72
Sep 7, 2016
All I could think of for MLA was Member of the Legislative Assembly.
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Level 65
Dec 13, 2016
I love that MMA is listed as "fighting", and not "sports". That's how I feel.
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Level 70
Dec 13, 2016
I thought ARM stood for ARM & a LEG loans.
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Level 63
Apr 14, 2017
IP - all I could think of was a baseball term. Innings pitched.
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Level 68
Apr 23, 2017
LLC is 'Ltd' in Britain, and GPA is an unknown/unused term over here. Though it may have been picked up by people from watching US TV. No idea what the MLA is. I assume it's an American term that hasn't crossed the pond. I do think "SF" could do with 'genre' added to the clue.
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Level 56
Apr 29, 2017
The old format is a lot better :/
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Level 58
May 9, 2017
I thing cc should allow customer copy or client copy.
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Level 70
Dec 12, 2017
Charlies Copy,, etc
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Level 67
Oct 6, 2019
also cryptic communication, certified content, and capricious collection, chauvinistic chatter, and credulous confabulations.

Or we could just stick to what the actual answer is. And leave folketymology out of this

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Level 14
May 27, 2017
I thought acronyms were like NASA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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Level 65
May 27, 2017
I put in frequency modulator and thought I was completely off base. sigh.
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Level 71
Jul 2, 2018
Stared at Mixed Marshal Arts for a minute thinking, ‘What’s wrong with that?!?!’
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Level 80
Jul 31, 2019
Surprised to review the comments and not find one that said, "I got ED!" I mean, it appears from the stats that 59% of you got it. I do feel for you. Can't say that was a problem for me just yet, but I empathize.
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Level 67
Oct 6, 2019
I only missed the ones I never heard of : GPA, ED, LLC, ARM, IP, CB, MLA ow and couldnt think of MMA but have heard of that one.

Extremely suprised at how low some are! Mainly science fiction, AD, LP, FC, IPA, expected them all quite a bit higher than they scored!. Wasnt surprised that most people didnt get FM because that one has really only been used by its abreviaton unlike all the other on here which atleast some times are mentioned by their full names.

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Level 68
Nov 19, 2019
Don't know if I've ever seen "SF"; it's always been "SciFi" to me.
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Level 68
Jun 23, 2020
A hardcore fan of Isaac Asimov once explained to me that "SF" refers to well-written and intellectually sound science fiction and "Sci Fi" refers to space operas and the slipshod like. The Foundation Trilogy is SF. Battlefield Earth is Sci Fi. Same guy also insisted that SF can only refer to literature because science fiction movies are all crap, i.e., Sci Fi. Yes, he hated Star Wars.
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