Random Acronyms Quiz #5

Below, you will see several acronyms. Guess what they stand for.
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Last updated: December 21, 2019
First submittedJune 10, 2012
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Acronym
Clue
Stands For
XL
Clothing
Extra Large
DIY
Home Repair
Do It Yourself
TP
Bathroom
Toilet Paper
NYT
Journalism
New York Times
WWW
Computers
World Wide Web
SVU
Television
Special Victims Unit
CV
Employment
Curriculum Vitae
KP
Military
Kitchen Patrol
BAC
Intoxication
Blood Alcohol Content
GQ
Magazines
Gentlemen's Quarterly
HMS
Navy
Her Majesty's Ship
HOV
Transit
High Occupancy Vehicle
Acronym
Clue
Stands For
BC
Dates
Before Christ
MP
Military
Military Police
CI
Law Enforcement
Confidential Informant
NIMBY
Local Politics
Not in My Back Yard
GPS
Navigation
Global Positioning System
ESP
Supernatural
Extra-Sensory Perception
MVP
Sports
Most Valuable Player
AC
Climate Control
Air Conditioning
M&A
Business
Mergers and Acquisitions
WWJD
Religion
What Would Jesus Do?
QE
Economics
Quantitative Easing
NES
Video Games
Nintendo Entertainment System
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Level 21
May 28, 2012
Not all of thses are Acronyms
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Level 78
Nov 12, 2015
Using the "strict" definition of acronym, only NIMBY fits.
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Level 74
Jan 27, 2016
I would say that NES fits as well
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Level 21
Jun 21, 2016
"Most readers probably know that an acronym is an invented word made up of the initial letters or syllables of other words, like NASA or NATO. Fewer probably know that an initialism is a type of acronym that cannot be pronounced as a word, but must be read letter-by-letter, like FBI or UCLA." "Fewer probably know that an initialism is a type of acronym..." Source: http://www.dailywritingtips.com/acronym-vs-initialism/
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Level 38
Nov 14, 2017
Totally agree, up to the point where you say that an initialism is also an acronym. It is not. The letters of an acronym make a new word as in the examples you gave; NASA, NATO or such as UNICEF, WHO, UNESCO, etc.
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Level 29
May 28, 2012
I thought it was Geo-Positioning Satellite... Also, CI Law Enforcement isn't Chief Inspector? Dammit...
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Level 78
Feb 2, 2015
I also typed Chief Inspector which is a rank in the British police force. I've been watching too many British detective shows, I guess. Chief Inspector Barnaby, Chief Inspector Morse, Inspector Lynley, Inspector Lewis, Inspector George Gently, Inspector Poole, Frost, Vera,...I love 'em all.
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Level 77
May 1, 2017
Those characters are actually DCI (Detective Chief Inspector), though. I don't think CI is used for Chief Inspector.
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Level 21
Jun 21, 2016
Geo-Positioning Satellite So satellites are moving boulders around the world now? I didn't know that our technology was that advanced.
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Level 15
May 29, 2012
I grew up knowing it as extra sensory powers. Never heard of perception.
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Level 32
May 29, 2012
I'm surprised more people got CV than HOV
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Level 55
May 12, 2014
Yeah, I've never known CV. And I've applied for a lot of jobs.
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Level 38
Mar 10, 2019
A CV is a more detailed resume. In the US, it is usually recommended that a resume be limited to one page and cover only the last ten years of employment while in other countries, many companies and governments (at least until the advent of the internet and facebook) wanted a more thorough exposition of your life, including hobbies, (marital status, age, number of children which I believe are questions which are illegal to ask in the US) every position ever held and all schools attended; your hobbies and extra curricular activities.
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Level 67
Oct 5, 2019
Maybe if you would have brought one, you only would have to apply for a job that one time ;)
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Level 79
Jul 13, 2014
CV is very common outside the USA. It's almost never used in the US, where resume is more common.
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Level 76
Dec 21, 2015
I had no idea about HOV, but CV is a very common British thing.
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Level 67
Apr 6, 2019
Really??? Im astounded (astonished?) i came here to say how bad it is /surprised i am at how few people knew what cv stands for. We learned what it when we were 12 along with writing official letters. (Rules like if you should write the date on the the upper left or right of the paper. But i guess paper is hardly used anymore ;) )
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Level 71
May 29, 2012
CI could also be Criminal Informant
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Level 68
Jul 10, 2016
This should definitely work. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Informant
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Level 10
May 31, 2012
What about most valued player for MVP?
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Level 72
Sep 6, 2016
That may be synonym, but it's not what it stands for.
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Level 32
Jun 7, 2012
Accept air conditioner for AC? People say that, right?
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Level ∞
Jun 10, 2012
Okay. That will work now.
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Level 17
Jun 7, 2012
never heard tp for toilet paper. thought it meant teacher's pet :)
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Level 44
Apr 11, 2014
In the bathroom?!?
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Level 37
Jul 4, 2012
@bombadombom It's used a lot here in America, so it might be. I don't know about anywhere else as I have never left the country XD
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Level 55
May 12, 2014
Never?
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Level 17
Jul 26, 2012
Couldn't for the life of me remember what ESP stood for. i kept trying Extra Spiritual Power lol
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Level 20
Dec 22, 2012
Global Positioning Satelite should also be accepted =)
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Level 72
Dec 20, 2018
That was my first guess. It is a proprietary system though, so I understand the strictness.
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Level 79
Mar 30, 2013
oh man... WTFWJD.. how'd I miss that...
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Level 50
Jul 21, 2014
Well, for one thing, I doubt He would add swearing into it...
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Level 49
Jan 10, 2014
I guessed "quantitative easement" for QE, but it didn't accept it. :-(
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Level ∞
Jan 11, 2014
Okay, that will work now.
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Level 73
Aug 13, 2014
CI - criminal investigation / investigator, crime investigation / investigator???
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Level 55
Aug 5, 2015
I always thought toilet paper was just called toilet paper or roll. Alternatively, bog roll. Not heard tp.
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Level 67
Oct 5, 2019
I only know it from movies, where they would "teepee" someones house, and pretty sure the first few times I didnt realize what it stood for (as I only heard it, and you dont think of abbreviations)
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Level 25
Aug 21, 2015
Damn, I missed the 'c' out of Acquisitions... I knew I was right and was furious that it was not getting accepted no matter how many ways I spelled it. grr!
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Level 58
Apr 1, 2016
Please accept His Majesty's Ship since HMS also stands for that when a King is reining monarch
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Level 66
Sep 16, 2016
None of these are acronyms. These are all initializations.
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Level 67
Oct 13, 2016
Pendantic and wrong. What a combo!
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Level 72
Dec 20, 2018
"Pendantic" and wrong..?
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Level 67
Oct 5, 2019
It is worse than pencildantic, atleast then you can erase your mistake.
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Level 67
Oct 13, 2016
Watched the whole run of White Collar and missed CI.
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Level 11
Mar 5, 2017
100% woo
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Level 72
Apr 7, 2017
I probably would've guessed the SVU response if it didn't say "television." I kept trying to think of a television component, rather than a show.
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Level 70
Sep 2, 2017
+1 perhaps the clue should be changed to TV series
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Level 72
Dec 20, 2018
I did exactly the same until I realised what it was asking for because of trying something involving "unit."
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Level 59
Jul 2, 2017
It didn't work when i typed 'merger and acquisition'. Shouldn't that be ok?
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Level 68
Dec 27, 2017
ci could also be civil infraction.
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Level 39
Jan 26, 2018
I got KP from Boy Scouts
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Level 55
Apr 23, 2018
Change "television" to "tv series" because otherwise everyone is going to think it has to do with a physical tv unit instead. Alternatively, change the clue to CRT, where the answer would be Cathode Ray Tube.
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Level 55
Apr 23, 2018
Could you accept "Most valued player" too, which technically is a phrase with better grammar than what you actually allow at current?
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Level 27
Aug 2, 2018
Im in the navy so I thought HMS was the rate hospital coreman.
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Level 53
Jan 25, 2019
MVP is Most Valuable Primate, from the people who brought you Air Bud