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Three Letter Acronyms

Guess these common three letter acronyms and initialisms.
Last updated: September 13, 2018
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USSR spy organization
KGB
Former militant arm of Sinn Féin
IRA
Raw material for genes
DNA
Munich automaker
BMW
Phase of sleep where dreams are most vivid
REM
Conservation group whose logo is a panda
WWF
Notable Mormon university
BYU
Colonel Sanders's restaurant
KFC
Sixth sense
ESP
JFK's successor
LBJ
Computer company known as "Big Blue"
IBM
Psychedelic drug
LSD
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What George accused Saddam of having
WMD
Just add this for delicious umami taste
MSG
British dictionary with 22,000 pages
OED
"You've got mail!"
AOL
Red China
PRC
U.S. Republican party
GOP
Socialized medical service of the UK
NHS
National airline of the Netherlands
KLM
1980s TV alien
ALF
Dubai, Abu Dhabi, etc...
UAE
Australia's most populous state
NSW
Beer brand that hipsters like ironically
PBR
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level 43
Apr 14, 2014
surprised at how few people got NHS
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level 75
Dec 6, 2015
I'm from the UK and according to my stats I missed it last time I did this quiz. I must have just not seen the question.
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level 65
Jun 6, 2016
I'm surprised at how much people got it right. The UK represents less that 1% of the world's population. Why anyone outside of it should know about the acronym of their healthcare system? Do you know Sweden's? Italy's? Peru's?
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level 60
Jun 7, 2016
The NHS is noted as the best healthcare system in the world, many other healthcare systems are based on it.
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level 75
Jun 19, 2016
^Rich Americans, maybe. What about the ones who can't afford healthcare?
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level 60
Nov 9, 2018
Because it's the national religion of a major country. In terms of health outcomes it fairs on a par with Algeria - far below, say, Sweden's or Italy's (though above the US when you factor in those without access there). Few, if any, have copied it. But it's blasphemy to admit either thing in the UK, and so people don't know better - hence incorrect comments like Tish418's. Oh, it's also one of the world's top-5 biggest employers.
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level 51
Nov 18, 2016
im from the US but got i from the top gear episode where they all made ambulances haha
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level 34
Apr 14, 2014
whats PBR? never heard of it
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level 64
Apr 14, 2014
Pabst Blue Ribbon.
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level 67
Apr 14, 2014
2nd most popular american beer in china...and in a lot of smaller areas in china the only american beer that can be found in shops and grocery stores
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level 66
Jul 1, 2017
It was a new one to me as well
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level 59
Nov 9, 2018
It stands for Public Borrowing Rate. But, like most TLAs, there may be many alternatives.
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level 58
Apr 14, 2014
I'm surprised hardly anyone knows what the NHS is. With the passing of the ACA (Obamacare) in the US, the NHS has been mentioned frequently in the news since our new system is trying to be what the NHS is.
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level 74
Jun 5, 2016
I only knew it because I watch so many British TV shows on Netflix.
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level 65
Jun 6, 2016
I agree that it's been in the news, but the NHS is so incredibly far away from what the ACA is... The NHS is a true, effective, single-payer public health service, and for all its faults, in the UK, nobody is ruined by medical bills, and nobody dies of an easily treatable illness for financial reasons.
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level 52
Mar 29, 2017
YourHusband...what the heck. If you want to prove your point, you're going to have to try better than weighing the average Brit against someone whose ethnicity holds the crown of most centenarians. That's not even a fair match.
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level 54
Nov 11, 2018
You're surprised 6 out of 10 people weren't familiar with a three letter acronym for the health care service of another country?
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level 10
Apr 15, 2014
What...?
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level 44
May 17, 2014
Could you please change the GOP clue to "US Republican party"? As I said elsewhere, although many users of these quizzes are undoubtedly from the USA, this page operates in an international context and is used by an international community. There are/were many Republican parties in the world and GOP is just one of them.
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level ∞
Feb 17, 2016
Okay
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level 11
Apr 16, 2016
0%... you should make a quiz like this for beginners
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level 68
Jun 4, 2016
I hope you're younger than 8
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level 53
Jun 4, 2016
Can you accept DMT for psychedelic drug as well?
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level 75
Jun 5, 2016
I was thinking the same thing
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level 32
Jun 5, 2016
25/24, and I typed with my toes, and my eyes shut, in less than three seconds (I'm three months old by the way).
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level 70
Jun 2, 2017
I got twice as many correct, in 4 seconds less, by having my blindfolded chihuahua, who was wearing flippers, type in the answers as I yelled them to him in Latin. I've been dead for 12 years.
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level 45
Feb 10, 2017
How about adding DMT for the psychedelic drug?
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level 46
May 5, 2017
What about CAS? Computer Algebra System. In calculators
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level 63
Aug 13, 2017
Surely you can add TLA - Three Letter Acronym...
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level 56
Oct 23, 2018
Would GRU not also apply to the Russian spy org?
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level 59
Nov 9, 2018
It says USSR, not Russian though. I thought the same thing at first.
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level 56
Nov 1, 2018
Very few acronyms in this list. Many initialisms, however.
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level 70
Nov 9, 2018
omg idd, ccl, gtg
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level 42
Nov 9, 2018
****. Didn't get DNA or BMW yet I managed get PBR
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level 44
Nov 9, 2018
CCP (Chinese Communist Party) should be accepted for the China one?
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level 59
Nov 9, 2018
That is the party, not the country.
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level 68
Nov 9, 2018
Didn't know the World Wrestling Federation was a conservation group!
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level 74
Nov 9, 2018
They had the Ultimate Warrior fight a giant panda for the rights to the acronym in 2002 and he lost.
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level 74
Nov 9, 2018
Yeah, but the panda was on steroids, so there should be an asterisk next to the initials.
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level 40
Nov 11, 2018
There's going to be a rematch during the next WrestleMania, I hear.
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level 61
Nov 9, 2018
Hipsters round here drink IPA...
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level 17
Nov 11, 2018
Lol i put in IPA too haha
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level 31
Nov 10, 2018
Shoulda known PBR and IBM. Ah well.