It's advisable that if using acronyms in reports and other important communications, such as instructions, manuals, procedures, and training materials, you should include a glossary of acronyms and abbreviations, which hopefully enables the audience to understand the meanings involved.
The bacronym or reverse acronym device is not new, as seen in the old GWR interpretation.
Two notable and quite different examples of bacronyms being used to positive effect are ASDA and PIG.
They receive exorbitant tickets for minor violations like vending too close to a crosswalk — more than any big businesses are required to pay for similar violations.
The Street Vendor Project is a membership-based project with nearly 2,000 vendor members who are working together to create a vendors’ movement for permanent change.
Some of these acronyms and 'backronyms' also appear with more details and explanations in the main acronyms listing. ), It's the right one, it's the bright one, It's (Thats ? Other variations of lyrics following the opening line were used in more recent years (It's a new world, Me and you girl..).
Suggestions on a postcard please as to the original words (and ad agency, composer, etc), and later versions.
Some of these acronyms and abbreviations originated as far back as the 1940s (notably the 2nd World War), and a few probably the early 1900s (notably the 1st World War).
Many other abbreviations listed here are far more recent.
Many older acronyms provide fascinating examples of the development of language and changing cultural attitudes.
Latterly similar dark and cynical humour is evidenced in the development of acronyms and abbreviations relating to the field of customer service, especially in the contexts of IT and healthcare, for which an additional healthcare acronyms listing appears below separately, due to its richness and diversity....
The amusing term for these types of acronyms is 'backronyms' (or 'bacronyms').