History FunWithAcronyms / NewspaperComics

4th Jun '17 1:55:51 PM CorahsUncle
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* ''{{Eyebeam}}'' had the absurd megacorp '''TIC''' -- "Three Initial Corporation".

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* ''{{Eyebeam}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Eyebeam}}'' had the absurd megacorp '''TIC''' -- "Three Initial Corporation".



* In the mid-1960s, Al Capp's comic strip "Li'l Abner" had '''S'''tudents '''W'''ildly '''I'''ndignant about '''N'''early '''E'''verything, or '''SWINE''', an unsubtle parody of student radical groups.

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* In the mid-1960s, Al Capp's comic strip "Li'l Abner" ''ComicStrip/LilAbner'' had '''S'''tudents '''W'''ildly '''I'''ndignant about '''N'''early '''E'''verything, or '''SWINE''', an unsubtle parody of student radical groups.



* In the early 1990's, when the '''W'''orld '''L'''eague of '''A'''merican '''F'''ootball (later NFL Europe) was starting, the comic strip Tank [=McNamara=] showed a group of executives upset that people were calling the league, "What-A-Laugh". One suit suggested changing the name to '''A'''merican '''W'''orld '''F'''ootball '''L'''eague, until he realized that this was just as '''AWFL'''.
* ''ComicStrip/DykesToWatchOutFor'': A hidden one: it is not clear if the '''M'''arriage, '''O'''rder, and '''F'''amily '''O'''rganization actually uses its acronym.

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* In the early 1990's, 1990s, when the '''W'''orld '''L'''eague of '''A'''merican '''F'''ootball (later NFL Europe) was starting, the comic strip Tank [=McNamara=] ''Tank [=McNamara=]'' showed a group of executives upset that people were calling the league, "What-A-Laugh". One suit suggested changing the name to '''A'''merican '''W'''orld '''F'''ootball '''L'''eague, until he realized that this was just as '''AWFL'''.
* A hidden one in ''ComicStrip/DykesToWatchOutFor'': A hidden one: it It is not clear if whether the '''M'''arriage, '''O'''rder, and '''F'''amily '''O'''rganization actually uses its acronym.
4th Jun '17 1:48:02 PM DaibhidC
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* In ''ComicStrip/Retail'', Marla thinks the annual Building Ultimate Salespeople policy test is a waste of everyone's time, but Stuart says the '''B'''uilding '''U'''ltimate '''S'''alespeople: '''Y'''early '''W'''orksheet '''O'''f '''R'''ule '''K'''nowledge is very important.

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* In ''ComicStrip/Retail'', ''ComicStrip/{{Retail}}'', Marla thinks the annual Building Ultimate Salespeople policy test is a waste of everyone's time, but Stuart says the '''B'''uilding '''U'''ltimate '''S'''alespeople: '''Y'''early '''W'''orksheet '''O'''f '''R'''ule '''K'''nowledge is very important.
4th Jun '17 1:47:26 PM DaibhidC
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* In ''ComicStrip/Retail'', Marla thinks the annual Building Ultimate Salespeople policy test is a waste of everyone's time, but Stuart says the '''B'''uilding '''U'''ltimate '''S'''alespeople: '''Y'''early '''W'''orksheet '''O'''f '''R'''ule '''K'''nowledge is very important.
24th May '16 8:18:25 PM WillBGood
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** In another strip when Calvin and Hobbes had a fight, Hobbes threatened to quit the club and start his own. When Calvin said his club wouldn't have a "cool acronym" for a name, Hobbes said he'd call it C.A.D. (For "Calvin's a Dope". This, of course, made Calivin change the name of ''his'' club to "Hobbbes is an ugly flea bag" and only made them fight more.)
* In the early 1990's, when the '''W'''orld '''L'''eague of '''A'''merican '''F'''ootball (later NFL Europe) was starting, the comic strip TankMcNamara showed a group of executives upset that people were calling the league, "What-A-Laugh". One suit suggested changing the name to '''A'''merican '''W'''orld '''F'''ootball '''L'''eague, until he realized that this was just as '''AWFL'''.

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** In another strip when Calvin and Hobbes had a fight, Hobbes threatened to quit the club and start his own. When Calvin said his club wouldn't have a "cool acronym" for a name, Hobbes said he'd call it C.A.D. (For "Calvin's a Dope". This, of course, made Calivin Calvin change the name of ''his'' club to "Hobbbes is an ugly flea bag" and only made them fight more.)
* In the early 1990's, when the '''W'''orld '''L'''eague of '''A'''merican '''F'''ootball (later NFL Europe) was starting, the comic strip TankMcNamara Tank [=McNamara=] showed a group of executives upset that people were calling the league, "What-A-Laugh". One suit suggested changing the name to '''A'''merican '''W'''orld '''F'''ootball '''L'''eague, until he realized that this was just as '''AWFL'''.
1st Dec '15 7:39:53 PM nombretomado
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* In ''GetFuzzy'', Satchel's dog group is called '''C'''anines '''A'''gainst '''T'''raffic. Bucky suggests that a better title would be '''D'''ogs '''O'''n '''R'''idiculous '''K'''rusades.

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* In ''GetFuzzy'', ''ComicStrip/GetFuzzy'', Satchel's dog group is called '''C'''anines '''A'''gainst '''T'''raffic. Bucky suggests that a better title would be '''D'''ogs '''O'''n '''R'''idiculous '''K'''rusades.
22nd Nov '15 10:54:09 AM nombretomado
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* One ''{{FoxTrot}}'' strip featured a dish called ''STEAK'' in the high school cafeteria. The name was an acronym for "'''S'''quid '''T'''entacles, '''E'''ggplant, '''A'''nd '''K'''etchup."

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* One ''{{FoxTrot}}'' ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' strip featured a dish called ''STEAK'' in the high school cafeteria. The name was an acronym for "'''S'''quid '''T'''entacles, '''E'''ggplant, '''A'''nd '''K'''etchup."
21st Nov '15 2:20:41 PM StFan
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* DykesToWatchOutFor: A hidden one: it is not clear if the '''M'''arriage, '''O'''rder, and '''F'''amily '''O'''rganization actually uses its acronym.

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* DykesToWatchOutFor: ''ComicStrip/DykesToWatchOutFor'': A hidden one: it is not clear if the '''M'''arriage, '''O'''rder, and '''F'''amily '''O'''rganization actually uses its acronym.acronym.
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4th Nov '15 5:07:39 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheFabulousFurryFreakBrothers'' once caught the attention of an ultra right-wing paramilitary group calling themselves the '''A'''mericans '''S'''ecretly '''S'''erving a '''H'''igher '''O'''rder of '''L'''aw '''E'''nforcement and '''S'''ubservience.

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* ''TheFabulousFurryFreakBrothers'' ''ComicBook/TheFabulousFurryFreakBrothers'' once caught the attention of an ultra right-wing paramilitary group calling themselves the '''A'''mericans '''S'''ecretly '''S'''erving a '''H'''igher '''O'''rder of '''L'''aw '''E'''nforcement and '''S'''ubservience.
2nd May '15 7:11:22 PM nombretomado
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* ''CalvinAndHobbes'' played with this trope:

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* ''CalvinAndHobbes'' ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' played with this trope:
12th Jul '13 9:24:08 PM maedar
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** The PointyHairedBoss came up with a rather bad one in [[http://thedilbertstore.com/comic_strips this]] strip.
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