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8th Jul '17 9:30:21 AM nombretomado
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* The British Government's emergency committee, convened in cases of regional, national or international emergency and the doings of which are highly classified, is generally referred to in the press and by the public as COBRA. Most feel makes up for the fact that it actually stands for the thoroughly prosaic ''Cabinet Office Briefing Room A'', and it has previously been suggested that the words 'Cabinet Office' were added to the acronym to make it more, in the words of TheOtherWiki, 'virile'. And possibly to prevent the acronym in question from spelling BRA.

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* The British Government's emergency committee, convened in cases of regional, national or international emergency and the doings of which are highly classified, is generally referred to in the press and by the public as COBRA. Most feel makes up for the fact that it actually stands for the thoroughly prosaic ''Cabinet Office Briefing Room A'', and it has previously been suggested that the words 'Cabinet Office' were added to the acronym to make it more, in the words of TheOtherWiki, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, 'virile'. And possibly to prevent the acronym in question from spelling BRA.
13th Jun '17 12:49:21 PM DemoDemon
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* There exists a type of undersea observatory device called a '''C'''irculation '''O'''bviation '''R'''etrofit '''K'''it (CORK). [[MeaningfulName It's deployed onto the openings of boreholes]] to measure water pressure and temperature.
4th Jun '17 8:54:28 AM HolisticFroglet
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** The original name was '''T'''otal '''R'''esources '''A'''gainst '''S'''treet '''H'''oodlums. It was changed due to activists stating that the name was demeaning.
2nd Jun '17 3:06:51 PM Occidensill
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* A behavioral school in Houston, Texas is known as '''H'''arris '''C'''ounty '''D'''epartment of '''E'''ducation - '''A'''cademic and '''B'''ehavior '''C'''enter East (or HCDE - ABC East). Believe me, no one wants to go to that school because I went there a few years ago and didn't like it at all.

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* A behavioral school in Houston, Texas is known as '''H'''arris '''C'''ounty '''D'''epartment of '''E'''ducation - '''A'''cademic and '''B'''ehavior '''C'''enter East (or HCDE - ABC East). Believe me, no one wants to go to that school because I went there a few years ago and didn't like it at all.
30th May '17 3:53:08 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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* America's first major Emergency Broadcasting System was called CONELRAD which was a system designed for the '''CO'''ntrol of '''[=EL=''']ectromagnetic '''RAD'''iation

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* America's first major Emergency Broadcasting System was called CONELRAD which was a system designed for the '''CO'''ntrol of '''[=EL=''']ectromagnetic '''[=EL=]'''ectromagnetic '''RAD'''iation
30th May '17 3:51:56 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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* America's first major Emergency Broadcasting System was called CONELRAD which was a system designed for the '''CO'''ntrol of ''[=EL=]ectromagnetic '''RAD'''iation

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* America's first major Emergency Broadcasting System was called CONELRAD which was a system designed for the '''CO'''ntrol of ''[=EL=]ectromagnetic '''[=EL=''']ectromagnetic '''RAD'''iation
30th May '17 3:51:24 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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* Americas first major Emergency Broadcasting System was called CONELRAD which was a system designed for the '''CO'''ntrol of ''[=EL=]ectromagnetic '''RAD'''iation

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* Americas America's first major Emergency Broadcasting System was called CONELRAD which was a system designed for the '''CO'''ntrol of ''[=EL=]ectromagnetic '''RAD'''iation
30th May '17 3:50:46 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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* Americas first major Emergency Broadcasting System was called CONELRAD which was a system designed for the ''CO'''ntrol of ''ELectromagnetic '''RAD'''iation

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* Americas first major Emergency Broadcasting System was called CONELRAD which was a system designed for the ''CO'''ntrol '''CO'''ntrol of ''ELectromagnetic ''[=EL=]ectromagnetic '''RAD'''iation
30th May '17 3:49:57 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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* Americas first major Emergency Broadcasting System was called CONELRAD which was a system designed for the ''CO'''ntrol of ''ELectromagnetic '''RAD'''iation
* Schools in the United States handle active shooter situations with a protocol called ALICE which means '''A'''lert, '''L'''ockdown, '''I'''nform, '''C'''ounter, and '''E'''vacuate.
27th May '17 5:24:45 PM nombretomado
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* In a 2007 paper in Chemical Communications, a group of Chinese academics coined an extremely unfortunate acronym for copper ('''Cu''') '''n'''ano'''t'''ubes. The same paper also had bismuth nanotubes. Their journal article on the work managed to get published in an English-language journal with their nomenclature intact. This is possibly the only time a Chem. Comm. article has been cited by ''{{Viz}}''.

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* In a 2007 paper in Chemical Communications, a group of Chinese academics coined an extremely unfortunate acronym for copper ('''Cu''') '''n'''ano'''t'''ubes. The same paper also had bismuth nanotubes. Their journal article on the work managed to get published in an English-language journal with their nomenclature intact. This is possibly the only time a Chem. Comm. article has been cited by ''{{Viz}}''.''ComicBook/{{Viz}}''.
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