History Main / AcronymConfusion

11th Aug '16 2:39:12 PM Mullon
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* The "Cartman Joins NAMBLA" episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' involves confusion between the North American Man/Boy Love Association and National Association of Creator/MarlonBrando Look-Alikes. The latter have a grudge towards the former since they managed to grab the "nambla.com" domain first.

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* The "Cartman Joins NAMBLA" episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' involves confusion between the North American Man/Boy Love Association and National Association of North American Creator/MarlonBrando Look-Alikes. The latter have a grudge towards the former since they managed to grab the "nambla.com" domain first.
11th Jul '16 7:17:17 PM SamCurt
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* When Rin first introduces herself to Aoba in ''Manga/NewGame'', she says she's an AD. Aoba first took it as the Assistant Director[[note]]a usage so common in Japan that it is used instead of the full form in credits[[/note]], then Rin clarifies she's the Art Director.
10th Jul '16 9:39:51 PM rjd1922
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* A.A. can stand for Alcoholics Anonymous. Or you could be talking about the Argentium Astrum, a magical order founded by Creator/AleisterCrowley.
** The latter is spelled A∴A∴ for some mystical reason, or to avoid the confusion -- take your pick.

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* A.A. can stand for Alcoholics Anonymous. Or you could be talking about the Argentium Astrum, a magical order founded by Creator/AleisterCrowley. \n** The latter is spelled A∴A∴ for some mystical reason, or to avoid the confusion -- take your pick.



** Delorean Motor Company? It's on the front of their cars.

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** Delorean [=DeLorean=] Motor Company? It's on the front of their cars.
3rd Jul '16 5:53:59 PM Premonition45
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* In ''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome'':
-->'''Kirk:''' Oh, him? He's harmless. Part of the free speech movement at Berkeley in the sixties. I think he did a little too much LDS.

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* In ''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome'':
''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome'': Kirk tries to explain Spock ([[CameBackWrong still not himself post-resurrection]]) to Gillian.
-->'''Kirk:''' Oh, him? He's harmless. Part of the free speech movement at Berkeley in the sixties. I think he did a little too much LDS.LDS[[note]]"Church of '''L'''atter '''D'''ay '''S'''aints" aka Mormons.[[/note]]
27th Jun '16 6:57:04 PM merotoker
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* In the Woody Allen ''Film/{{Bananas}}'', the dictator of San Marcos discusses the possibility of a rebel overthrow:
-->General Vargas:“If they should try to overthrow, I have made a deal for reinforcements. With the UJA.”
-->Aide:“You mean the CIA, excellence? The UJA is the United Jewish Appeal.”
-->General Vargas:“Uh oh.”

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* In the Woody Allen Creator/WoodyAllen film ''Film/{{Bananas}}'', the dictator of San Marcos discusses the possibility of a rebel overthrow:
-->General Vargas:“If -->'''General Vargas''': “If they should try to overthrow, I have made a deal for reinforcements. With the UJA.”
-->Aide:“You -->'''Aide''': “You mean the CIA, excellence? The UJA is the United Jewish Appeal.”
-->General Vargas:“Uh -->'''General Vargas''': “Uh oh.”



* {{Invoked}} by Colonel Flag on ''Series/{{MASH}}''.

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* {{Invoked}} {{Invoked|Trope}} by Colonel Flag on ''Series/{{MASH}}''.



* X Wrestling in Florida is ran by the FEW(Fanatics Enjoying Wrestling) and has a working relationship with FEW(Fighting Evolution Wrestling).

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* X Wrestling in Florida is ran by the FEW(Fanatics FEW (Fanatics Enjoying Wrestling) and has a working relationship with FEW(Fighting FEW (Fighting Evolution Wrestling).



* A variation in ''[[VideoGame/TexMurphy The Pandora Directive]]''. When kidnapped by the guys who introduce themselves as the NSA, Tex knows they're not talking about the National Security Agency but by the National ''Surveillance'' Agency. Either the RealLife NSA became this after WorldWarThree, or it's a completely different agency. The confusion comes on the part of the players.

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* A variation in ''[[VideoGame/TexMurphy The Pandora Directive]]''. When kidnapped by the guys who introduce themselves as the NSA, Tex knows they're not talking about the National Security Agency but by the National ''Surveillance'' Agency. Either the RealLife NSA became this after WorldWarThree, WorldWarIII, or it's a completely different agency. The confusion comes on the part of the players.



** Of course, "Dead or Alive" has been used for multiple work titles as well. A videogame series, ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive'' (also ''Film/DOADeadOrAlive'', the movie based on the game), ''Film/{{DOA}}''.

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** Of course, "Dead or Alive" has been used for multiple work titles as well. A videogame series, ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive'' (also ''Film/DOADeadOrAlive'', the movie based on the game), ''Film/{{DOA}}''. ''Film/{{DOA}}''



* Fans of the [[Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance NWA]] probably don't want to see the Music/{{NWA}}.

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* Fans of the [[Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance NWA]] probably don't want to see the Music/{{NWA}}.Music/{{NWA}}



* FF: ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'', ''VideoGame/FinalFight'' or ''VideoGame/FatalFury''? Or maybe ''VideoGame/FatalFrame''?
** Or ''ComicBook/FantasticFour''?

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* FF: ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'', ''VideoGame/FinalFight'' or ''VideoGame/FatalFury''? Or maybe ''VideoGame/FatalFrame''?
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''VideoGame/FatalFrame''? Or ''ComicBook/FantasticFour''?
6th May '16 4:55:28 PM Quanyails
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* PDF is known primarily as the "Portable Document Format" file format, but it's also shorthand for "Probability Density Function" for statisticians. Search engines can interpret the keyword "PDF" as searching for the file type, making it harder to look up the latter term.
17th Mar '16 10:26:06 AM rjd1922
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* Real life example; the acronym GSA, which can refer to either the General Services Administration, the Girl Scouts of America or the Gay-Straight Alliance, three VERY different organizations. This is made even more confusing at universities that have a Graduate Student Association.
** Another real life example: ED can stand for Eating Disorder (anorexia/bulemia) or Erectile Dysfunction (impotence). Which makes certain ED drug commercials confusing, disturbing, or hilarious.
** Yet another real life example: For a time during the early 1930s, the NRA (National Recovery Administration) and the NRA (National Rifle Association) both had their main offices in the same building in Washington DC.

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* Real life example; the acronym GSA, which GSA can refer to either the General Services Administration, the Girl Scouts of America America, or the Gay-Straight Alliance, three VERY different organizations. This is made even more confusing at universities that have a Graduate Student Association.
** Another real life example: ED can stand for Eating Disorder (anorexia/bulemia) or Erectile Dysfunction (impotence). Which makes certain ED drug commercials confusing, disturbing, or hilarious.
** Yet another real life example: For a time during the early 1930s, the NRA (National Recovery Administration) and the NRA (National Rifle Association) both had their main offices in the same building in Washington DC.
17th Mar '16 10:22:10 AM rjd1922
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* [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/bbc/9296664/BBC-mistake-computer-game-logo-for-United-Nations-Security-Council-symbol.html BBC News]] once used the logo of ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'''s United Nations Space Command instead of that of the United Nations Security Council, probably because doing a Google Image Search for "UNSC" only returns results for the former.

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* [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/bbc/9296664/BBC-mistake-computer-game-logo-for-United-Nations-Security-Council-symbol.html BBC News]] once used the logo of ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'''s United Nations Space Command instead of that of the United Nations Security Council, probably because doing a Google Image Search searching for images of "UNSC" online only returns results for the former.
16th Mar '16 8:55:42 PM rjd1922
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* TPP: ''LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemon'', ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain The Phantom Pain]]'', or the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

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* TPP: ''LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemon'', ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain The Phantom Pain]]'', or the Trans-Pacific Partnership?Partnership? Searching for "TPP Bill" will get you results for the American approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, although you may be looking for Bill as the villain of ''Twitch Plays Pokémon''.
* [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/bbc/9296664/BBC-mistake-computer-game-logo-for-United-Nations-Security-Council-symbol.html BBC News]] once used the logo of ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'''s United Nations Space Command instead of that of the United Nations Security Council, probably because doing a Google Image Search for "UNSC" only returns results for the former.
9th Mar '16 5:27:16 AM MegaMarioMan
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* From ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClank2002 the first Ratchet & Clank]]'' - Captain Quark offers to sell the heroes a PDA.

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* From the first ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClank2002 the first Ratchet & Clank]]'' - Captain Quark offers to sell the heroes a PDA.
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