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16th Sep '17 3:33:43 PM Malady
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* During the UsefulNotes/SovietInvasionOfAfghanistan, a group of German forwarding agents was captured and killed by a Mujaheddin militia after they were MistakenForSpies. The reason? They were driving lorries with [[ASmallTownInGermany Bonn]] number plates, all of which read "SU" (which stands for the district of '''S'''iegb'''u'''rg, not ''''S'''oviet '''U'''nion').

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* During the UsefulNotes/SovietInvasionOfAfghanistan, a group of German forwarding agents was captured and killed by a Mujaheddin militia after they were MistakenForSpies. The reason? They were driving lorries with [[ASmallTownInGermany [[UsefulNotes/ASmallTownInGermany Bonn]] number plates, all of which read "SU" (which stands for the district of '''S'''iegb'''u'''rg, not ''''S'''oviet '''U'''nion').
4th Sep '17 9:18:16 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* Playing AC will be mostly associated with ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreed''. Nintendo fans, however, may think of ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing''. Some FROM Software fans may think of ''VideoGame/ArmoredCore''. And some Namco fans may think of ''VideoGame/AceCombat''.

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* Playing AC will be mostly associated with ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreed''. Nintendo fans, however, may think of ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing''. Some FROM Software fans may think of ''VideoGame/ArmoredCore''. And some Namco fans may think of ''VideoGame/AceCombat''. In Japan, "AC" literally stands for "arcade cabinet" and is used to refer to arcade games.
4th Sep '17 9:16:16 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* Amongst ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' fans, "[=HoD=]" can cause a bit of confusion as it can stand for both ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaHarmonyOfDissonance Harmony of Dissonance]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaHarmonyOfDespair Harmony of Despair]]''. Fans usually use "HD" for the latter to get around this.
27th Jun '17 4:03:24 AM OldBen
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* One that used to cause a lot of headaches among Creator/BlizzardEntertainment fans - [=HotS=]: ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm'' or ''[[VideoGame/StarCraftIIHeartOfTheSwarm Heart of the Swarm]]''?
25th May '17 12:14:58 AM nanakiro
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* AU: an acronym for [[ParodicTableOfTheElements Gold]] (Aurum), Australia, or fanspeak for AlternateUniverse? Jokes have been made about an alternate Australia being made out of gold, but one can still never be too sure.
1st May '17 10:21:55 AM Eddy1215
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* The page-quote example from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', of course.

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* The page-quote example ** There is also the page quote which comes from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', of course."Duffless".


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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'', when the duo commandeer a submarine, Brain has Pinky alter the acronym signal it gives out so no one will know it has been stolen. Pinky therefore changes the signal to say [[CatchPhrase N.A.R.F]]. Unfortunately, the Pentagon thinks it stands for Nuclear Attack Readiness Formation and has the sub bombed with depth charges.
21st Apr '17 8:35:05 AM SpaceHunterDrakeRedcrest
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* In ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' episode "The Bat Jar Conjecture," Sheldon decides to name the team "Army Ants" due to the insects' strength. He even gets team T-shirts, which have "AA" written on them. Leonard [[LampshadeHanging points out]] how people may mistake the initials may make people think of something else. [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Sheldon doubts anyone will mistake them for]] "Anodized Aluminium."
** There's also Raj, Leonard, Howard, and Leslie's team, "Perpetual Motion Squad" or "PMS" for short.
30th Mar '17 8:32:13 AM tigerstar
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* Given an extra-confusing twist in one of the "Get Me Hennimore!" sketches in ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' - the hapless Hennimore has to look after two different groups, the Murder In The Dark (MITD) club, and a wine-tasting day for a charity for nervous incontinents (Nervous Incontinents Tasting Day - NITD), while simultaneously having to deal with a printing press that keeps switching Ns for Ms. What a mightnare.
25th Mar '17 11:40:23 PM neoXsaga
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* There are four [=AAs=] known in WWE right now: Wrestling/ArnAnderson, Wrestling/AmericanAlpha, Wrestling/AustinAries, and Wrestling/JohnCena's FinishingMove Attitude Adjustment.

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* There are four known [=AAs=] known in WWE right now: Wrestling/ArnAnderson, Wrestling/AmericanAlpha, Wrestling/AustinAries, and Wrestling/JohnCena's FinishingMove Attitude Adjustment.
25th Mar '17 11:38:31 PM neoXsaga
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* There are four [=AAs=] known in WWE right now: Wrestling/ArnAnderson, Wrestling/AmericanAlpha, Wrestling/AustinAries, and Wrestling/JohnCena's FinishingMove Attitude Adjustment.
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