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13th Feb '17 6:14:54 PM Randallw201238
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* In ''Series/GroundedForLife'', Lily placed some ads to get friends for his grampa Walt. Seeing it in other adverts, she lists as one of the interests of his grandfather ''t/v'', thinking that it means to watch ''TV'', without realizing that it's a reference to ''transvestism''. The replies that Walt get to these ads are surprising, to say the least.

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* In ''Series/GroundedForLife'', Lily placed some ads to get friends for his her grampa Walt. Seeing it in other adverts, she lists as one of the interests of his grandfather ''t/v'', thinking that it means to watch ''TV'', without realizing that it's a reference to ''transvestism''. The replies that Walt get to these ads are surprising, to say the least.
12th Feb '17 7:19:37 PM spiritsunami
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* American universities tend to get this in spades. The University of Southern California is rarely referred to by anything ''other'' than "USC", but alumni of the University of South Carolina always insist that they're "the real USC". Likewise, Oregon State, Ohio State, and Oklahoma State all use the "OSU" initialism, "UNH" is both the University of New Hampshire and the University of New Haven (Connecticut), and "MSU", um...yeah. That could be Michigan State or Mississippi State...or Montana State, Morehead State, Morgan State, Missouri State, Murray State, or [=McNeese=] State...or Minnesota State, Mountain State, Montclair State, Metropolitan State, or Minot State. And that's just in the United States; there's also the Russian universities Maritime State and Moscow State, as well as the Indian Maharaja Sayajirao and Manonmaniam Sundaranar. Or UsefulNotes/{{Moldova}} State University, the Mahendra Sanskrit University in UsefulNotes/{{Nepal}}, the Mindanao State University in the Philippines, the Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University in UsefulNotes/SaudiArabia, the Mahasarakham University in UsefulNotes/{{Thailand}}, the Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts in Turkey, and UsefulNotes/{{Zimbabwe}}'s Midlands State University.
14th Jan '17 7:34:32 PM flarn2006
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** Or "CTR Importable Archive", a common format for sideloading Nintendo 3DS software, known by its file extension .CIA?
29th Dec '16 2:46:32 PM Xtifr
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* In ''Literature/TheLaundrySeries'' by Creator/CharlesStross, the organisations formerly known as [=MI5=] and [=MI6=] have invoked and exploited Acronym Confusion by changing their initialisms to [=DI5=] and [=DI6=] respectively and having their old initalisms reassigned. This way, the government can honestly claim that [=MI5=] is certainly not doing whatever Orwellian thing they're being accused of while forgetting to explain that this is because [=MI5=] is the organisation in charge of rubbish collection.

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* In ''Literature/TheLaundrySeries'' ''Literature/TheLaundryFiles'' by Creator/CharlesStross, the organisations formerly known as [=MI5=] and [=MI6=] have invoked and exploited Acronym Confusion by changing their initialisms to [=DI5=] and [=DI6=] respectively and having their old initalisms reassigned. This way, the government can honestly claim that [=MI5=] is certainly not doing whatever Orwellian thing they're being accused of while forgetting to explain that this is because [=MI5=] is the organisation in charge of rubbish collection.
13th Dec '16 2:31:54 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* BMS can refer to either the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Be-Music_Source Be-Music Source]] file format used widely for chart files for ''VideoGame/{{beatmania}}'' and ''beatmania IIDX'' simulators, or the Battle Music Scene type of stage in ''VideoGame/TheatrhythmFinalFantasy''.

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* BMS can refer to either the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Be-Music_Source Be-Music Source]] file format used widely for chart files for ''VideoGame/{{beatmania}}'' and ''beatmania IIDX'' simulators, or the Battle Music Scene type of stage Stages in ''VideoGame/TheatrhythmFinalFantasy''.
13th Dec '16 2:30:53 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* BMS can refer to either the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Be-Music_Source Be-Music Source]] file format used widely for chart files for ''VideoGame/{{beatmania}}'' and ''beatmania IIDX'' simulators, or the Battle Music Scene type of stage in ''VideoGame/TheatrhythmFinalFantasy''.
11th Dec '16 7:41:27 AM Knight20
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[[AC:Anime and Manga]]

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2nd Dec '16 2:36:13 PM thistledown
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* BLM: "Bureau of Land Management" or "Black Lives Matter"? The former manages the land for 1/8 of the United States landmass (government-owned public land), while the later is an activist movement.
6th Nov '16 9:45:54 PM Orbiting
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->''Mrs. Phillips walks in.''c.o

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6th Nov '16 3:48:23 PM MrInitialMan
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* Trent Hamilton got the meaning of USSR wrong when discussing a Soviet Cornet (he thought it stood for [[CriticalResearchFailure United States of Soviet Russia]]). In a second video, he apologized, and said USSR stood for the United Stitching and Sewing Ring, the Underground Society of Secret Rhythm, Uninterrupted Silent Sustained Reading, or [[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics]]--whichever the watcher liked best.
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