History Main / RecursiveAcronym

12th Sep '16 1:48:33 PM HarJIT-EGS
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Popular text-based email program PINE -- Pine Is Not ELM. (ELM standing for ELectronic Mail). However, PINE's successor, Alpine, does not seem to stand for anything.

to:

* Popular text-based email program PINE -- Pine Is Not ELM. (ELM standing for ELectronic Mail). However, PINE's Apache-licensed successor, Alpine, does not seem [[SubvertedTrope subverts]] this by turning out to officially stand for anything."Alternatively Licensed Program for Internet News and Email"
12th Sep '16 1:11:14 PM HarJIT-EGS
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* A joke from the days of 64k RAM is that Emacs stands for '''E'''macs '''m'''akes '''a c'''omputer '''s'''low. (It originally stood for Editor MACros.)

to:

* A joke from the days of 64k RAM is that Emacs stands for '''E'''macs '''m'''akes '''a c'''omputer '''s'''low. (It originally stood for Editor MACros.[=MACroS=].)



* LAME -- LAME Ain't an [=MP3=] Encoder. Even though it is.[[note]]Technically, the developers only release ''source code for'' an MP3 encoder, which they believe to make a difference in terms of patent law - any actual software use of LAME would have to use a (third-party) build of it, though, making this moot from an end-user perspective.[[/note]] The corresponding MP2 encoder is TwoLAME, originally TooLAME (presumably TOOLame Ain't an [=MP2=] Encoder) - which is fittingly even lamer.

to:

* LAME -- LAME Ain't an [=MP3=] Encoder. Even though it is.[[note]]Technically, the developers only release ''source code for'' an MP3 encoder, which they believe to make a difference in terms of patent law - any actual software use of LAME would have to use a (third-party) build of it, though, making this moot from an end-user perspective.[[/note]] The corresponding MP2 [=MP2=] encoder is TwoLAME, [=TwoLAME=], originally TooLAME [=TooLAME=] (presumably TOOLame [=TOOLame=] Ain't an [=MP2=] Encoder) - which is fittingly even lamer.
12th Sep '16 1:09:41 PM HarJIT-EGS
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Inverting all the "X is not an Y." examples above is BIABI, which is a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brainfuck Brainfuck]] Interpreter.

to:

* Inverting all the "X is not an Y." examples above below is BIABI, which is a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brainfuck Brainfuck]] Interpreter.



* A joke from the days of 64k RAM is that Emacs stands for '''E'''macs '''m'''akes '''a c'''omputer '''s'''low.

to:

* A joke from the days of 64k RAM is that Emacs stands for '''E'''macs '''m'''akes '''a c'''omputer '''s'''low. (It originally stood for Editor MACros.)



* LAME -- LAME Ain't an [=MP3=] Encoder. Even though it is.

to:

* LAME -- LAME Ain't an [=MP3=] Encoder. Even though it is.[[note]]Technically, the developers only release ''source code for'' an MP3 encoder, which they believe to make a difference in terms of patent law - any actual software use of LAME would have to use a (third-party) build of it, though, making this moot from an end-user perspective.[[/note]] The corresponding MP2 encoder is TwoLAME, originally TooLAME (presumably TOOLame Ain't an [=MP2=] Encoder) - which is fittingly even lamer.
21st Mar '16 9:40:28 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''TwinPeaks,'' BigBad "BOB"'s name was a recursive acronym standing for "Beware of BOB".

to:

* In ''TwinPeaks,'' ''Series/TwinPeaks,'' BigBad "BOB"'s name was a recursive acronym standing for "Beware of BOB".
6th Jan '16 6:03:40 PM Prfnoff
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** "Six-Part Ricercar" has another one at its very end:
--->'''Tortoise''': Reentering Introduction Creates Endlessly Rising Canon, After RICERCAR.
2nd Nov '15 1:16:29 PM thatmadork
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': The heroines of the story (Ruby, Weiss, Blake and Yang) are a team named RWBY, which is pronounced "Ruby".
-->'''Ruby''': And, yes, before you ask, that ''does'' cause a lot of confusion.
9th Oct '15 3:33:12 AM Ereiam
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity'', the names of the fraternity of RΩR and the sorority of HSS respectively stand for Roar Omega Roar and Eta Hiss Hiss.
1st Sep '15 1:07:59 PM StFan
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* According to ''AtariForce'', "Atari" stands for the "Atari Technology and Research Institute".
* The Archie [[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog Sonic The Hedgehog]] comics had ADAM (ADAM Determines Anonymous' Movements).

to:

* According to ''AtariForce'', ''ComicBook/AtariForce'', "Atari" stands for the "Atari Technology and Research Institute".
* The Archie [[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog ''[[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog Sonic The Hedgehog]] the Hedgehog]]'' comics had ADAM (ADAM Determines Anonymous' Movements).
21st Aug '15 10:12:51 AM GrammarNavi
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/425102/april-04-2013/obama-s-brain-initiative Steven Colbert on the BRAIN Initiative.]]

to:

* [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/425102/april-04-2013/obama-s-brain-initiative Steven Stephen Colbert on the BRAIN Initiative.]]
10th Jun '15 5:34:22 AM NightSpectre
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

[[folder:Music]]
* [[Music/TheBlackEyedPeas will.i.am]] released a single featuring Music/JenniferLopez and [[Music/TheRollingStones Mick Jagger]] called '''''T.H.E.''''' ('''The''' '''H'''ardest '''E'''ver).
[[/folder]]
This list shows the last 10 events of 46. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.RecursiveAcronym