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14th Jun '17 12:28:38 PM DaibhidC
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* The '''XB'''ox '''O'''ne '''X'''.
21st May '17 4:16:22 AM bwburke94
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* Internet slang phrase: Rip in peace.
* ''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.

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* Internet slang phrase: Rip in peace.
* ''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.
'''R'''IP '''i'''n '''p'''eace.



* '''RED Corp.''', one of the casting agencies that provide the stuntmen for ''SuperSentai'' and ''Franchise/KamenRider'', stands for "Red Entertainment Deliver".

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* '''RED Corp.''', one of the casting agencies that provide the stuntmen for ''SuperSentai'' ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' and ''Franchise/KamenRider'', stands for "Red Entertainment Deliver".
24th Mar '17 9:41:26 PM DarkHunter
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* LISP -- LISP Is Stupid Parentheses. This one is actually a joke rather than the programming language's actual name ([=LISt=] Processor). All programs in LISP are structured as mathematical phrases, and tend to include phrases-within-phrases-within-phrases ''ad nauseum'', which often leaves a huge number of [[http://redlinernotes.com/docs/talks/opa/cpu.lisp.jpg trailing parentheses at the end.]] Making sure the right number of closing parentheses are in place is a major headache for LISP programmers.

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* LISP -- LISP Is Stupid Parentheses. This one is actually a joke rather than the programming language's actual name ([=LISt=] Processor). All programs in LISP are structured as mathematical phrases, and tend to include phrases-within-phrases-within-phrases ''ad nauseum'', which often leaves a huge number of [[http://redlinernotes.com/docs/talks/opa/cpu.lisp.jpg [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_kakNmBjOGaA/TDX4fAOL9XI/AAAAAAAAAiM/zQq8qLTU7iQ/s400/stacked.png.scaled500.png trailing parentheses at the end.]] Making sure the right number of closing parentheses are in place is a major headache for LISP programmers.
24th Mar '17 9:37:17 PM DarkHunter
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* LISP -- LISP Is Stupid Parentheses. This one is actually a joke rather than the programming language's actual name ([=LISt=] Processor). All programs in LISP are structured as mathematical phrases, and tend to include phrases-within-phrases-within-phrases ''ad nauseum'', which often leaves a huge number of [[http://redlinernotes.com/docs/talks/opa/cpu.lisp.jpg trailing parentheses at the end.]] Making sure the right number of closing parentheses are in place is a major headache for LISP programmers.
11th Mar '17 3:52:20 PM nombretomado
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* XNA -- "XNA's Not Acronymed" (an engine made by Microsoft that make use of the .NET framework to make interactive media such as games. it's commonly used by indie developers to make games for the Xbox, although it can also be used on MicrosoftWindows and the Windows Phone 7).

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* XNA -- "XNA's Not Acronymed" (an engine made by Microsoft that make use of the .NET framework to make interactive media such as games. it's commonly used by indie developers to make games for the Xbox, although it can also be used on MicrosoftWindows UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows and the Windows Phone 7).
6th Mar '17 5:26:53 PM samgj
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* In [[WesternAnimation/{{TheSimpsons}} The Simpsons]] Homer creates the musical genre [[Main/{{Grunge}} Guitar Rock Utilizing Nihilist Grunge Energy]].
2nd Jan '17 7:47:05 PM AntMan
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* The second ComicBook/BlueBeetle's company, Kord Industries, is sometimes said to be an acronym for Kord Omniversal Research & Development.
12th Sep '16 1:48:33 PM HarJIT-EGS
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* 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.

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* 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
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* 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.)

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* 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.

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

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* 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.

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* 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.

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* 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.
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