Meaningless Acronym
An acronym that was never meant to stand for anything.


(permanent link) added: 2012-02-22 19:59:11 sponsor: StevenT (last reply: 2012-05-20 21:38:41)

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Examples:

Live-Action TV
  • Get Smart: CONTROL and KAOS are always spelled all-caps but they don't "mean" anything.

Video Games
  • Soul Calibur V: According to Namco Bandai, the letters in Z.W.E.I.'s name mean nothing. It's not even his real name; not that that should come as any surprise to anyone.
  • The five regional alliances in Evil Genius that oppose the player all have names that form words, but are presented as acronyms. It's never explained what they stand for.
    • P.A.T.R.I.O.T protects North America and its Pacific allies such as Japan.
    • S.A.B.R.E protects Europe and some of its former colonies.
    • H.A.M.M.E.R protects the Soviet Union and Cuba.
    • A.N.V.I.L protects China and South East Asia.
    • S.M.A.S.H protects South America, North Africa, the Middle East, and Antarctica.

Western Animation
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