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SuperTrope of AICronym.

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SuperTrope of AICronym.AICronym and ShoehornedAcronym.

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* ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' has a semi-running gag in the early seasons that takes a paragraph-long concept and turns it into an initialism that is still a WallOfText, only now it's an impossible to remember, contextless screed of letters and periods.


In case it's still unclear, an ACRONYM is '''''A''''' '''''C'''''oncise '''''R'''''epresentation '''''O'''''f '''''N'''''omenclature '''''Y'''''ielding '''''M'''''eaning.

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[[ShapedLikeItself In case it's still unclear, unclear]], an ACRONYM is '''''A''''' '''''C'''''oncise '''''R'''''epresentation '''''O'''''f '''''N'''''omenclature '''''Y'''''ielding '''''M'''''eaning.


For instance, no writer would have allowed New York's police force to come up with the abbreviation "NYPD". That can't even be properly pronounced. No, they'd have named it, ehm... something like the [[WesternAnimation/{{COPS}} Central Organization of Police Specialists]]. It doesn't matter so much that the full title is [[WordSalad essentially meaningless]] -- we got it to spell out COPS![[note]]COPS actually stands for Community Oriented Policing Services in the U.S. Justice Department.[[/note]] Heck, we can even sell some toys now! Or, you know what would be better than COPS, would be JUSTICE! So what does JUSTICE stand for? Nothing. That's right, we don't even ''need'' it to stand for anything if we don't want it to!

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For instance, no writer would have allowed New York's police force to come up with the abbreviation "NYPD". That can't even be properly pronounced. No, they'd have named it, ehm... something like the [[WesternAnimation/{{COPS}} [[WesternAnimation/COPSAnimatedSeries Central Organization of Police Specialists]]. It doesn't matter so much that the full title is [[WordSalad essentially meaningless]] -- we got it to spell out COPS![[note]]COPS actually stands for Community Oriented Policing Services in the U.S. Justice Department.[[/note]] Heck, we can even sell some toys now! Or, you know what would be better than COPS, would be JUSTICE! So what does JUSTICE stand for? Nothing. That's right, we don't even ''need'' it to stand for anything if we don't want it to!

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In case it's still unclear, an ACRONYM is '''''A''''' '''''C'''''oncise '''''R'''''epresentation '''''O'''''f '''''N'''''omenclature '''''Y'''''ielding '''''M'''''eaning.

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SuperTrope of AICronym.

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In government, military, and engineering contexts, this is absolutely TruthInTelevision, probably because there are so many acronyms in those fields that nobody can remember them if they don't have a nice mnemonic. Wiki/ThatOtherWiki calls it a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backronym backronym]].

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In government, military, and engineering contexts, this is absolutely TruthInTelevision, probably because there are so many acronyms in those fields that nobody can remember them if they don't have a nice mnemonic. Wiki/ThatOtherWiki calls it a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backronym backronym]].
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* FunWithAcronyms/ComicStrips



* FunWithAcronyms/NewspaperComics


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[[DescribeTopicHere D.E.S.C.R.I.B.E.:]] '''[[DescribeTopicHere D]]'''[[DescribeTopicHere escriptions]] are escriptions are]] '''[[DescribeTopicHere E]]'''[[DescribeTopicHere very]] '''[[DescribeTopicHere S]]'''[[DescribeTopicHere ustainably]] '''[[DescribeTopicHere C]]'''[[DescribeTopicHere ool and]] '''[[DescribeTopicHere R]]'''[[DescribeTopicHere ad Trope that begin every said Trope even]] '''[[DescribeTopicHere I']]'''[[DescribeTopicHere ve]] '''[[DescribeTopicHere B]]'''[[DescribeTopicHere een]] '''[[DescribeTopicHere E]]'''[[DescribeTopicHere verywhere to find it.]]


[[DescribeTopicHere D.E.S.C.R.I.B.E.:]] '''[[DescribeTopicHere D]]'''[[DescribeTopicHere escriptions]] are '''[[DescribeTopicHere E]]'''[[DescribeTopicHere very]] '''[[DescribeTopicHere S]]'''[[DescribeTopicHere ustainably]] '''[[DescribeTopicHere C]]'''[[DescribeTopicHere ool and]] '''[[DescribeTopicHere R]]'''[[DescribeTopicHere ad Trope even]] '''[[DescribeTopicHere I']]'''[[DescribeTopicHere ve]] '''[[DescribeTopicHere B]]'''[[DescribeTopicHere een]] '''[[DescribeTopicHere E]]'''[[DescribeTopicHere verywhere to find it.]]

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[[DescribeTopicHere D.E.S.C.R.I.B.E.:]] '''[[DescribeTopicHere D]]'''[[DescribeTopicHere escriptions]] are '''[[DescribeTopicHere E]]'''[[DescribeTopicHere very]] '''[[DescribeTopicHere S]]'''[[DescribeTopicHere ustainably]] '''[[DescribeTopicHere C]]'''[[DescribeTopicHere ool and]] '''[[DescribeTopicHere R]]'''[[DescribeTopicHere ad Trope that begin every said Trope even]] '''[[DescribeTopicHere I']]'''[[DescribeTopicHere ve]] '''[[DescribeTopicHere B]]'''[[DescribeTopicHere een]] '''[[DescribeTopicHere E]]'''[[DescribeTopicHere verywhere to find it.]]


[[DescribeTopicHere D.E.S.C.R.I.B.E.:]] '''[[DescribeTopicHere D]]'''[[DescribeTopicHere escriptions]] are '''[[DescribeTopicHere E'''[[DescribeTopicHere very]] '''[[DescribeTopicHere S]]'''[[DescribeTopicHere ustainably]] '''[[DescribeTopicHere C]]'''[[DescribeTopicHere ool and]] '''[[DescribeTopicHere R]]'''[[DescribeTopicHere ad even]] '''[[DescribeTopicHere I']]'''[[DescribeTopicHere ve]] '''[[DescribeTopicHere B]]'''[[DescribeTopicHere een]] '''[[DescribeTopicHere E]]'''[[DescribeTopicHere verywhere to find it.]]

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[[DescribeTopicHere D.E.S.C.R.I.B.E.:]] '''[[DescribeTopicHere D]]'''[[DescribeTopicHere escriptions]] are '''[[DescribeTopicHere E'''[[DescribeTopicHere E]]'''[[DescribeTopicHere very]] '''[[DescribeTopicHere S]]'''[[DescribeTopicHere ustainably]] '''[[DescribeTopicHere C]]'''[[DescribeTopicHere ool and]] '''[[DescribeTopicHere R]]'''[[DescribeTopicHere ad Trope even]] '''[[DescribeTopicHere I']]'''[[DescribeTopicHere ve]] '''[[DescribeTopicHere B]]'''[[DescribeTopicHere een]] '''[[DescribeTopicHere E]]'''[[DescribeTopicHere verywhere to find it.]]

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[[DescribeTopicHere D.E.S.C.R.I.B.E.:]] '''[[DescribeTopicHere D]]'''[[DescribeTopicHere escriptions]] are '''[[DescribeTopicHere E'''[[DescribeTopicHere very]] '''[[DescribeTopicHere S]]'''[[DescribeTopicHere ustainably]] '''[[DescribeTopicHere C]]'''[[DescribeTopicHere ool and]] '''[[DescribeTopicHere R]]'''[[DescribeTopicHere ad even]] '''[[DescribeTopicHere I']]'''[[DescribeTopicHere ve]] '''[[DescribeTopicHere B]]'''[[DescribeTopicHere een]] '''[[DescribeTopicHere E]]'''[[DescribeTopicHere verywhere to find it.]]


In fictional acronyms, priorities are reversed. It's not so important that the full name be clear, memorable and to the point; it matters much more that the actual acronym spell out a word or phrase, preferably a {{meaningful|Name}}, [[RuleOfCool impressive]] (or just plain [[RuleOfFunny funny]]) one. This results in "backronyms", acronyms created before the names they allegedly stand for -- if the acronym even stands for anything at all. In other words, fiction tends to go for [[SelfDemonstratingArticle Appellations Creatively Relevant, Occasionally Nonsensical, Yet Meaningful]]. [[PrecisionFStrike Shit.]]

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In fictional (and sometimes [[TruthInTelevision not so fictional]]) acronyms, priorities are reversed. It's not so important that the full name be clear, memorable and to the point; it matters much more that the actual acronym spell out a word or phrase, preferably a {{meaningful|Name}}, [[RuleOfCool impressive]] (or just plain [[RuleOfFunny funny]]) one. This results in "backronyms", acronyms created before the names they allegedly stand for -- if the acronym even stands for anything at all. In other words, fiction tends to go for [[SelfDemonstratingArticle Appellations Creatively Relevant, Occasionally Nonsensical, Yet Meaningful]]. [[PrecisionFStrike Shit.]]


In government, military, and engineering contexts, this is absolutely TruthInTelevision, probably because there are so many acronyms in those fields that nobody can remember them if they don't have a nice mnemonic. ThatOtherWiki calls it a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backronym backronym]].

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In government, military, and engineering contexts, this is absolutely TruthInTelevision, probably because there are so many acronyms in those fields that nobody can remember them if they don't have a nice mnemonic. ThatOtherWiki Wiki/ThatOtherWiki calls it a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backronym backronym]].

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