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  • One variety of Urban Legends is known as "Xeroxlore" (also known as "Photocopylore"), printed items such as joke sheets, fake "warnings to the community," etc., that are photocopied and then circulated around business offices, schools and churches. Xeroxlore has become more and more obsolete as Technology Marches On, but some of these items are still around. One particular brand of Xeroxlore is a spoof memo with the subject line "Special(ized) High Intensity Training." An example can be found here; there are many others.
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  • If someone calls you a "chicken" just because you refuse to do drugs, you could think of it as standing for "Cool, Honest, Intelligent, Clear headed, Keen, Energetic, and Not interested in Drugs". Realistically, it's unlikely that they'll conveniently pick the particular word you memorized a complimentary backronym for in advance, and far more likely that they won't have a problem with your refusal at all. But you still could!
  • Keebler's popular E.L. Fudge cookies, sandwich cookies shaped like a Keebler Elf. That's E as in Everyone, L as in Loves, Fudge.
  • In 1983, there was the Kinkeshi, a line of Japanese collectable toys, marketed as "M.U.S.C.L.E." (Millions of Unusual Small Creatures Lurking Everywhere) in the States.
  • An Urban Legend has it that the word "nonce" as British slang for a child molester came from the phrase "Not On Normal Communal Exercise", referring to the fact that convicted pedophiles had to be segregated from the regular prison population lest they meet a Vigilante Execution (prisoners notoriously being ruthless towards those who hurt children the world over).
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  • The online marine biology database World Registry of Marine Species (WoRMS).
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