Reading TonyP4’s comment this morning on the Numbers as Language thread, I noticed he used the acronym FOB meaning “Fresh Off Boat”. That reminded me of my Taiwan days and especially Catherine, one of the gals at my office in Hsinchu who was one of the funniest people with one of the driest wits I’ve ever encountered. She seemed to have an acronym for everything! So I thought it’d be fun for everyone to share the ones they know. I’ll start it off: “That stupid MBA made a pass at an MIT while married to an ABC. He’s just an IBM anyway.”
Now to translate: MBA: Married But Available, MIT: Made in Taiwan (born in Taiwan), ABC: American Born Chinese, IBM: International Big Mouth (originally used on Lee Tenghui, Lee Kwan Yew & Mahathir bin Mohamad).
Some others are BEER: Beginning Enjoy, Ending Regret, BMW: Big Mouth Wife, FBI: Female Body Inspection, NATO: No Action Talk Only, PUB: Pay Until Broke, YAHOO: You Always Have Other Options, Ph.D: Permanent Head Damage, ADIDAS: All Day I Dream About Sex.
Do you all know any others we can add to the list??