Once More, With Meaning!

When I was growing up, one of our many ‘moms’ used to get all arms-crossed over the chest-like if she asked us how we were doing, and we answered with the typical teenage sigh of “Fine.”

You see, in her mind, Fine is an acronym for:

Fucked up
Insecure
Neurotic and
Emotional

So, we weren’t allowed to use that as an answer – though since we were teens, it was probably spot on! – we had to give more in-depth details than that.  I revisited those memories today, as I was dealing with my own kids, and I began wondering about all of the other words I grew up hearing that also happen to be well-known acronyms.  Here are a few of my favorites:

False
Emotions
Appearing
Real

Fornication
Under
Consent of
King

Away
With
Out
Leave

Missing
In
Action…….  (Technically, this is a straight-up acronym that hasn’t been turned into a ‘word,’ but I use it frequently when talking about someone who’s unusually unreachable.)

As
Soon
As
Possible

Fucked
Up
Beyond
All
Recognition

Thanks to one of my recent Flash Facts Friday posts, I also now know that in Australia, POETS [Day] can stand for:

Piss
Off
Early
Tomorrow’s
Saturday… (A new personal favorite)

I know there are a lot more word-acronyms out there, like LASER and RADAR, but they’re not quite as much fun as the ones listed above.  Do you have any unique word-acronyms you grew up with or have heard somewhere?

Published by A.C. Melody

Indie Author of Erotic, BDSM,PNR, SciFi/Futuristic, and Dark Romance. I'm from the Pacific Northwest, drink far too much coffee, always root for the underdog, anti-heroes and shameless whores, I love hard ass Alphas and the strong women they'll move heaven and earth to claim. You can always find me in my writing cave, but it's not always wise to try and talk to me there, so make sure to sign up for my newsletter, instead!

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