Here are some new acronyms that I’ve heard here that are sort of funny, plus some name changes.
PFC - Perfect For Cleaning (my rank)
USMC - United States Maintenance Crew (the Marine Corps)
Lance Corporal - Lance Criminal
The first two come from the amount of cleaning we do in the Marines. When we aren’t training, we are cleaning everything. Most of the cleaning is generally done by PFCs too. Maybe I should change my title to “Perfect For Cleaning” instead of “Private First Class”. It might be pointless since in 3 months or less I’ll be changing it to Lance Corporal (I’ll be promoted no later than August).
Originally posted by GG Crono 4 It’s only an acronym if it spells something pronouncable, like SCUBA or NASA.
Damnit! I’m a Marine not a rocker scientist!:hyperven: Besides, PFC and USMC are used as acronyms, they are always said, just like NASA instead of whatever it stands for (I’m tired, I can’t think, I’ve been up since 6 Thursday morning).
A sound or a combination of sounds, or its representation in writing or printing, that symbolizes and communicates a meaning and <b>may</b> consist of a single morpheme or of a combination of morphemes
A meaningful linguistic unit consisting of a word, such as man, or a word element, such as -ed in walked, that cannot be divided into smaller meaningful parts.
Where in the definition does it say it must be pronounceable?
Edit: Sure, an intelligible word must have a vowel in it, but acronyms, unless they create an intelligible word, only involve the saying of the letters that make UP the acronym.