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Worst government acronym ever - The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
fernwithy
fernwithy
Worst government acronym ever
Okay, so my BPL alert sent me this article about a meeting held at the library to discuss the Boston Redevelopment Authority.

Includes this quote that just made me snicker:
"I think the role of the BRA is to support the community."

Glad that got in under the wire. Cross my heart. ;p
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jo_anne_storm From: jo_anne_storm Date: April 9th, 2009 02:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
*snicker*
ladyaeryn From: ladyaeryn Date: April 9th, 2009 02:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
*snort* And I thought my office's acronym (OLD) was bad enough. ;)
hippie1025 From: hippie1025 Date: April 9th, 2009 03:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Snerk.
hermia7 From: hermia7 Date: April 9th, 2009 05:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ahahah! So dumb. People really don't pay attention, do they?
keestone From: keestone Date: April 9th, 2009 05:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
< snerk > Didn't know they considered themselves a community. Down, girls, down!

Red Dwarf had fun with this acronymic problem with, "The Committee for the Liberation and Integration of Terrifying Organisms and their Rehabilitation Into Society."
sue_parsons From: sue_parsons Date: April 9th, 2009 05:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Bunch of boobs. They need to keep more abreast of current trends. But, then, perhaps we are milking this issue more than it deserves.
chrischewscud From: chrischewscud Date: April 9th, 2009 05:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
This reminds me of the uniforms for women's vollyeball at the summer Olympics. All players had the first three letters of their country's name written across the sports bras they wore as part of their uniform. Brazil had a rather unfortunate abbreviation. :D

Hey, I'm sure all their employees *love* that acronym. "Where did you say you work?"
shiiki From: shiiki Date: April 10th, 2009 02:24 am (UTC) (Link)
Brazil had a rather unfortunate abbreviation.

*grin* That was the first thing that came to my mind as well!

nundu_art From: nundu_art Date: April 9th, 2009 06:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Okay, here's one for you...
http://www.reuters.com/article/oddlyEnoughNews/idUSTRE53859C20090409?feedType=RSS&feedName=oddlyEnoughNews&rpc=76
How many bad puns can you find in this article!?
tante_in_hp From: tante_in_hp Date: April 9th, 2009 09:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
And you win the official Uncle Lyle bad pun award for most puns in a paragraph today.

I roll my eyes at you...;P
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tearoha From: tearoha Date: April 9th, 2009 11:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
*is still giggling*

How can it be possible for that to be an accident??

'Under the wire'? 'Cross my heart'? LOL!
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thewhiteowl From: thewhiteowl Date: April 10th, 2009 12:35 am (UTC) (Link)
A local grammar school has the acronym BRA :) Fun for its pupils.
cordeliadelayne From: cordeliadelayne Date: April 10th, 2009 01:20 am (UTC) (Link)
Hee!
From: (Anonymous) Date: April 10th, 2009 02:40 am (UTC) (Link)
"Cross my heart" and hope to Lift and Separate.

My daughter attended Parkway East Middle School. Somehow, that "E" always seemed to get dropped out of their abbreviation.

FNelson572
ashtur From: ashtur Date: April 10th, 2009 04:01 am (UTC) (Link)
Hmm... that's a doozy to be sure. I'm trying to decide if it tops this one.

In the early days of World War Two, the head of the US Navy was "Commander in Chief- United States" (That is to say, the entire US Navy, just like you had Commander in Chief-Pacific and Commander in Chief-Atlantic)

So, Pacific was Cincpac
Then, Atlantic was Cinclant

And the big cheese?
Cincus

They changed it to Cominch
From: (Anonymous) Date: April 11th, 2009 03:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
But let us never forget the Stadium Office Buildings (although that might be an urban legend they tell freshmen).

Ellen
crazy_catlady From: crazy_catlady Date: April 11th, 2009 10:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hehe.
mollywheezy From: mollywheezy Date: August 18th, 2009 04:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
That is hilarious! ROTFL! ;D
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