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Re: COSC or C.O.S.C

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jkbarnes wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:55 pm
My favorite acronyms pronounced like words...

SNAFU
TARFU
FUBAR
You missed BOHICA
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albionphoto wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:40 pm
jkbarnes wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:55 pm
My favorite acronyms pronounced like words...

SNAFU
TARFU
FUBAR
You missed BOHICA
Now that’s one I don’t know!
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Re: COSC or C.O.S.C

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albionphoto wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:50 pm
Bend Over Here It Comes Again
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albionphoto wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:50 pm
Bend Over Here It Comes Again
:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:
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albionphoto wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:50 pm
Bend Over Here It Comes Again
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Classic :clap: :clap: :clap: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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I guess I just have to be different. I’ve always pronounced it as COS-SEE, which is a b.a.s.t.a.r.d.i.s.e.d* combination of the two main contenders...

* No, not an acronym, just an attempt to get around the forum censorship of a word which is not actually blasphemy...
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Vaguely related, but this thread reminds me that I hate (maybe a bit of a strong categorisation, but you'll get my drift) people who refer to their 'PIN number'.

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Ah, the redundant N.
Trouble is, if you started this late in the day to call it your PI number you might get people going round in circles or sending you to a bakery in Wigan.
And if you say you have forgotten your PIN, kind souls might try to give you a safety pin!
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Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:
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Vaguely related, but this thread reminds me that I hate (maybe a bit of a strong categorisation, but you'll get my drift) people who refer to their 'PIN number'.

Guy
Often guilty of this one, Sir, despite knowing what PIN stands for.

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Thanks for posting this - confess I didn't know how this is meant to be expressed..

As it's gone a little off topic...one of the acronyms that always sticks in my head is WOFTAM because of the unusual way that I learned about it..

A number of years ago I was invited to help design a training facility for the local electricity supply authority at a regional depot. At the briefing I was informed by the Client that the new facility would be located in a clearing just north of the "Woftam Building" - the facility for housing their fleet of maintenance trucks. The trucks were the kind that have an articulated arm with a two-man bucket on the end for reaching up to work on overhead power lines.

Not being familiar with the word, I assumed that the "Woftam Building" was named after someone named "Woftam" or perhaps the brand of trucks that it housed. After the meeting, I was invited to look at the proposed site and we walked over to the area, passing the Woftam Building on the way..

The Woftam Building was a long, industrial shed with structural bays and door openings for the large trucks. Inside, the building was empty save for a few private passenger cars. The fleet of maintenance trucks was parked outside in the staff car park... I asked the obvious question: "why aren't the trucks parked in the shed?"

The Client advised that the trucks didn't actually fit in the shed so they had to park outside! Evidently, the designer of the building (not my firm) neglected to check the height of the trucks and to ensure that the head beam to the door openings was high enough for the trucks to fit under! :shock:

...turns out that "Woftam" stands for Waste Of F****** Time And Money ..
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^^^^ :lol: :lol: :lol: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: COSC or C.O.S.C

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Tortoise wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:13 am


...turns out that "Woftam" stands for Waste Of F****** Time And Money ..
I wish I'd said that! Cue James Whistler....
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